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If you can imagine yourself as a tree, what kind of a tree are you and why?

  1. kallini2010 profile image82
    kallini2010posted 5 years ago

    If you can imagine yourself as a tree, what kind of a tree are you and why?

  2. Nellieanna profile image81
    Nellieannaposted 5 years ago

    Nellieanna says

    Having grown up where trees were like living treasures by their rarity - I've more than one & for different reasons. Willows were definitely NOT native, but at the ranch we had ONE lone willow tree planted by my mother, near the house where it could get some excess water, which wasn't plentiful, but she was never wasteful and made sure every drop was put to stages of use. I admired its tenacity which I share abundantly; and it was in its limbs I sat when I was 10 and watched the rural electric lines finally coming over the rough terrain to give us that luxury out there. That it provided perspective for better things is something I like to think I do at times.

    In Del Rio, where we lived during the school year - pecan trees were prized and thrived, due to a generous spring which watered the otherwise desert terrain. I loved them for their shade which protected from the fierce sun and for their delicious nuts which enhanced our food. Its ability to provide where provisions are scarce inspires me.

    My prize now in Dallas is a magnolia, planted by my beloved step-son when he was 7. It's glossy leaves and gorgeous fragrant flowers express my strong senses of beauty.s

    Others I might mention are the lowly but valuable mesquite which grows naturally at the ranch; - but its full of self-protective thorns in a place where those are needed. I can exhibit that trait. But it bears bean-pods which not only assure its survival but feed the wildlife. Wild persimmons also feed the wildlife.

    In Indiana where I once lived, its state tree, the Tulip Tree, bears a flower which is such a thing of beauty, it seems other-worldly when encountered in the native woods. I have a bit of other-worldly aura, too. George called is 'minxy'.

    I identify with all of these, I guess. I can't choose 'just one' & there are others I could easily add, but won't. Maybe this inclusiveness illustrates my versatility & independence: - the fact that I refuse to be 'boxed in' or limited where I'm not!! :-)

    1. kallini2010 profile image82
      kallini2010posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nellieanna - this is a fantastic poetic prose.  Loved your response!

  3. chef-de-jour profile image99
    chef-de-jourposted 5 years ago

    What a lovely question.

    If I could dream myself up as a tree
    an exquisite mountain ash I'd be

    shaped by searching winds, limbs
    awkward and rugged yet inviting

    to all birds, from vultures to a wren.
    High up on a random crag, open

    to sun and rain I'd have views
    rare and visionary. This I'd choose

    out of all those glorious trees.
    This thought my stress frees.

    Sorry! Got carried away. I do love trees (I've a tree poem hub, and others)

    1. kallini2010 profile image82
      kallini2010posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's a beautiful poem, very lyrical. Thank you.

  4. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    A very interesting question!   I think I would like to be a Madrone tree (arbutus).
    They are nice small to medium sized  evergreen trees that have lbeautiful bell shaped white flowers in Spring and red fruits in Summer. They have a handsome shaggy red bark and a nice canopy which inspire artists and attract songbirds and wildlife. What a lovely legacy! smile

    1. kallini2010 profile image82
      kallini2010posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting!  I had to look it up!

    2. ReneeDC1979 profile image61
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very descriptive and great answer - I like the last part -a nice canopy which inspires artists and attracts songbirds.

  5. ReneeDC1979 profile image61
    ReneeDC1979posted 5 years ago

    I am a palm tree because they are always on some beautfiul island and near water.  I think it's time for a vacation.