Thursday, 18 May 2017

Take Three Thursday - Wounds of Old

If an effort to notice more in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.  The idea is to take 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.  What have you noticed this week?

 See what some others have noticed this week:
Maggie at:  Farmers Wife Day By Day.   
Helena at: Helenascreativemaven
Eileen at: In My Playroom
Karen at: Random Reflections

This week my wandering about the garden I was looking up a lot.  Looking up for that woodpecker, where is he?  Looking up at the noisy agitated squirrel fighting with the crows, I think the crows took the peanuts that Charlie was carrying.  Looking up at my trees & I noticed the healing of old wounds.  Several winters ago, just 3 days before Christmas, (4 years this December coming), we had a major icy storm that not only took out the power for several days & for others for several weeks.  But the ice was several inches thick on everything & the weight of the ice snapped & broke many branches.  Every time I look at the wounds of our trees I marvel at how hardy they have been & quickly recovered & continue to grow & provide us with lots of summer shade & home for squirrels & birds.  Thank you Mother Nature ...
The Rock Maple's wound
Money Penny's wound

Mikey's wound


Advice from a tree; stand tall & proud; ground yourself with the earth; be content with your natural beauty; go out on a limb; drink plenty of water; enjoy your roots; enjoy the view.  I. Shamir


 

12 comments:

  1. What a cheering thought: go out on a limb but enjoy your roots. I like that.

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    1. Thank you. I constantly marvel at nature.

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  2. Are the trees actually in your garden or are they the boundary? I wish I had room for big trees like yours. I'm not jealous, honestly xx

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    1. Yes Eileen these trees are in our yard. Trees that are big enough to provide shade is a treasure & I feel blessed to have them. Our entire neighbourhood (estate) is surrounded by protected re-forestation lands & lots of farmer's crop fields.

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  3. Interesting selection. The wounds are so dynamic! From the long gashes I can just imagine it was ice that did the damage. I don't recall seeing too many woody scars like that on my wanderings.
    Super quote.

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    1. When this particular ice storm hit,the weight of the ice not only broke the branches but ripped them off, it was a very sad day. Our region & province were very hard hit with tree damaged, some lost entire trees so we were lucky that only branches were down. Trees have a lot to teach us. :)

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  4. You've found the perfect quote to accompany this encouraging post!

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    1. Thanks Karen, I did mean it to be encouraging because I find Nature amazing in its ability to recover even the most devastation of events. It's the good time about the internet, the ability to find quotes :)

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  5. Hello! A delightful post and so different...I really appreciate your perspective on the trees...and as Karen said, the quote is perfect...also, good to connect with you via Mail,Memo Me...and I did so enjoy your NSD output. Impressive and great to look at.
    Cheers~

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    1. Bonjour Honore - thank you for visiting. Trees are a big favourite of mine. My favourite place to wander (walk) is in the woods.

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  6. The wounds make great patterns. It's refreshing to have a looking up perspective.

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    1. Thanks Maggie. Sometimes I do spend a fair amount of time looking up in the trees trying to figure out what is that sound, what kind of bird but once all the leaves come in on the trees, the view is definitely different.

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