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Thursday Tree Love: Trees Near the Sea


Trinity Trees

You take root in sandy soil

Reaching  deep into the earth

Standing strong in fierce winds

You bend but don’t break.

Challenges build character.

Sunset at Sander's Point

These photos were taken at Trinity Center near the Carolina Coast. It’s been at least a year since I walked the grounds there. They have a habit of building around trees as much as possible which is better than cutting them down.

Tree in deck

Lodging 2

At Trinity Center, there’s a tunnel that goes under the main road and leads to the beach. This live oak stands watch.

Tunnel Exit (2)

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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.

23 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Trees Near the Sea

  1. Reblogged this on ENLIGHTENMENT ANGELS and commented:
    Angelic Nature!

  2. I love the idea of building around nature. I also love the photo of the water and the rich reflections. Very nice, JoAnna.

  3. I love trees, my neighbor across the street has the tallest trees. I love to look out the window and see.

  4. enjoyed your seeing
    trees as the sea, JoAnna 🙂

  5. Lovely poem and great photos

  6. JoAnna, your post is beautiful and uplifting. I love the way the trees are incorporated as
    they build. Your photos are beautiful and emotive.
    Whilst on holiday in Florida I stayed on Smyrna Beach and the Smyrna beach town had a
    huge tree with a restaurant built up among its crown. So ethereal.


  7. Building around trees is a great idea but maybe the roots and branches may become troublesome in the future… These are spectacular photos JoAnna! Especially the second one! Enjoyed this evisit of the Trinity Centre!

    • Yes, I can imagine there would be challenges with roots and the tree wanting to grow. But I appreciate that they try. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos.

  8. What a beautiful Oak and the tree on the Carolina Coast. In Bangalore too, they build around trees vs cutting them. I was once in a restaurant where people were seated around a tree. See this –

    I am so glad you joined and shared the beautiful trees. Loved them all.

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  10. How lovely to build around a tree! One more story for the tree to tell

  11. The photos and trees are gorgeous. The deck (?) built around the tree reminds me of the scene in the film version of The Odyssey in which we see the tree growing in Odysseus’ and Penelope’s bedroom–straight through the roof. ‘Wouldn’t that be a wonderful experience?

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