Friday, January 25, 2013

Write about Trees

"When the eye is not set on one leaf and you face the tree with nothing at all in mind, any number of leaves are visible to the eye." ~Takuan Soto

Winter whispers through branches.
Wind twirls, swirls down trunks.
Roots sleep into night.
Trees assist our breathing, create structures that house us and 
furniture for our comfort. 
They provide shade, homes for hummingbirds and bees.
Trees natural art bridges the earth and sky. 
Trees filter and clean air from pollution. 
The Forest Service put a
3.8 billion dollar value on the pollution removed annually by urban trees.
In Washington D.C., trees remove nitrogen dioxide to an equivalent of
taking 274 cars off the beltway, saving $51 million in annual 
pollution-related health-care costs.
Creative Write:  Write into treeness.
Describe your first experiences with trees 
as a child. 
Can you name those in your yard and neighborhood?
Write to discover a relationship with trees in your daily life.

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