Ode to the Trees

Image from The Wildflower Workbook: A Journal for Self-Discovery In Nature by Katie Daisy

Ode to the Trees   

There are some I have climbed, 
others I have hugged, 
some I have laid underneath, 
there are many I have thanked 
and only a few I have cursed. 

I know the name of quite a few, 
but when I discovered 
the startling fact that there are 
60,065 species of trees in the world 
my awe for their diversity grew 

We humans may think of them 
as means for shelter, travel, sustenance, 
even life giving oxygen, 
We may have counted them, named them 
marveled at their fruits, blossoms, foliage

Yet is this all there is to know? 
Recent scientific studies suggest 
trees communicate through 
underground networks, 
as well as pheromones in the air 

This gives me pause 
and leads me to think 
that I have been missing out 
on really getting to know 
the trees I take for granted

More images from Wildflower Workbook: A Journal for Self-Discovery In Nature by Katie Daisy follow below. I gave one of these journals to each of my twin daughters for them to record their nature adventures.

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