Friday, August 2, 2013

Trees, and A Boy


I wonder how similar they are to us, if trees go networking, make me laugh, and drive me paranoid.

(We share 60% of our DNA with a banana; an evidence of shared ancestry).

I take their pictures. One of them mimicked Scooby-Doo, and turned its face red. It even tried to play Freddy Krueger.

(A simple potato is more complex than us; it has 48 chromosome counts, whereas we have only 46).

I had once, in an aura of mystery, discovered the Wonderland of Alice in the woods.

(There was a tree, The Giving Tree, and a boy).

36 comments:

Nancy said...

Interesting facts about bananas and potatoes. Love the pov on your photo. :)

Steve E said...

One day, a monkey.
Next day a tree (and boy)...
Banana talks to me. Each day as I swalloe one, I hear it saying, "HELLLLP". Looking to see who is listening--it is only me. So I say "Too late, Cheeeta!"

I like your stats on our relationships with all else...and why NOT? If the Universe is ONE...well, what a big deal if a banana "talks"? Hmmmm.

It IS getting deep in here.

REALY LOVE pics and perspectives.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Creative photo and love the book The Giving Tree ~ so real ~ Happy Weekend to you ^_^

Diane AZ said...

You have shown us some fascinating discoveries by looking at things in new ways!

TexWisGirl said...

you are always looking at things in a new way. :)

Debbie said...

a super fun entry!! love the image!!

Filip Demuinck said...

Super black and white picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Margaret Adamson said...

Great black and white photo.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'd be happy to know I share DNA with the trees. Wouldn't want to claim the potato. But do I have a choice?

That shared DNA thing -- I read a little about it, understand even less, but I do know that it is NOT fun any more to look at apes and monkeys in the zoo. Something I used to enjoy. But no more.

Still I eat bananas though, so you see that my understanding is limited.

ruthinian said...

Oh you never fail to amuse me with your writing... your wisdom and your humor. thanks for sharing.

ruthinian said...

Oh you never fail to amuse me with your writing... your wisdom and your humor. thanks for sharing.

ruthinian said...

Oh you never fail to amuse me with your writing... your wisdom and your humor. thanks for sharing.

Giga said...

Ja nie chcę być ani bananem, ani ziemniakiem :)
I do not want to be either a banana or potato :)

Laura. M said...

Great photo rainfiel!
I like your funny way of looking at things :))
I wish you good weekend.
A hug.

Barbara said...

I never knew that about bananas and potatoes! Love the photo!

Ratty said...

Trees can tell us so much. Much of it comes from our own minds. They tell me we can be banana people.

Icy BC said...

Interesting shot of the tree! It looks like Freddy Krueger in a way..Have a great weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Me, trees and DNA.. I am glad we are related. I do not think I would want to be a banana or a potato. Lovely photos, Rainfield! Have a happy day!

Deb Crecelius said...

Loved "The Giving Tree";
like the perspective on the photo.

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°♡
A natureza é para ser admirada e protegida.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil

¸.•°♡♡♫° ·.

betchai said...

no longer surprise where all those deep thoughts are coming from, looking at the picture and looking up at the tree sent so many perspectives, keep on listening to them

wenn said...

love your interpretations..

lronglim said...

Am Learning a lot about potatoes and bananas from you...

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I love bananas, potatoes, boys and trees. But most of all I love your imagination, Rainfield :)

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice capture. Your saying is very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

EG CameraGirl said...

There's some evidence that suggests trees DO indeed network. True. If one is attacked by an insect, others nearby will try to protect themselves. I'm not a scientist so I haven't a clue as to how they do it.

Betty Manousos said...

love your perspective, great b&w!

Freya Renders said...

Another stunning photo and creative story, thanks.

Angie said...

very interesting perspective! The picture, stunning as usual. Eeek it does indeed look Freddy Kruegerish..
Btw, thanks for the info on potato and bananas.. :)

caucasusgeography said...

Hello! The photo is very beautiful!

de engineur said...

Interesting capture from your perspective.
Sometimes you can see 'umbrella' of tree looking up from this position.

de engineur said...

Oh, and I'm a Tree Hugger - no wonder I share 60% DNA similarity with trees...hehe

Brita said...

I love the perspective and you decided to convert the image to black and white. It's exciting, mysterious / Brita

Frieda said...

Great picture. This tree looks scary!!

Arti said...

What a fabulous picture!! And I loved reading those facts about bananas and potatos!!

Magia da Inês said...


Bom domingo!
Ótima semana!
✿·.¸.• Beijinhos do Brasil
♪✿°•.¸