Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Post1618. Wednesday October 18

It's raining, thank you for sheltering me. I climbed you as a kid, remember? I fell once and broke my arm! I always tell you my secrets, they’re are safe with you. My first love and I carved our initials in your bark; look, they’re still there.

In summer, you shade me. In autumn, you roll out a golden carpet and in winter you stand naked and proud, you old show off! Then it’s spring again and you turn bright green.

You were there for those before me; you’ll be there for those who follow. But today it’s me you shelter.





Thanks to Rochelle for hosting, and to Sandra Crook for the photo.




 

56 comments:

  1. Always nice to have a steady friend who's always there for you - and best of all, doesn't talk back or disagree!

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    1. Yep, just 'leaves' me to my own thoughts! Cheers Iain

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  2. I love trees and leaves. Cept when I have to rake them.

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  3. such a heartwarming one Keith I loved it

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  4. Nice one, Keith. It's good to have someone/ something who just listens. Usually, us guys fill that role.

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    1. It certainly is Varad! Cheers my friend.

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  5. I think you portray the greatness of trees... in Sweden every farm had a special tree that you took care of like a family member... and if the tree prospered so did the family and the farm.

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    1. I didn't know that! Thanks so much brudberg.

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  6. Dear Keith,

    Enjoyable story that has a lot layered within its branches. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  7. Really like this homey, friendly tale. Also the sense of infinity --- he's the one passing through. The tree is here for centuries

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    1. That is exactly as I saw it Christine. Thanks so much.

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  8. Nice, always there for him through the good times and the bad.

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  9. Very much enjoyed the tone of this, Keith.

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    1. I'm pleased. Thanks so much for the photo Sandra.

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  10. Hi Keith - trees are always amazing and those we climbed even more so ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Every time I go past Hailsham recreation ground I see the trees I climbed - and fell from - as a kid!Thanks Hilary.

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  11. Lovely monologue! It reminds me of a piece I wrote once from the tree's point of view.

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    1. Trees have feelings too - at least I'd like to think so. Thnks liz.

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  12. Lovely soliloquy about your tree-friend. What a lot you've shared together.

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    1. Indeed! I could have said more but modesty prevented me! Thanks Penny.

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  13. Love how you show our own measly human lives overshadowed by the longevity of a lovely tree. Nicelt told Keith

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    1. Beautifully put Lynn, and so true. Thanks so much.

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  14. What a delightful take on the prompt. A true friend remembered and enjoyed.

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  15. Sweet tale of old "friends." I was worried for a minute that you were going to go all "Giving Tree" on me there -- thank goodness the tree survives!

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    1. Hehe! No, the tree certainly will survive! Thanks Joy.

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  16. Lovely story Keith! ❤️

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  17. A beautiful ode to a tree :)

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  18. Very nice and a bit poetic too.

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  19. Lovely story Keith. Loved the 'old show off' line!

    Thom

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    1. Pleased you enjoyed it Thom, thank you.

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