18 hours ago
I’m really enjoying this book I’m reading called The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohllenben. There are so many incredible things I didn’t know that this book is teaching me. One example being that trees communicate with each other, through wind and through roots and through “...fungi (that) operate like fiber-optic Internet cables”. Maybe even through sound. Apparently trees work together to send nutrients to those that are having a hard time and keep each other going. They warn each other of predators. It seems that they are concerned about their greater good and understand that each tree, even the tiny struggling straggler, is important and plays a roll in that greater good. Imagine that! The complexity and altruistic nature of plain old trees. I tell ya what. -
Aside from my hope that someone else out there is fascinated by this information, what I’m really trying to tell you is how I felt it very fitting when I got this photo scan back and noticed how the vines and the bark and the light create a remarkably humanlike face on this particular tree in this particular photo at this particular time when I’m reading this particular book.