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Through the Generations – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #100

You ever have an idea, clear as the light of day, in your mind, but come time to put it down, nothing works? Take three, four, whatever, I have decided to just put it out as is.  Thank you, Ms Crispina, for your wonderful challenge.  It always is, for me, to come up with something and I couldn’t NOT participate in number one hundred, right?

Like father, like son. You have the lean perfectly, my boy.  But why, for goodness sakes, did you plant yourself in the middle of the path?

You told me I needed to forge my own way so…

You might have tried a little further up, just saying.

Haha!  You did the same, my son.  Only befitting your son do the same.  Of course, you can’t see it now with all the new arrivals.  But once, you, too were right in the middle.  Maybe you’ll end up like me one day, alone on the edge.

Or like us. No longer feeling part of nature as asphalt has been spread on what was once beautiful earth.  ‘Tis the way of it, I suppose.

One day, though, I like to think we will take it all back.

98 thoughts on “Through the Generations – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #100

  1. You’ve obviously read this book Dale:

    In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.

    Hugs to you and the trees!

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  2. Love the trees’ POV. Also love the photos – talking about walking, I wouldn’t mind walking in any of those places, though I would chose the dirt paths before the asphalt 🙂 (And maybe they will take it all back one day.)

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    • Thanks, Trent. I also choose the dirt paths 😉 Glad you liked the photos.
      And I wouldn’t be surprised. Look how much nature came out of hiding after a couple months of everyone staying home!

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    • You are the sweetest! Glad you enjoyed my conversation with the four generations of trees 😉

      Just got back from a walk with Zeke to capture the sunset and then some… lost my phone, had a panic attack, a guy helped by calling it, we couldn’t find it. I took a deep breath, went back to where I chatted with a woman who got all teary-eyed looking at Zeke ‘coz he made her think of her now-departed dog, and found it. Phew. I can breathe again.

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  3. this is brilliant, Dale. Great eye, great thinking, fabulous execution.
    Only, I don’t agree with the last sentences. Some ways are made for the enjoyment of families, couples and children. The trees have their rightful place left and right of the path… 🙂

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  4. I’m a nature goat heart and love sitting and walking among the trees. It’s very peaceful to me. A good story and photos. And if we don’t destroy our planet first, I believe the trees will come back to rule.


  5. Q

    A very effective allegory considering the times we live in, where skeptics and cynics prevail and where bulldozing every last square inch of the good earth is somehow seen as the kind of progress we can rely on in perpetuity.

    But the trees and the good earth, they WILL have their say, won’t they? And when the day comes, well, I won’t be here to see the title bout happen . . but humankind is going to get its britches, which have become several sizes too large if you ask me, handed to them. Because the trees and the good earth know better than all the skeptics and cynics and bulldozers. Amen to that.

    Well said.


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    • B,

      Thank you. Ain’t that the truth. We humans do like our space, no matter what.

      They will. Long after you and I are gone, that is for sure. I figure we saw a little bit of what went down when the world turned off for those first few months of this crazy time. Sea life returning to areas, visibility of mountains, etc. Without us in the way? Nature will have the run of the place.

      Again, I thank you,


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      • Problem is, the trees are going to have to take the earth back by force Not theirs of course, but their friends. Seems that humans never care to listen until pressed. The trees have suffered as a result but their time will come again.

        And wildlife too. They will have the run of the place as well. Because they were never looking to lord over the joint in the first place. They understand they are simply the borrowers of the bounty, not the owners.

        Thank U

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  6. Very cool, Thunder!
    The trees will take over the planet…….. eventually!
    Even the asphalt can’t stop them.
    It’s obvious that Mom nature is pissed… the trees (part of her army) have just begun to rise up!


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