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THE Dendron Dialogues.

Brought to you by the wind

over heard by me

Featuring

Fircus

and

Ash

 

PROLOG

skip the prologue go to dialogues (but you're going to miss the subtleties)

 

 

Fircus and Ash were planted around two years ago as part of

some landscape-architect's vision.

They enjoy a view of the river which flows nearby.

Between them and the river ,there lies a cement walk way.

Bikers, joggers,roller-bladers and dog-walkers are a built in part

of their daily panorama.

Lucky little trees;

they are watered, fed, sprayed and pruned

according to the gardener's schedule.

They will never have to fend for themselves as do their wild brethren

growing in the nearby woods.

 

The undisputed King of the yard is called, "The big Guy."

He is a VERY old Sequoia;

here when this land was used by sheep farmers

and way before that.

The river remembers.

Developers came in allowing the lucky few to live by this grand river.

Others come to it's banks to fish .

Kids occasionally swing off a rope tied to one of the old trees on the opposite shore.

Every now and then, a canoe or kayak glides by.

Sometimes, even a motor boat

but there aren't many of those.

 

If I look out my window, I see Fircus to the left of Ash.

Although a fence separates them, this in no way

inhibits their free-flow of thoughts and observations .

To my right down away is a highway bridge with non-stop traffic rushing by.

It's a constant (and yes ...noisy) reminder that the natural beauty we behold on a

daily basis is not to be

taken for granted.

 

I am awed

by "The Big Guy," and ever aware of the privedge bestowed upon me of riparian

time-sharing with this

mystical pillar.

He and the river will be here when the rest of us are gone.

Keeps everything nicely in perspective-

doesn't it.

 

Meanwhile, though,

let's have a little fun

with our two light-hearted and basically

clueless ,high-maintenance dendrons

(with decorator shades no less.)

 

 

 

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