Trees. Isn’t that next month? Well, we can be thankful that these are not Christmas trees. Some of the trees are, allegedly, thousands of years old. Some of them are said to be older than Christianity. Some of them have developed branch systems of overwhelming complexity, suggesting the articulation of Mother Nature, and why traditional architecture – mankind’s reflection of Mother Nature’s science – beats modern architecture hands down. And beneath them all, beyond seeing, are root systems of equally overwhelming complexity, suggesting the same. Some even have trunks that compel a similar fascination, though their rings are beyond counting. Be thankful for them all. Feel free to discuss them around the table today.
The photo above is labeled “Diksom Forest,” which is in Yemen.
These photographs of trees are from Beth Moon’s book Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time. Moon spent 14 years traveling around the world to shoot the trees, for which she deserves our thanks. Some of her fine photographs appear on the website A New Kind of Human, courtesy of its founder, Gavin Nascimento. He demands credit in return for using “his work,” and demands also that credit to him be accompanied by his list of social media profiles rendered “in the EXACT FORMAT as above.” Okay. Here they are:
“Me” as rendered above is Gavin Nascimento. The list is a precise copy, errors included. And a happy Thanksgiving to him as well!