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My Intro

Thanks you for creating this excellent BBS.
I've recently discovered I've had a long-standing love of trees, especially large, old trees. As long as I can remember, striking tree forms have caught my eye as we drove or walked along through the country or even in dense urban areas, and now I carry my camera with me and photograph what strikes me. I've been wondering what it is that grabs my imagination about trees, and have not really found a complete explaination. When I was a kid I LOVED to climb high up into trees, which scared my Mom silly, and so I had to do it on the sly. I was always on the lookout for good climbing trees. I was also once invited to a draawing class. The teacher had us drawing trees from our imagination and expounding on the way the "air moves through the tree". I couldn't do it and was not invited to return, but I afterwards always looked at trees differently. I also see personaliities in trees. This was caught very well in the talking trees in "Wizard of Oz" which greatly impressed me as a child. In this regard, I think that your acronym of ENT prefectly captures one aspect of the fasination with trees.
I am actually very lacking in tree knowlege, and can identify only a couple of species - but I hope to learn more.
Thanks again for your hard work in creating this BBS and for letting me rant on about my love for trees.
by HarryR5000
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:30 pm
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