A tree philosophy

Posted by Tamie on Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We found this tree at Little Wildhorse. I couldn't help but admire it. It actually was dropping roots to support itself in a climate where it's extremely difficult to grow. It has been pushed by water and wind constantly. All the trees have these beautiful deep lines as if they have struggled to survive their whole lives. I started thinking about the Hawaiin trees and how they are so majestic and huge. Their roots are exposed perhaps because they don't have to dig in too deep to flourish. It's a completely different kind of beauty.

So Ryan and I started philosophizing even more. We wonder if you can tell a lot about a culture by it's trees. We thought about our little Cherry Village. The trees are well pruned but not highly manicured. They're well taken care of but allowed to grow freely--kind of how we hope to raise our kids. In West Jordan the trees were new, young and transplanted--just like many of us who lived there. What are your trees like? Does our philosphy hold up or not?
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Comments (3)

goblin valley is so much fun, especially for active kids and families. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun

Posted April 14, 2009 at 6:49 PM by Blogger Kelly Fam

It's great to catch up with what your family has been up to. Your boys are getting so big! We miss you guys!

Posted April 20, 2009 at 9:54 AM by Blogger Rob, Em & Dylan

the pictures are amazing! What a fun family trip. You guys have such a cute family. See you later!

Posted April 26, 2009 at 6:03 PM by Blogger Megan