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Thursday Tree Love on a Hillside


Tree on Boone Hillside

I took this photo a few years ago in the Appalachian Mountains. The tree with it’s outstretched arms seems to be saying, welcome.

Here’s another photo from the same area.

Boone Hillside w trees

Today, I’m celebrating trees who have weathered storms. They are not symmetrical. They might not be majestic by our standards, but they are still full of wisdom and grace.

Thursday Tree love is a photo feature hosted on 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at:

The next edition will be live on March 28, 2019. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to this post.




Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

11 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love on a Hillside

  1. Gorgeous post JoAnna!
    Just like you. 🌳💞

  2. I love the welcome tree! I agree. Trees have so much wisdom to apart. We just need to still our minds and listen.

  3. Trees are tied to memories…the best kind of memories. So poignant I think it is true to say that they are friends. I still miss the huge Sycamore with it’s peeling bark, that stood guard in the center of my parents’ front yard…lightning struck it some time in the 80’s and eventually it had to be taken down; the front yard was lonely after that. And later, we lost a grand old cedar off to the side on the hill leading up to the barn–and what of all the dreams I dreamed under it? Who knows? But the hillside is still there and I suppose the earth and grasses remember things, too–but they aren’t the same kind of friends as trees.

    • It’s a gift to connect with someone who understands so well about tree memory. I have to remember that nothing lives forever, but maybe memories can. Thank you so much for this thoughtful reflection!

  4. Such beautiful trees and they do seem to be welcoming with open arms! I am told that the Applachian region is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing these for an e-visit !! 🙂

    • Thank you for appreciating the trees with me! The Appalachians are beautiful. I used to long for the big Rocky Mountains, but have come to appreciate the older gentleness here closer to home.

  5. I love the trees in hilly areas. They face the weather and stay strong. I feel that they have a character to themselves. So glad you joined, JoAnna and this is a beautiful entry. Hope to see you back tomorrow.

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