Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Goggle-eyed Tree


It is amazing how quickly the nation's trees have spread the word about he who stares at bark and . . . actually talks to them. This young tree was goggle-eyed with amazement when it realised it was me. I tried to have a conversation, but it kept on giggling!. It must have been nervous. Remember to take the time to talk to trees. They will respond. So tonight's question is: Do you talk to trees?

18 comments:

  1. I can't say that I really talk to them - but I swear to God that I can feel their energy! When I touch them its like I feel what kind of energy they have, some feel very quiet and slow, and some have enormous power within them - it's the strangest thing. Part of that is also feeling their age/knowledge, you can alomost feel the years of presence on the Earth!
    So yeah, sometimes I get drawn to a particular tree because of it's energy, and then I have to sit with it or touch it for a while, whilst we commune!!

    I'm not a tree hugger - honest!

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  2. Joanna,
    Thanks for such an illuminating response. I think you have the right idea about trees and it is very encouraging to hear it. I still like, as I mentioned previously, pressing my ear against a tree and listening. It's great isn't it. I am really looking forward to hearing what others have to say on the subject.
    Best wishes
    Laurie

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  3. Hi, Laurie,
    Yes, I do talk with trees--often. I am particularly taken by their roots, and I spend a lot of time just hanging around trees and revisiting certain ones to see changes--both small and large--over the course of a season. I've been thoroughly enjoying your tree photos.
    Best,
    Gigi

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  4. Thanks, Gigi. Root? Now that's a new concept - I've been so busy chatting and looking at the bark, I have neglected the roots. I must keep my eyes open!
    Laurie

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  5. Laurie! email me your address ( buskitten@hotmail.com) I will send you a boat!
    xx

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  6. You are being watched ! No move escapes the tree gods, who are many and powerful ! And often full of birds, even larks !

    Oh boy, I've got a tree shot for you I found last weekend while out walking in the woods... will try and post it tonight when I get home from the awful offal office... :-D Somefolks get to sit in an oval office, me, I get the offal one... oh, yes, speaking of trees, which also sometimes harbor squirrels, I think you might really enjoy taking a quick peek at :

    http://lonegreysquirrel.blogspot.com/

    But be sure to bring a bag of nuts !

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  7. Liz,
    Thank you - you have just made my day!
    XX

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  8. Owen,
    I think they refer to me as 'He who watches trees' - at least I think that's what one of them told me . . .

    I look forward to seeing your tree photograph - I think? At first, I though you were suggesting you contracted an assassin to shoot a tree for me - sorry, I have a alarming imagination starting to develop since starting blogging . . . Great squirrel, thanks for the steer (direction, not bullock!)

    Two bits of news for you, I answered your Princess Di paparazzi query from long ago on my other blog and . . . the first two of three Paris pet cemetery cards arrived today. Not time to post tonight - just got back from Stratford - but they are wonderful.
    Kind regards
    Laurie

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  9. Hi Adrian,
    Welcome to my world. Thanks for visiting!
    Best wishes
    Laurie

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  10. Good morning Laurie

    I have come to you via Owen who 'found' me last night - which is a good thing...not that I was lost , but because I love diversity...and I LOVE trees.

    I am coming back later to read your blog in full, chores and exercise call first, so will give you a yahoo later, til then

    Happy Days

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  11. Laurie, thanks for visiting my blog and helping me find yours! And, yes, I talk to trees, plants of all sorts, animals and forces unseen. Most people probably think I am always talking to myself...:) Silke

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  12. Hi Delwyn, if you like trees, make sure you start at the beginning of the blog! Happy reading.

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  13. Silke, welcome and I enjoyed your blog. I am very pleased you are a tree talker. Don't forget to listen, too!
    Best wishes
    Laurie

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  14. Great entry! I usually hug trees instead of talking to them, but I do talk to flowers :-)

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  15. Hi Martha, Hugging's fine with me. Now flowers, they really do like being talked to and . . . they never talk back!
    Best wishes
    Laurie

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  16. Yes, it used to be people actually talked to trees and hugged them! lol However these days folks are no longer in touch with the trees--therefore they are amazed when a human actually decides to speak directly to them.

    Hmmmmm...wonder what stories they could tell? I'd like to sit and listen...

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  17. Hi Beth, A very good point. If you get the chance to sit and listen, please let us know!

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