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Tuesday Trees

There is no challenge with this name that I know of but it could well be. Today is just the Tuesday to show Suzanne, who celebrates Two weeks of trees, and all of you some trees in my life from my two countries.

I have always wished to write a book. In fact, I still do. Recently I read something that made me think a little.

Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky,

We fell them down and turn them into paper,

That we may record our emptiness.

― Kahlil Gibran

I know, nowadays we can write a book that exists only as the web of 0’s and 1’s. But a good book must be the best use of a tree that I know of. Imagine what we’d be like without books. I still say daily thanks to my parents for reading me as much and as often as they did when I was a baby.

By Loryn Brantz

The gallery starts with the fir tree in my parents’ garden in Ljubljana, the one that father planted when I was born. You can view the same garden through all the seasons in this post as the last blogging memory today. Have another autumn photo of it since I miss it.

Then we continue to stroll around our district Bežigrad in Ljubljana, stop by the Ljubljanica river, and slowly move towards Italy with one photo from the Slovenian countryside and one of Piran.

The last three photos are from Italy: one is of my best tree friend that I greet daily, one is of a chance encounter with a tree-lined alley, and finally a view of what spring looks like in Rome.

Welcome on my tree tour! Let’s look up and say “treeeee” together.

And finally, thank you for your concern. After some good cream and medicine my back is completely painless at the moment. I know it may return. Let’s hope it won’t.

For Suzanne at Mapping Uncertainty who is posting Two weeks of trees

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

21 thoughts on “Tuesday Trees

      1. That’s a lovely comment Manja. Thank you so much for joining in this theme. You’ve kept me going at it on days when I was really uninspired. I had no idea the theme would turn out to be as magical as it has. 🙂

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      1. Yup, we have 10 hours until the midnight hour here. Merrily merrily I say onto you, if the Grinch couldn’t stop Christmas from coming, no one can. 😂
        Sleep well. Merry Christmas 🎄

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  1. I’ve always loved trees – as a child I was sometimes late home from school because I’d stopped to listen to the wind through some poplars I used to pass! Your photos are lovely reminders of how beautiful they are – I especially like the weeping willow and that alley of trees 🙂

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  2. Such a thought-provoking post on so many levels. First of all, thank you for the Kahlil Gibran quote, that basically punched me in the heart. And how often some of us do record our emptinesses in order that we may find fullness somehow.

    I appreciated the little comic strip too. I’m glad that we don’t seem to lose our wonder of trees as we get older. Everyone’s still obsessed with them. And I hope humans continue to grow up to trees aplenty so they are still there to point and wonder at.

    By the way, your parent’s garden looks awesome!

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