Alternative storytelling #8

In all honesty, I am speechless when it comes to trees.

Enjoy these pictures of trees in the Pacific Northwest & happy Sunday.

They communicate to me through the wind.
The changing colors play with my soul.
I can feel their vibration in beneath the soil.
Their heartbeat resonates into my hand when I touch their bark.
The creatures that reside in their branches are their students.
The wisdom that they contain is otherworldly.
I am deeply humbled in their presence.
And I’m overwhelmingly honored to live a lifetime with their constant embrace.

**all photos were taken by me**

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