“what did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?”
image credit: claudia tremblay, montreal
“hutchins office – night deposits”
“i find if you are in an office, the crisis finds you.
if you’re not in the office, the crisis finds somebody else. “
*city of ann arbor tree nursery, ann arbor, mi, usa
provides and nurtures saplings for city parks and streets
along with mulch, logs, and all things to do with trees.
*when i visited the parks’ nursery, there was no one there, and i loved happening upon this unusual ‘office’ setting. it looks like it could have been a staff meeting day, as there were 2 chairs sitting together. as i continue my walk through the parks, i now have 9 left to go, and i’m quite sure that i will be finished by my goal of halloween.
when looking at the trees on the kinder playground
it’s easy to see how tall the little people are
the green does not dare begin until it is
above and safely out of the reach of their tiny hands
even if they are standing on tippy toes
pulling, climbing, bending, picking, snapping
the trees do the math and live to tell the tale.
“trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.”
-zora neale hurston
melbourne assigned some of its trees
numbers and email addresses
so that residents could report problems
like low hanging branches.
instead, thousands of people wrote them love letters.
what would you write to them?
“if you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”
credit: mentalfloss, the atlantic