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Thursday Tree Love: Mother Pine and her Children


At the Base of Mother Pine
Looking up

Mother Pine dressed in vines

you have sheltered the young

surrounding your base,

nourishing them, connecting them

to the magic mycelium maze

Intertwining your roots.

We do not know who will survive

But we will cherish each moment of life.

These young pine trees and their mother grow in a park near the senior center. I don’t know what will happen to the young trees, but it made me smile to see them growing in a semicircle around the base of the mother tree on a gray February afternoon.

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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.

28 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Mother Pine and her Children

  1. Mother Pine and her children are wonderful! Thank you 🌍

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  3. The baby trees look like a scarf. ❤ 😀 Lovely post, JoAnna!

  4. What a heartening post Joanna.

    It warms the cockles of my heart to see the magical myceliums holding it all so beautifully.

    Lovely poetry to boot.

    I am reading this lovely book by Elf Shafak called “The Island of Missing Trees” and I love how the Fig tree in the story has a persona which is so endearing and more humane than any human.

    Have a restful weekend.


  5. Perhaps we will watch some of her brood grow

  6. Beautiful.. I love your words..’young pine trees and their mother’ !! All in a wonderful coexistence.

  7. Wow, that’s a great poem. The pics are also terrific! Have a great weekend!

  8. What an amazing photo of a tree with her young ones! Love your poem 🙂

    • Thanks, Rosaliene. I didn’t have a tree in mind until I went to my yoga class at the senior center Tuesday and saw this family near the parking lot. The poem came easily.

  9. The mother inspires us to admire and protect. I know it may be unlikely that all will survive but it will be interesting to track their growth.

  10. This is so gorgeous and made me think of being around these trees. How lovely you could see these, JoAnna. Thank you so much for sharing with us. See you around later in the day.

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  12. The light as it descends through the branches to ground is lovely; I so love an almost tree silhouette!

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