Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday's Top Ten

The top ten things about trees:

10. They're tall

  9. They're strong

  8. They provide shelter

  7. They provide food

  6. Birds, squirrels, and monkeys love them

  5. So do cats

  4. They live a long time

  3. They don't talk back

  2. People enjoy looking at them

And the #1 thing about trees:

  1. Some like to watch us:




38 comments:

Linda G. said...

Ha! Love that pic. And trees in general.

Clarissa Draper said...

They make paper for books, lots and lots of books!

BECKY said...

Oooh, those tree faces are really freaky! I rather behold a "regular" tree, in all its natural beauty. But a very fun Friday's Top Ten!

LR said...

Aw, what a cute tree. I like "They don't talk back." :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If they are watching, then it's a good thing they don't talk
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mybabyjohn/Delores said...

And in the old sections of the cemeteries they wrap their roots around our ancestors and keep them warm.

Carol Kilgore said...

Linda G - I like trees, too.

Clarissa - Yes! I wish I would have included that :)

Becky - I love this tree. It's in our backyard :)

LR - But I wonder what they think, LOL!

Alex - VERY true!

Delores - Instant image in my mind. Written like a poet. Or a horror writer :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Cute! Have a great weekend.

Mason Canyon said...

Carol, love your list. I'd say trees also provide a place to rest your back when sitting down to read. Have a great weekend.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

CarrieBoo said...

I think you just described my husband. Oh wait, my ideal husband. ;)

Laura Eno said...

I think some of them do talk back...at least the Enchanted Forest ones do. :)

Janet, said...

I love trees! Our very large sycamore tree got struck by lightening about a month ago and I believe it is dying. We will probably have to cut it down. ):0

Carol Kilgore said...

J.L. - You, too!

Mason - Oh, yes! Great :)

CarrieBoo - I love it! Wish I'd thought of that :)

Laura - That's true :)

Janet - Plant a new tree in its place.

Pam Asberry said...

I once dated a guy who admitted he liked trees more than he liked most people. Guess that's one reason we're not dating any more... ;-)

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

Another great list. The wizard of oz gave me insight to what trees might be thinking and doing when I'm not looking. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

T

LD Masterson said...

Um, you missed one. (Hint: I have a dog.)

Carol Kilgore said...

Pam - Sounds like a good reason to me!

Teresa - So the next time the branches rustle against your bedroom window...

LD - LOL! That makes a few I missed so far :)

CATachresis said...

I won’t look at the tree opposite in quite the same way again! ;)

Linda Kage said...

Plus they're so fun to climb! My favorite trees are the trees in fellowship of the ring series!

The Golden Eagle said...

Trees are wonderful. It would be hard for me to live in a place where there are few of them!

Carol Kilgore said...

Linda K - Another one I missed! Loved to climb trees when I was a kid.

Golden Eagle - I like trees, but I like them spaced out, not crowded like a forest. I like to see beyond them.

Missed Periods said...

Kind of sounds like my ideal man!

Ciara said...

Okay, I guess my son shouldn't sit next to me while I'm drinking and blogging. He saw only part of the picture of the tree when he leaned in and asked, "Mommy, why does his whiney (that's what he calls it) have two holes, mine only has one.
I'm now cleaning my computer screen and keyboard. I'm glad it was just water.

Carol Kilgore said...

Missed Periods - Someone else mentioned that. And it's true. Maybe that's what my subconscious was thinking when I wrote this!

Ciara - OMG! I never thought about it looking like anything other than a nose. But now that you mention it...I swear it IS a nose!

Gotta love kids :)

Shelley Munro said...

Love that photo. Trees are very useful things if you're a bird.

Medeia Sharif said...

That tree looks confused. Must be the twisted lips.

Have a great weekend.

Carol Kilgore said...

Shelley - Chirp :)

Medeia - LOL, I tried to straighten them before I took the shot, but it wouldn't let me.

Carol Kilgore said...

CATachresis - Your comment got hung up in Blogger's spam filter. But I rescued you :)

Smile at the next tree you see. Maybe it will smile back!

Talli Roland said...

Okay, that tree creeps me out! But generally, I am a big fan of trees. :)

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww and they are ever so huggable!!!!

Take care
x

michelle said...

This is a g-r-e-a-t list, Carole!
I just taught my choir the song:
What A Wonderful World.
"I see trees of green
Red roses too... "

Carol Kilgore said...

Talli - I thought the face would creep me out, too. But it's like seeing a friend every day when I go out.

Old Kitty - Yes!

Michelle - Cool :)

Raquel.Somatra said...

Birch trees also have eyes. I've read that Native Americans believed the soul of the tree was watching them!

Milo James Fowler said...

Wasn't there a tree with a face in Disney's Pocahontas? "Grandmother Willow" or something? Might be a kindred spirit...

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Fabulous picture, Carol!! I know trees have ears...

Carol Kilgore said...

Raquel - I've never seen a birch tree. I'm going to find a photo online. I know Native Americans are more tied to nature.

Milo - Oh, yeah! I'd forgotten. I think it was Grandmother Willow :)

Pat - They hear and see but never speak. Tell them all your secrets :)

Shirley Wells said...

Ha! I love that tree. :)

I love Clarissa's reminder that they give us paper for lots of books. Yay!

Carol Kilgore said...

I liked Clarissa's reminder, too, Shirley :)