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Old Crow

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Tree Talk


Another lesson from Ma Nature about getting along.

Tree Speak

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Yup, without a doubt, she's one nifty broad. emoticon Everything works together...we need one another, and all that.

There are those who converse with the trees:

And probably other living things as well

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I'll confess to having a chat or twelve with trees here and there. But thus far I've been unable to decipher the whisper of leaves or groaning of crossed branches.

But I have an abiding appreciation for them and trust that on some level, they might understand that.

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. . . RATHER than competing for survival . . .

Sounds like wishful thinking to me, and very simplistic. Anyone who has spent much time in a forest can readily see the fallacy of that opinion. Small trees that die because larger trees consume most of the nutrients and block the sunlight. Vines that strangle other plant species. Fungus blights that kill trees and plants. And on, and on. Anyone who doesn't see a competition for survival is willfully looking the other way. IMO.
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Tinman is bang on. Mother nature is all about competing for survival. But we are sentient beings who should be able to structure our society in such a way that we do as little damage to one another and the world as a whole as we strive to live.

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Since I live in a house which is in the midst of a grove of mostly oaks, this topic speaks (literally) close to home. For over 50 years the only trees that have been cut are the ones that have fallen half-way...and must be cut down.

I've even had smarty-pants (what a nice word for what I really think! emoticon ) say "your place would look nice if you'd cut down some of those trees". Of course I don't give one flip of a pancake for what someone else thinks.

When one looks up in the spring to fall there is a canopy that covers almost every area. Oh, there are a few places where the sunlight manages to squeak through and I have plants in those places...but anyway...

I have such deep and abiding respect for these old creatures that have lived longer than me or even my mother. (WOW on that!) Yes, perhaps nature is a quest for survival. But in the woods I'm familiar with, the oldest survivors are able to live to the fullest, if the young ones come to the right place they, too, get a chance and they all nurture and comfort any who wish to accept their gifts.

My neighbors, however, do not feel the same way and have relished cutting down almost every tree in their yard. They may have a manicured place, but they don't seem any happier for it. They scream and curse at each other and their children loud enough to wake those in the cemetery 1 1/2 miles away, and the dogs they keep in the "running pens" never last more than 3 years at the most...I'll keep my grove.
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I'll go with the article:

According to Simard, the forest organisms are in effect sharing elements among each other rather than competing for survival. This paints a much more comprehensive and holistic picture of the relationship between plants. Instead of attempting to understand organisms individually, the whole forest must be considered as a single entity that works in concert in order to gain clarity and insight on what is really going on.

Lady Gaia is very wise. There's no "dog eat dog" in her way of thinking. This from an Eileen Caddy channeling many years ago in one of the Findhorn books: My ways are very strange. And to the average earth dweller they are indeed. There's an awful lot we don't yet understand regarding our place in the Universe, but this is changing. emoticon

(Lynn, anyone who likes cats can't be all bad. Same goes for those who love trees. emoticon)

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Okay, you forced me to look for it! emoticon

From the book Findhorn:

My ways are very strange. But remember that I see the whole of the picture whereas you only see such a small portion of it.

I see all the actors in the play of Life, you see only ones nearest at hand.

There are many you have not yet met. One by one I point the way to them. And they follow it, and take their part in the whole overall plan.

And so the plan unfolds in true perfection. Watch it unfold, and glory in the wonder of it. It is so wonderful that it is past understanding. Just be willing to accept it all with full and grateful hearts. And see My hand in everything. Never at any time fail to see My hand in all that is taking place.

And if something does not work out as you hoped it would, do not be downcast or allow your faith to waiver. Simply know that it is working out perfectly for all concerned. And only the very best will come out of it in the end -- that I know what is best for each one, and not just for you.

I hold the overall picture in My hands and My plan is perfect.


(Yeah, yeah, I know. This belongs in the WooWoo forum. Suck it up, Buttercups. emoticon )

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I love trees too. I had fifteen young evergreens lining the perimeter of my front yard until two died this past spring and had to be cut down. The major culprit I'm sure is the !@#$ with his oil-burning pickup truck who would park right in front of my yard during the winter and let the damn thing run for fifteen minutes or more "warming up", all the while belching toxic exhaust right at those two trees.

I feel like strangling the imbecile.

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I've even had smarty-pants (what a nice word for what I really think! emoticon ) say "your place would look nice if you'd cut down some of those trees".


I know you'll appreciate this one, Lynn. I live in a relatively narrow valley surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, and I've had tourists tell me they feel the mountains block the view.

Idjits.

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I know it is supposed to be the diversity of thought that "makes life interesting".

However, I find much more enjoyment and interest in like-minded souls! emoticon

...and of course I'm including trees (and mountains) in the like-minded souls category. emoticon
 
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