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Paradise Renewed

Updated on April 18, 2010

 

Paradise Renewed

I love my trees! Although they are not truly mine, they belong to the earth. I am in awe of their strength, their endurance, their perseverance, their incredible beauty!

I am humbled by their gifts of fruit, shade, and protection from cold winds.

I recently received the fruit trees I had ordered from Stark Bros. nursery, and was looking forward to getting them planted. I gathered top soil, peat moss, compost, and some sandy soil. Then mixed them into a rich concoction to immerse the trees roots in. After digging a “$10 hole for a $5 tree”, I gently set the tree in and filled the hole with my concoction. I could almost feel the tree’s previously bare roots embrace the warm earth and the joy it gave it.

Having completed the planting, I stood back to admire my handiwork. Yes, it was straight. Yes, from all sides it looked perfect. My mouth began to water at the thought of the succulent fruit I would receive in the coming years.

I looked up at one of my mature trees that had just blossomed and I noticed that the honey bees were enveloping the blooms in search of pollen to take back to their hive. I lay down in the green grass below the tree to watch the industrious bees go about their business. It always amazes me how they work. They are so focused on accomplishing their task. Dedicated to bringing nourishment to the queen and her continuously hatching brood, as well as the workers who stay in the hive to do the caretaking.

I lay there in the grass, basking in the warm glow of the sun, gently caressed by the breeze. Embraced by the earth, my physical pains melted away, the tribulations of everyday life dissipated into the warmth of the green, green grass of home. I was one with the earth, one with the universe. My mind lazily dreamed of a far away land inhabited by poets and strange animals.

Then I had to get up and plant the rest of the trees! But for that moment in time, my paradise was renewed!

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      kimberlyslyrics 7 years ago

      My mind lazily dreamed of a far away land inhabited by poets and strange animals.

      What a beautiful moment that line offers.

      As do many others throughout.

      Loved this indeed

      magic I did receive

      so I thank you

      xo

      kimberly

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      kimberlyslyrics 7 years ago

      oh btw, rated up twice :o)

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      Cathi Sutton 7 years ago

      What a nice feeling I am left with by reading this Hub! Thank you so much!

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      kimberly-thank you for your kind words! It was indeed a beautiful moment as I lay there! No other world existed at that moment but my thoughts, the sun, the trees, and the bees! It was heaven!

      Cathy-I am glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for your kind comments!

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

      I enjoyed reading your beautiful hub. I just recently planted some peach and apple trees.

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      Thanks nancy! What kind of peach and apple trees did you plant?

      Hope they turn out well for you!

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      lisa brazeau 7 years ago from Canada

      A beautiful private moment, yet you found the words to let us see and feel it.

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      Lisa, thank you for your kind words! I just felt it was such a good experience, I had to share!

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      loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      i was there with you right up to the moment that you went back to work.

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Beautifully written, thanks for sharing.

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      sheila b. 7 years ago

      Those moments in paradise make everything else worthwhile, don't they?!

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      loveofnight-thanks! I didn't want to get up but the other trees were begging to be planted!

      breakfastpop-coming from one so talented I am humbled by the compliment! Thank you!

      sheila b.-one needs those moments every once in awhile to refresh the spirit. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Kaie Arwen 7 years ago

      Paradise it is..........

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      earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Such a nice mental picture formed in my head when reading this. Beautiful! Trees and bees, two of my favourite things!

      I am so glad you wrote this sweet little hub.

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Tis brought back some powerful nostalgia for me. I once lived on a small holding where we had hundreds of fruit trees and about ten hives for which I took responsibility. I loved the bees and their honey. Had many moments such as the one you describe. Heaven on earth, it was!

      Unfortunately the land is now under rows of little "townhouses" making money for a developer! I always wonder about that word "developer" in this context - has the land been "developed" or "spoiled", really?

      Anyway thanks for a lovely Hub.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      earnest-thanks for the comments! I enjoy what the bees and trees produce as well. They nourish the body and the soul!

      tony-I envy the fruit trees you had, but I don't think I could eat all the honey that 10 hives produce! I'd have to share!

      Thanks for stopping by and the kind words!

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      mega1 7 years ago

      everything speaks - when you are listening. You are a good listener!

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      Thank you mega1! When I was in grade school, a teacher once told us that a wise owl listens! I am more of a wise ass than owl, but all the same I enjoying listening to what is said and sometimes more importantly, what is not!

      I appreciate your taking the time to visit and your very kind comments!

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Wow about time you published Logic. I just loved it. I pictured everything you described, you are magic Logic. :)

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      BP, your writings have had a positive influence on me! I cannot match the depth you have, but I hope to continue my efforts to improve with each new hub.

      Thank you for stopping by and for the wonderfully kind words!

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      Jane Bovary 7 years ago from The Fatal Shore

      I love my trees too logic...especially the liquid amber, which now, because it's autumn here is a myriad of colour.

      Thanks for this

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by Jane! I will have to check out the liquid amber! I have not heard of it.

      Trees are so giving. I wish I could have one of every kind!

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      wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

      I have started growing trees from seed in my kitchen, they really are awesome things and we take what they provide to easily for granted. Nice sentiment with this hub. :)

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      wrenfrost-I hope you have better luck than I did with the seed! I tried peach seeds and nothing happened. I am a little impatient, so the trees are a better alternative!

      Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by!

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      truster 7 years ago from A Bed of Roses

      Interesting reading !

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      truster-thank you for your kind comment! Just wanted to share a special moment of the day.

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      brethodge 7 years ago from USA

      Its awesome.. thanks for sharing the hub.. great work indeed..

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      bret-thanks for the kind words! It was a pleasure to share the moment!

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      Right Black 7 years ago from Huntington Beach, California

      Maybe I should try relaxing sometimes. Nah, I've got work to do. You did it so beautifully for me, I'll just read your hubs. :)

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Hey Logic check out CrisA's new hub portraits for the little black dress, oh that guy is awesome with his hubs.

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      RB-I hear you! It is hard to find the time to relax a little! I had one of those rare moments and felt I had to share. Thanks for stopping by!

      BP-it is always a delite and an honor whenever you stop by! And sometimes a little rowdy, which I thoroughly enjoy!

      I'll check out his hubs, but I'd much rather check you out in a little black dress!

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      kimberlyslyrics 7 years ago

      fyi-rated up again

      :)

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Oh but is me in the dress over there silly billy xox

      You think I would get you to go look at another woman LMAO.

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      kimberly-thank you so much, you are much too kind!

      BP m'love, sorry, didn't look before I put my foot in my mouth! Who would want to look at another besides you anyway?

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      Spacey Gracey 6 years ago from Essex, UK

      You've got me thinking - how much did the effort you put into planting your new tree, contribute to the deep relaxation and serenity you felt afterwards? If you had just stumbled across that scene, without having contributed to it, would you still have experienced the same bliss?

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      The effort contributed, but I still get the feelings when I go to check on their progress. Nature awes me and I am humbled to be able to share in the growth of my trees and plants. Their beauty is not superfical.

      Thanks for your questions and for stopping by! Hope you will again sometime, SG!

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      Spacey Gracey 6 years ago from Essex, UK

      yes I'll be reading your hubs again - I've started following you so I can enjy good writing while taking a break.

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      You are much too kind SG! Thanks!

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Absolutely beautifully written. Thank you for sharing! We just planted a Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud. We check the leaves and branches everyday, which are growing amazingly fast. :)

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      Thanks, blades! My trees have really put on the leaves as well. Just hope I can keep them going!

      Hope your Redbud does well. I'm sure it will bring many years of enjoyment! I'm thinking of adding a weeping spruce next year.

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      alexandriaruthk 6 years ago from US

      beautiful, enticing everybody to the wonders of planting a tree, and your words are so jus beautiful,

      When we were young each one of us has a plant -- my brother and sister (I grew up in the Philippines)a guava -- tropical fruit and every summer it bear fruit -- we were always happy as children to even count how many fruits there are, it is like an achievement to see them have fruits every year, Until now, the trees are still there,

      I am glad I am a fan already!

      Thanks

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      Lamme 6 years ago

      Beautiful and relaxing. We all need to find our paradise. Thanks for evoking such warm feelings.

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      alexandriaruthk, thank you for the generous comments! It feels like one is so rich when there is a bountiful crop. I happy to hear the trees are still there to remind you!

      Lamme, thanks for visiting and the kind words! It is indeed a refuge!

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      Helen 6 years ago from Florida

      A precious, eternal moment shared. Thank you for your lovely hub!

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      I am glad you enjoyed it brightforyou! Thank you for your generous comment!

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      SilverGenes 6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing the moment with us. I could feel the sun and hear the hum of the bees as I read it. Lovely!

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      SilverGenes, thanks for stopping by! So glad you enjoyed it. I go to that place whenever I need rejuvenated!

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      karmicfilly 6 years ago from Franklin, TN

      Lovely piece of writing and visual description. I too

      take that kind of immense pleasure in planting anything.

      We are all part of everything and to share that is a

      gift, glad you received yours.

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      Thanks, karmicfilly, you are too kind! It has always been a delight of mine to be a part of creation or rebirth, no matter what the level. There are few greater joys than to help new life gain a foothold, and then the bonus is being able to enjoy the fruit of such labor!

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      blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

      Logic when are you going to write another hub? Are you waiting for that dance first to Insatiable? Let the music begin roarrrr!!

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      kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

      Was drawn to come back to your magical place and take a deep breath!

      ps-if you on you tube may I have link?

      kimberlyslyrics@gmail.com

      please, com on!

      pps have you joined our exclusive facebook funface group page? hope you can

      now back to the tree and grass

      seriously love this hub

      xo

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      blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

      Logic don't care bout us no-more Kimberley boo hoo.

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      BP, definitely not the case! Not enough time in the day to keep up with you two wild women! But I enjoy the challenge!

      Kimberly, I find myself coming here from time to time to breathe it in again. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to lay in the grass with me anytime!

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      Loveslove 6 years ago from England

      For a brief moment I was transported to that place ,a lovely Hub.

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      A moment is all it takes for renewal, Loveslove!

      Thank you for the kind words and for stopping by!

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      Stacie L 6 years ago

      it's nice to have a place of your own,isn't it?

      nature is a great healer.;-)

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      Stacie,yes it is, to both!

      Nature will take us on the path of our destiny, regardless of what we do. We can enhance it or not.

      Thanks for taking time to enjoy the view from my place!

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      Jillian Barclay 6 years ago from California, USA

      Twelve years ago, I planted a Chinese purple orchid tree. It grew to be 30 feet tall and each spring had thousands of purple orchids that cascaded from the top to the bottom! The most beautiful tree I had ever seen until a windstorm knocked it down. My son removed the rest of my beautiful tree as I cried. My daughter used the wood in her fireplace. About 6 months later (I refused to look at that spot for months), I was amazed! My son apparently did not remove the roots and I saw a 6 foot tree growing strong even though it had been ignored! That tree refused to die! It is again about 30 feet tall and this spring I look forward to the orchids I love so much! Have a feeling that even the wind will be afraid to try to take it a second time!

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      Jillian, that tree sounds so beautiful! I am so glad it came back! I will have to check it out in the nursery catalogs. I may have to get one! Thank you for sharing and for stopping by

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      4tune 5 years ago from Michigan

      “$10 hole for a $5 tree", lol! Oh how is THAT the story of my life right there. Reminds me I need to get in a little sun again tomorrow, Even if I do get ran over by black ants thanks to the neighbors mulberry tree.

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      kasthlin 5 years ago

      what about each people are mandated to plant more trees in these way we could help save the mother earth.

      realidad-kathleen.blogspot.com

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      logic,commonsense 5 years ago

      4tune, that sounds like it would be an interesting story!

      Thanks for looking in!

      kasthlin, each person's conscience should mandate they plant more trees, not to mention their stomach. I appreciate your stopping by!

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