These (uni)formed trees fell into place



“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. —   John Ruskin

These newly planted trees could only hold their own for so long and withstand only so much abuse before the wind blew them out of the ground and onto the adjacent parking lot of a local bank.

The storm happened late Sunday evening on the south side of the city. Residents in the area reported deafening claps of thunder, a spectacular lightning display and heavy rainfall that lasted for more than one hour.

Elsewhere there was physical damage to the other trees in the immediate area.

Sometimes people like trees have to know when to fight and when to call it quits.  —  gc

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

15 Comments on These (uni)formed trees fell into place

  1. This is lovely. The quote is great.

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  2. Planting smaller younger trees and allowing the roots to take a firmer hold while the trees begin to grow might have been a more sensible option in this instance, especially if happens to be a windy corner. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. “If a tree falls in a parking lot and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

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  4. This is a great post Gerry and good message! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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