You're going camping. You're making a list Of what to bring, so that nothing is missed. Bring matches? You should! And an axe? You could.*** Anything you should NOT bring? DON'T. BRING. WOOD. *** Two more campground rules we need to cover For all of our self-professed tree lovers: "Buy where you burn it." Don't … Continue reading Learn to Burn
Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick. ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson I thought I knew the before and the after, but maybe I have them backwards? A picture is … Continue reading Before & After Insight
Draw nigh, weary child, Find shelter, rest, shade. Let's muse on the wild, The places you've strayed. Summon up a stream, River, brook, creek, rill. They flow where they dream, Bring life where they spill. Evoke clouds, wind, light - Observers on high. Not earthbound. In flight! Bear witness; pass by. Tarry. Soon you'll go, … Continue reading Eye See You
Rest. Get it? "For rest." For rest, for rest, forest. (groans) Aww, man! Tough crowd. Other great tree posts: Tree Dreaming The Fall of the Pioneer Cabin Tree Wednesday Words on the Wild: Trees
"I believe it's high time some of our young ladies step up. Silence may keep the men in your life in line, ladies, and keep them guessing as to what they did wrong, but it won't break any glass ceilings. Volunteers? Yes, Celine-Marie?" "Teacher, I couldn't decide which photo to use, so I submitted all … Continue reading Breaking the Silence
"Good morning, students." "Good morning, Teacher!" "Oh my... Such enthusiasm! Delightful! Are you ready to present your assignments?" (crickets) "I see... Don't be timid, chickens! Share your image, tell us the song, then explain.... Oh me oh my. I've forgotten all the rules. Can anyone remember? Billy Bobby Joe? I see you desperately waving your … Continue reading Pictures. Trees. Parks. Families.
Wake up! Yes, you, napping under those trees. I'm talking to YOU. No, you were NOT awake. I checked: Because there's a huge bug on your shirt. I don't know what it is. Some sort of moth or butterfly... A Motherfly?
Q: Campfire Tales, you talk so much about trees, I'm inspired to make a difference, but I don't know where to start. Can you please help? A. My pleasure! Below are three comprehensive links to get you started. This contest, put on by Save the Redwoods, is a genius way for parents and kids to … Continue reading 3 x You = 22
Over the weekend, Cindy and I enjoyed our first hike together since... well, we don't need to revisit that, right? (If you missed it, you can catch up at this post.) We hiked the bluffs over a Marine Reserve near Moss Beach: Quick quiz. Can you identify everything the sign forbids? (Better hurry, because here … Continue reading Thank You for Your Cypress
“But some of the beneficial effects of trees and vegetation on humans may also arise from simply being around trees, since even the experience of seeing trees through a window seems to have a positive effect on health.” “E.O. Wilson coined the term biophilia hypothesis to propose that humans have an instinctual and deep emotional … Continue reading Doctor Tree