Tree Tuesday Brought From Me to You

in #treetuesday2 years ago


Photos strewn on a table
Divided into branches
Old and new with room to expand
Marriage, birth, celebration of life
Pruning the branches back for new growth
The tree of Life, stands
In a forest of generations



“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.”
—John Lennon

Today is #TreeTuesday initiated by @Old-Guy-Photos. Let's put up some trees today! If you haven't guessed it by now, this tree is one of my favorites. I walk right by him whenever I go out for a run or walk. No matter which way I go, it always comes back to him.

I probably have a least a hundred pictures of this tree, in various states of dress and well, undress... We are almost back to naked again. Le sigh. Tiem flies! When you see running by you again, catch it if you can.


The trees here are brothers or cousins at the very least. They are oaks and planted in close proximity to one another. As if there were a family plot. There are other genetic markers that make me believe they are related. Can it be that they are just of the same kind of tree?

My redbud has put out so many seedpods, just wishing to reproduce one of his own. I am thinking this may be his year to win the game of tree life. One of those pods of the hundreds he bears has got to have a seed inside that says, "Let me be a tree!"Don't you think?

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Wood chips made from an old tree and repurposed for mulch. The three R's are employed here: reduce, reuse and recycle. Conserving our natural resources.

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A flower. Always. This flower is dedicated to #TuesdayOrange #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra. She truly colors my world.


This four-story folly of a house was built on a rock, mostly to anger the city long ago. It fell to disrepair and after years of being abandoned, was purchased for back taxes by an architect and his wife. It is a most bizarre site as you are sailing the Narragansett Bay in Newport, Rhode Island, but, it is truly a treasure of sorts. And still inhabited. Everyone needs a little Vitamin Sea every once in a while. It's been a while. How about you? See the story of the house here

I want to thank you for coming along as I perused the likes of #TreeTuesday, eclectic and true, brought by me to you. And just that quick, this show is over. Tag me and I will visit your trees too! Thank you!




Thank you for visiting my post 💖 Because of you, I come back to post again and again, I am encouraged by you, for the time you take to visit, comment or even upvote. For all of these reasons, I am eternally grateful. Don't ever forget what a wonderful world we live in, people. Let's hold hands around the globe and make this earth really spin. Some days, it is not as easy to see, how wonderful it really is. Kindness counts. Wherever you go, whatever you do.

I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,


warsan shire

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I had never really thought of trees being brothers. What an intriguing thought! I just had a mini "mind blown" moment. Thanks for sharing such great pics!

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Ha! A nice study of perspective. Well done.

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OMG! This is so funny!! I must have been really short on time this day to have missed this beauty! !tip

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Gorgeous tree shots and I love that John Lennon Quote,

I guess that house on the rock is good if you don't want any noisy neighbors right next door but not sure I would want to be out there when a big storm comes through

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Todo muy bello ,pero me impacto mucho las sombras en el agua de los arboles,muy lindo esos reflejos,felicitaciones por su trabajo,feliz noche

Well that was certainly an interesting read. He is really a character! Sure is a cool setting.

Interesting how the branches of life turn out. Just when you forget about it, life has a way of sneaking up on you.

Yes I do like those reflections. I think they make for cool photos.

Well baldy Blondie thanks for a fantastic TT.

Beautiful old oak tree! Love to give that tree a big hug, guess he’ll give me lots of energy too.
Crazy house perching on big rock. Wondering what John Lennon would say about that! Perhaps it might appear as a song.

Have a wonderful day!

Ha ha - a house built on a rock to piss someone off and vitamin sea! There are so many fun nuggets in your post. I love the eastern seaboard. It is a lovely place to visit. I also have fond memories of living in Boston and visiting Cape Cod. I only spent a little time in Rhode Island, though, when a long ago boyfriend was attending Brown.

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I love the energy of trees so seeing the same photos is lovely to me.

God, the story of the house is absolutely incredible!! It made me forget about what your post was about and drop my work! I think it is a perfect story to make a movie! Thank you so much for sharing it! I should retell it to my husband, he will definitely like it.

And your favorite tree looks mighty with perfect shape :)
I wish you a great day ahead!

I love that John Lennon quote. What a perfect depiction of what art can be!

I would happily go visit that little house to finally get my much-needed does of Vitamin Sea! Too funny to pass by and see it out there on the water like that I'm sure. Though I don't think it would be that fun in a really bad storm, haha!

Oh I got it right at first glance it's an oak tree! LOL.

Nevertheless it's still beautiful from all angles.

I had mine posted yesterday and still unable to figure out what they are (from a distance)


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Have you read Richard Power's stupefyingly beautiful (like you) novel "Overstory"? It might answer some of the questions you have about trees.
That article about Clingstone is fantastic!
Would-be renters, Mr. Wood said, “must be able to swim, understand hurricanes, strong tides and outboards.”
and Clingstone eats women. I want to go for the work weekend! Maybe I would leave holding someone's hand.

And look what I found just yesterday in a box that has sat unopened in my basement for 20 years:


It's ALWAYS a pleasure to visit you.

Idyllic photos and, as always, terrific poetry.


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You're very welcome. And, thanks for the tip!

I feel a big ahhhh.... when i see the trees! Thank you :)

Love that house too. Must be quite a conversation piece when anyone new sees it for the first time. Haha, i bet the locals get bored of telling the story ; )

Stately old oak trees standing guard together always draws us closer, then a sigh knowing they will stand firm over long period of time.

New life from fallen, rounding up the circle; gorgeous flower to cheer up the day Denise, no wonder you always smiling....

Thank you so much! You are so kind! xo