Daily Archives: May 15, 2016

Love a Tree Day May 16th

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I LOVE me some trees!  If you happen by my house, don’t see my van and wonder where I am?  Check the park first because I am most likely hanging out with the trees.  They are the perfect company for me as we don’t have to be concerned about how we are dressed, how much $$ we have in the bank or our social media stats (hey now).  By merely sharing some space, we give each other what we need, I offer carbon dioxide and the trees return plenty of oxygen.  When I need to talk, they are great listeners and when I am in need of sage, wisdom, trees are happy to share.

Of course, I found, looking through the calendars of special days on the internet that May 16th is LOVE a TREE DAY! When I found out that this day existed, I almost jumped for joy because it creates a reason for people all around the world to connect with trees wherever they are.  Naturally I found nothing about how this special day started, or no particular group who takes responsibility for it’s creation however there was a suggestion that we use the hashtag #LoveATreeDay all over social media to promote the love!

I did find a couple thoughts about what we can do in celebration.  The most classic activity would be to plant a tree!  Now, I must say, there are plenty of trees, saplings, seedlings, etc. to chose from but what you may want to do it check with a local nursery about what would work best in your area.  Certain trees need specific soil conditions, so these requirements will need to be considered. Also, you want to look at the location. Roots from trees can grow d-e-e-p.  Make sure you inquire about the space the tree needs before choosing  a tree.

If planting is not something you can do, then just go hang with some trees.  I mentioned the park but if you have trees in your yard, grab a chair and get comfy. Maybe you have a botanical gardens near by and you can take a field trip. Grab a friend or two and make a day of it.

 Sure, it’s fun to have a special day to celebrate anything and trees are such an integral part of our lives. Perhaps we might want to enjoy and show gratitude for trees every day. Just sayin’

HAPPY LOVE a TREE DAY, MAY 16th

I love me some trees

They are always there for me

Asking for nothing

Sometimes we will talk

Other times I just listen

They always listen

When winds blow their leaves

I imagine they’re waving

So I will wave back

No matter the time

They’re ready for visitors

From top to bottom

Yes, I’ll hang with birds

Celebrate with the squirrels

And watch where dogs go

Part of the ‘in’ crowd

I am outside, under leaves

I love me some trees

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben

different eyes

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You know that moment

When the world looks really bright

You see it that way

The inner eye sight

Seeing more than what appears

Takes closing your eyes

Listen with vision

Train your soul to see the world

As your heart sees it

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben

Picture books for those with dementia…

Reblogged from The Story Reading Ape, please CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL POST for the call-to-action from Michelle Eastman.

Following my 12th May reblog of a post ‘Top Ten Reasons Picture Books ROCK’ from Author Michelle Eastman’s blog, I was delighted to see a conversation between Michelle and Author …

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Author Spotlight – Linda Bradley

Reblogged from Aurora Jean Alexander. CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL POST to meet Michigan author, Linda Bradley.

Welcome!   When did you start writing?   I’ve been writing all my life. As a youngster in elementary school, we had a yearly Calberry writing contest. The word “Calberry” was derived from…

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The Dirty Dozen… with Richard Archer!

Reblogged from Al the Author, CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL POST and give your kind attention to The Dirty Dozen, this week, featuring Richard Archer!

Welcome to another edition of The Dirty Dozen! This week, I’m delighted to be hosting Richard Archer (aka “Skaggy The Poet”) in the Dirty Dozen “hotseat”. Richard is a poet who blogs and performs o…

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