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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Trees

I saw this article at The Atlantic today - The Health Benefits of Trees ...

It is becoming increasingly clear that trees help people live longer, healthier, happier lives—to the tune of $6.8 billion in averted health costs annually in the U.S., according to research published this week. And we're only beginning to understand the nature and magnitude of their tree-benevolence ....

It's another cold rainy day here and the garage, where the cats stay when it rains, is leaking a lot. But though the house and garage are rotting away, the one thing I do have in abundance here is a wealth or trees. Here are some photos I've taken of some of them over the years ...

There's the orange tree my parents planted ...





And pine trees, including the ones that were our live Christmas trees when we were kids ...



There's an oleander ...



And a magnolia ...



There are apricots too but they're mostly dead now ...



Nut trees too, like the walnut tree ...



And the pecan tree, which was a volunteer ...



Speaking of volunteers, there are a lot of privet trees in the yard ...



And wild plum trees too ...





There's also a little loquat tree ...



And an acacia tree ...



And a box elder ...



And there are oaks ...





I feel very lucky to live around so many trees.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jana said...

What a wonderful post - especially for a rainy day!

11:13 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Jana :)

11:27 AM  

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