Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Tree

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Tree

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “tree.” Use the word “tree” or write about a tree. Any kind of tree. Enjoy!

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What’s to say about a tree? I like trees a lot. There are so many kinds and all are beautiful. We have one tree in our yard. It’s a fruitless Mulberry. It has large green leaves in the summer, and they turn a pretty yellow in the fall.

That’s what they are looking like right now, yellow. There’s still a lot of leaves on the branches, but lots have been falling, and with the crazy wind yesterday (67 mph gusts) a lot got blown off into the yard.

We had several elm trees in the yard of the house I grew up in. They were very tall. I’d climb up in the branches with a book to read lots of times. They are still there after all these years, and through lots of storms where the branches were broken. Out front we also had a mimosa with pink flowers, and a couple of big evergreen trees.

The tallest trees I’ve ever seen were the ones in the east TX forest, and the New Mexico forest. Those were pines I think.

As for Christmas trees, we used to get a real one. They smelled so good. Later we had a fairly large fake tree. Then later on we had a smaller fake tree we’d set on a table. We named him Charlie, and had this one many years. Then it got pretty raggedy looking after the cats kept chewing the branches.

Now we just have a teeny tiny fake one from the dollar store we set on a shelf. It goes in the closet later on, and keeps the little decorations on it. It only has a very few, plus my ghost lights. I’m not sure I’ll even put it out this year, though.

And that’s all I have to say about trees today.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

11 responses »

    • Thanks, Ellen! I might still put it up on the shelf. We don’t do much just the two of us (no gifts), but we usually go to my daughter’s for eats and presents, and their tree is nice to see. 🙂

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  1. Trees are fascinating. I read this book once that talks about how we are connected to the trees. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World. It’s an interesting read. I love that you still have a tree, no matter how small it is. I hope it finds its way to the shelf to enjoy your company!

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    • Thanks, Shelley! That does sound like an interesting book. Reminds me of the book I think was called ‘Plants are People Too’, kind of about the same thing. Yeah, we used to do a lot of decorating, but besides our tiny tree, we just go to our daughter’s house and enjoy theirs while we’re there. 🙂

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      • I haven’t read that book, I’ll have to add it to my to read list. This coming year, I hope to get more books read. I did other research last year that took me from my book reading.
        We used to do A LOT of decorating. We didn’t do hardly any last year. This year the girls are coming home for Christmas so we put out almost every decoration so that they could choose what they’d like to take to use in their own homes next year. We’ll see how that technique works for lightening our load of decorations. 🤔😉🤣😁
        Aw, you’ve got the right idea – enjoy your daughter’s and time spent with family. That’s the best part of the holidays IMHO. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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      • I was pretty sure that was the book I read, well I know I have, but not the one I was thinking of. Could be ‘The Secret Life of Plants’ is more like the one you mentioned.
        It was always fun to decorate when the kids were small, but now they have their own homes and families. It’s just not the same with just us two here, and we don’t give each other gifts anyway.
        It will be wonderful for you that your family will be able to get together this year. As you say, that’s the best part. I’ll wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! ❤

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