And a Christmas read When did we stop seeing the sacred in trees? When did they become nothing more than a commodity, or worse sometimes just an inconvenience? Woke up this morning thinking about trees. They seem to be haunting my subconscious at the moment. The clearing of old-growth koala habitat has been a bit … Continue reading Trees
Tolkien and trees
"If you really want to know what Middle-earth is based on, it's my wonder and delight in the earth as it is, particularly the natural earth". - JRR Tolkien ( https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/j-r-r-tolkien-quotes ) “When Summer lies upon the world, and in a noon of gold, Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold; … Continue reading Tolkien and trees
Trees and literature
Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com Just wanted to share some useful links, the ABC has been focusing on trees as part of science week and since this blog has a distinct nature theme, thought others might find these interesting if they have not already seen them: Five memorable trees in books we love, from … Continue reading Trees and literature
A green embrace
This week's arboreal themed post is focused on a tree close to home and despite it being considered an aggressive alien, it is a tree I am rather fond of. In my home town, one species of tree stands out above all others and has become so strongly associated with the garden city it has … Continue reading A green embrace
Old man Banksia rising like a phoenix from the flames.
Do trees have personalities, do they exude a sense of spirit, is it right to think of them as having a personality, of having an identity of some sort, probably not, but maybe if we thought more about them as a having a personality of sorts we might care more about them. It might be … Continue reading Old man Banksia rising like a phoenix from the flames.
Amongst the whispering Grandmother trees
Australia has the most magical environment, it is sometimes easy to forget how unique and wonderful our environment is, the flora as well as the fauna. I realize I take so much for granted. I sometimes look at European landscapes with envy, I am drawn to cooler and greener landscapes, but my own environment is … Continue reading Amongst the whispering Grandmother trees
#BookSnapSunday- City of Trees
Afraid I have been a bit missing in action lately but I have really needed some down time to recharge and rejuvenate. I find I tend to absorb the stress and anxiety of others which can leave me feeling wiped out. Of late I have been a little surprised by the depth of anxiety being … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday- City of Trees
Hidden life of trees – Gaia reading challenge
Just finished another book that satisfies my Gaia/nature reading challenge; The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. Wohlleben certainly makes accessible the incredibly complex world of the natural environment, he makes visible the normally unseen connections that allow forests to function as complex organisms, explaining notions like the "wood wide web", a complex system that sees fungi … Continue reading Hidden life of trees – Gaia reading challenge