#Writephoto ~ Rooted

Anita Dawes shares a beautiful piece on the true value of trees. Love this!

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Thursday photo prompt: Rooted #writephoto

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Two trees grow side-by-side, time weaving their pattern across the dusty pathway, a strange maze of hard bones, like arms waiting to greet you.

Below, soft roots entangle like lovers holding hands, searching for the life- sustaining water so new leaves can grow on the branches above.

This dance of love can last for more than a hundred years.

The spirit of any tree is gentle. I have noticed when walking in the woods, the wind drops and the trees stand still as if in salute, a thank you for your visit.

They communicate with each other, leaning their branches towards oncoming footsteps. If they feel the approach is harmful, they lean away from danger. From young boys with sticks beating against their trunks.

They remember your touch, the sound of your voice. In a way, they remind me of elephants for…

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11 thoughts on “#Writephoto ~ Rooted

  1. It is a beautiful piece from Anita, isn’t it?

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    1. Loved her take on your prompt 🙂


      1. Yes, so did I 🙂

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    1. This struck a cord with me. Nature has so much to tell us, if we listen ❤️


  2. Thank you so much for re blogging my contribution to Sue’s prompt, Jacquie. We love trees, so this piece was extra special…

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  3. I enjoyed Anita’s response to Sue’s prompt.

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