Sunday, December 8, 2013

Friends


I have friends
Here they are!
A lonely little birch twig
My birch twig friends
Lilac seeds
And lots of lilac seeds
A lot of pretty friends



    Last year I heard a very interesting talk about the idea that trees can communicate. Apparently quite a bit of research has been done and there's a number of  indications that trees actually do communicate. Trees communicate if there is a sickness or disease to others so that they can protect themselves. Sound far fetched? The speaker made  strong case that makes it sound reasonable that trees have some method of communication.

     So my little trees have their friends to be with on these cold winter days.


22 comments:

  1. This made me smile Red!
    I will have to ponder what my own little friends might be saying. At the moment covered in snow I'm betting they're wishing they had a few leaves for warmth.

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    1. Science is working on this topic. It's not human communication but tree communication.

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    2. I'd like to hear the guy you mention talking. I'd be curious how one does such research.

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  2. I haven't watched at the trees that way. I am not sure this is true or a wishful thinking of the speaker....

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    1. Scientific researchers are working on this. The guy I listened to was working for his PH.d on this topic. It sounds crazy but it's being worked on.

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  3. Have you dug yourself out yet? I'm sure your tree friends like the snow cover. It is such a lovely blanket! We had a melt, and now we're back in the snow! Cats are royally ticked off!

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    1. I live on a city lot. I'm on a corner so I have more to shovel than others. so my place is cleaned right up.

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  4. I wonder why I am not receiving your posts, Red. I saw your comment and came over and here you are! I'll go check and see what else I've missed. :-)

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    1. It seems North Americans don't pick up the feed . Europeans do. I am working on it. Thanks for dropping by.

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  5. Good morning Red (well, it is here at least),
    Just came across your blog, and this post. Very nice, and as for plants communicating, I did this post about it on my blog a while ago. Have a good week.
    http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=106418510267458618#editor/target=post;postID=2494828776864911556;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=postname

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    1. Thanks for visiting and letting me know you have a blog.

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  6. Yes and large trees have many old friends:)

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    1. True. Sort of like retired people!

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  7. I have fallen out with the elm tree at the bottom of my garden, it's stopped speaking to me for some reason.

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    1. Maybe you have to check your hearing!!!

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  8. I'm a believer that the trees talk to us, we just have to listen really closely is all.

    Have a wonderful day Red!

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    1. It's a very spiritual think. The guy I heard was a scientist working on a Ph,D

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  9. I have entertained the thought that trees are sentient beings. Who are we to say they're not?

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    1. I think many people have similar thought as yours. The guy I heard was a scientist working on a Ph.D.

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  10. awww. well, someone just posted about looking for 'the mother tree' when she walks in a wooded area - the mother that started the seedlings. so i think communication is entirely possible. why not?

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  11. I think that it's only trees communicating with trees. We won't get it!

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  12. It's surprising how much colour there is in winter. I like your friends!

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