Tree Tuesday – Thoughts on trees

in #treetuesday2 years ago

I went out to check on my apple trees this morning and it doesn’t look like they are going to make any apples this season. It seems like they skip every other year when flowering.

It has been really nice weather the last few days and the sun was out shinning.

My Douglas fir tree is in the background. It is a getting very large although it is only about ten years old. It grew from a seed and I had to transplant it to where it is now.

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Apple tree, f/2.4 1/56 4.3mm ISO50 – click for viewing full screen

I was out driving around other day and I looked up at a mountain top that was all stripped bare of trees. I’d take a picture and post that but it feels kind of like taking a picture of a dead animal – it is really not that nice to look at, although it is interesting in a way.

There are so many giant stumps around here; this used to be a much different area. There were very large forests here with very ancient trees. There is something about very old trees that is so wonderful.

A large forest with big old trees makes its own weather. The rain water is held by the soil and trees and it evaporates up to recycle into new rain in the area. The moisture stays in the area and the trees support each other so that if a big storm comes they don’t get blown over as easy.

These kinds of old growth forests are mostly all gone.

There used to be a large canary here that employed over a thousand people. That closed a long time ago - without the forest and with the increases in pollution, the conditions that the fish needed were gone.

I think someone called it, “shifting the baseline,” when you look around at what you see today and think it was always like this. Most people do not remember a time when the rivers were full of fish around here or large trees were all over.

I remember a time when, if you drove across the country you had to clean you windshield every time you stopped for gas because there were so many bugs on it you could hardly see. There are not as many bugs now.

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Taken August 2017, last years apple tree with a pine tree in background, f/1.7 1/60 4.2mm ISO125 Galaxy S7 – click for viewing full screen

I guess I’ve got the, “Earth day blues,” lol. I really wonder what kind of future we are making.
Weather patterns are shifting and we may even have an ice free ocean event sometime this summer in the Arctic.

The Atlantic ocean circulation has slowed down by as much a fifteen percent as compared to the mid 20th century, which doesn’t sound like much but it is around three times the amount of water that runs in all the rivers in the world per video below by Paul Beckwith.

A search on the net shows many different articles on this among this one by the Scientific American: Slow-Motion Ocean: Atlantic’s Circulation Is Weakest in 1,600 Years

I guess my apple tree harvest seems rather trivial by comparison.

But at least no trees were used in the creation of this blog post and I didn’t have to drive anywhere. Additionally, no photons were harmed in the taking of the pictures, as far as I know anyway, lol.


Thanks for reading! I always value your support and comments. The pictures were taken by me with my Galaxy S9+ and S7. The video is not my work and used by standard license. Tree Tuesday was started by @old-guy-photos

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Hmm, if you put wontons in a pho soup, would it be photon soup? Anyone who denies climate change sure doesn't live where I live.Weird weather is happening more and more often. It's almost like the seasons are shifting, it stays nice longer in the fall, but spring arrives later. Can't be good for plants and animals that rely on those patterns

Lol, nice joke, hmm photon soup and I don't even have to travel to the universal singularity to get it. ;)

The weather has been unusual and things are rapidly changing.

whether with weather changes in this season please fella @lightsplasher.?

Whether with weather waits Willy weatherman's willful weather writings? LOL, just kidding. :)

I heard they serve a good one at The Restaurant at the End of the Universe! lol

That is odd about the tree only fruiting every two years but it looks to be a young tree. I have read somewhere that plants need to be stressed to fruit. Perhaps this years was too settled for the tree. You did get a really nice harvest for such a small tree the year before.

I live in a place where we are slowly getting back to understanding that nature must be nurtured and made essential to our daily living. There are a lot of forces thinking this way. We will get back to where we were. Blessing Lightsplasher:)

It is a young tree and perhaps it will start fruiting every year once it gets a bit bigger. The deer like to eat it but I've been protecting it pretty well with the fence lately. It has produced many nice harvests for such a young tree.

I hope that we all very quickly come to the understanding that nature must be nurtured. I think it is fine to be taking from nature, we have got to eat something and live somewhere, but we need to start thinking about what we can give back if things seem out of balance. Once we do that and start better cooperation world wide, I think things will really start to get so much easier for everyone. Blessings prydefoltz

Actually, thinking about it like, "taking and giving," might not be the best way - it seems like more of a mutually beneficial arrangement we have with nature. For example, the apple tree really doesn't care if I take the apples. In fact, it is helpful for it because I protect it from the deer. Now if I chopped it down to season the deer meat on the barbecue, I might think about if my actions are long term sustainable, lol. :D

We must keep everything in balance or nature will find a way to balance it for us. That is the way.

very nice with its apple tree treatments and with a little extra fertilizer it makes the trees grow and fruition in a sustainable time. it's a very genius idea on how to care for your apple tree friend @lightsplasher.

it's nice to have your own apple orchard close to your home @lightsplasher it's so much fun.

Growing your own food is a lot of fun for me. Lots of different things grow in my yard.

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This is very good, hopefully you get satisfactory results from this apple orchard.In our place there is no apple plant, in fact I also want to plant it

Nice good post

Hopefully your Apple tress is harvest this season, Apple is rich of vitamins C That usefull to keep our body healthy, thank you very much for your sharing to us, success always for you @lightsplasher

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Wow amazing your take a picture. I so like it. Nice photography :)

Very good photo @lightsplasher, May your apple tree harvest this season, Apple is rich in vitamin C which is useful to keep our body healthy, thank you very much for you to share with us, success always for you @lightsplasher.

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Lightsplasher apple tree is very dense fruit I love about apple @lightsplasher later when it is harvest do not forget me @lightsplasher I will always follow blog @lightsplasher i like post @lightsplasher

Very good photo @lightsplasher, May your apple tree harvest this season, Apple, thank you very much for you to share with us, success always for you @lightsplasher.

WOW ! Last year your Apples was looking so good and fresh. This year your new apple tree also growing very well and healthy. You should take care about it more. I'm waiting to see this year your Fresh and big Apples. Hope you will share the update with us. Thanks for sharing, Have a Good Day. @lightsplasher

An apple tree needs a certain amount of attention from its caregivers to ensure that it grows in a healthy way. For instance, an apple tree needs to be planted in a place where it will receive enough sunlight to grow. Furthermore, the spot should have adequate drainage so the apple tree will not absorb more water than it needs to live. In fact, if an apple tree's roots take in too much water there's a chance the tree will not survive.
You planted it at right place where it can take enough sunlight. Care about it's enough water too , which is another most important thing. Hope your apple tree gonna give you lovely apples so soon : )

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.a very beautiful post I really like to see his thanks because my sahab has seen something very interesting

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I really like the apple buddy @lighsplaser. I really want to plant my apple buddy @lightsplaser.cuman I do not know how to care for nya.thakah this apple can refrain in dry season buddy @lightsplaser.

Hopefully your Apple tress is harvest this season, Apple is rich of vitamins C That usefull to keep our body healthy, thank you very much for your sharing to us, success always for you @lightsplasher......This should be a guide for newcomers to make our post ..

The picture of nature is very beautiful, giving the atmosphere as if in the mountain leuser.

Beautifull writen,i very enjoyted good luck

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Hellooo brother @lightsplasher what's so beautiful postings and amazing apple ....

It's very interesting and nice.
This should be a guide for newcomers to make our post ..
Thanks a lot friends..

Wow @lightsplasher i prefer eat apple than other food. Cool pcs @Lightsplasher.
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Good trees my friend thank you for sharing her post, success always make you friend

Hellooo brother @lightsplasher what's so beautiful postings and amazing apple ....

Hellooo brother @lightsplasher what's so beautiful postings and amazing apple ....

Good post my friend @lightsplasher.

I like this post. I believe that, there is no friend in this world is as good as trees.
Thanks for sharing this post. I will waiting for your next post. God bless you.

wow very good fruits iyu my friends love it

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really posting a good post and very beautiful I very like your post @lightsplasher especially with this apple tree for me this tree is very special.
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.a very good post I really like to see her thanks for showing something very interesting

nice photography...thanks for sharing it with us

apples are very good for those who are on a diet, also nourish the eyes and nourish the body. i love it @lightsplasher

I really like the apple and I really like your very good post

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A very good post my @lightsplasher friends really liked your post which concerns with your apple Kebon friend.

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.hallo my friend how are you today my friend? .. hopefully my friend in to healthy healthy always and no less anything, it's my hope buddy, oh, yes buddy I want to show my photografy today, hopefully my friend happy see her ..

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I'm first seen the tree apple, many fruit from one tree...thanks for sharing @lighsplasher.

I really like this apple fruit is nice post you friend

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so keep it up my friend @lightsplasher

I tried several times to plant an apple tree, but they did not want to grow in my place. whether the weather in our place affects the growth of apple trees @lightsplasher

You are very fortunate to plant apples because it is rich with nutrients and can also lose your weight also image

@lightsplasher

I am a newcomer. please help me lightsplasher.

hi my best friend @lightsplasher what are you today today hopefully my healthy in good health always, oh yes my friend there is the fruit of my hand as a sign of gratitude from me because my lord is loyal to infect me and upvote me to continue to work in #steemit and I please on my friend please accept my gratitude for you @lightsplasher though too simple, just this from me, once again i say thanks for you @lightsplasher.

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may my friend be willing to receive my thanks

I often eat Apples But I do not see the apple tree Jump. Because in my place there is no apple tree

Very good job @lightsplasher I like also with the apple tree you post it, but our area is apple tree, rarely to live because the weather is not good, if the weather there is better than the weather here, @lightsplasher I beg you to attend in my post, I really appreciate it, I will support your work till anytime, please present in my post thanks a good friend

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I eat apples but in my area of Aceh. In Aceh rare apple trees that plant it because it is very difficult to bear much fruit, even in one village we do not necessarily find an apple. We often buy imported fruit. with an average harha of one kilogram if compared to US dollars about $ 3.5. And if and when compared to the price of SBD when this post is about 1sbd.

Hai sahabat @lightsplasher saya ini baru bergabung di #steemit dan saya mohon dukungan dan sepot pada mu tolong kunjung lah ke postingan ku. Sahabat @lightsplasher. I love you @lightsplasher

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Wow I have never seen so many apples on a tree that size. My uncle had a huge apple tree that I loved to climb and eat an apple in.

Things are changing. Seems like everyone is at each others throats any more!

Hellooo brother @lightsplasher what's so beautiful postings and amazing apple ....

In which state do you live? I wish I could have my own garden and vegetables!!

good treetuesday your take a nice picture @lightspasher

too interesting your post. salam from me @ashirkev for you @lightsplasher

very nice photography I too like its @lightsplasher

Awwwww.......

Those two pictures really so clear

How are you brother