Bloganuary Prompt #30: Describe yourself as a tree.

A tree is our most intimate contact with nature. ― George Nakashima

A perpetual hybrid

with an indomitable bark

abated by cordate leaves and roots of deepened understanding.

Photo by Johannes Plenio on

Flowing, canopied shade for hugging and sheltering humans

rainbows of fruit, nuts, berries and seeds bolstering wildlife.

Dependable and constant as an evergreen

strong in adversity as a Northern Red Oak

yet inconspicuously fragrant as a Sensation Lilac.

Photo by Irina Iriser on

Quaking Aspen relationships

as open as a Redbud

and flowing like a Shirofugen Cherry

with variegated feelings

from a lightsome Dogwood

to weeping Cherry hardened from impermeable soil.

But always thriving in full sun

and evocative as the Magnolia.

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. ― Herman Hesse

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