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Thursday Tree Love: Staying Strong


“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”    A. A. Milne


I discovered this tree along the Blue Ridge Parkway in the gentle mountains of North Carolina in the eastern US.

Challenged tree # 2 on the BRParkway


It stands strong in spite of graffiti and being partially hollow.


Challenged tree #2 by Ayla on BRPW

An elderly couple was sitting in its shade having a snack.


This is the view to the left of the tree:



Thursday Tree Love is a photo feature hosted by Parul Thakur on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For more Tree Love, visit:

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.

35 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Staying Strong

  1. Love your message of standing strong. What a majestic tree!

  2. So very beautiful trees and your quote by Milne is so very true.


  3. I love the energy in these images, JoAnna
    ; and your quote and words solidify it. Seeing from the tree’s perspective, and all the tree embraces with its shade, is peaceful.

  4. Wounded and mistreated by a human, the tree still shelters and protects those who seek its shade. A wonderful lesson in love.

  5. Magnificent!

  6. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

  7. Magnificent tree! That hollow must be home to many animals!!

  8. These trees are amazing,
    Such an integrated part,
    Of all of us!

  9. This so beautiful, JoAnna and looks like a tree from story books where kids can hide in the trunk of trees and have some fun. Love how huge this is. Thank you for joining. I hope to see you back tomorrow.

  10. Tree with huge trunk is so beautiful.

  11. A beautiful find ❤

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