Share Your World — Trees, Bridges, Sacrifices, and Priorities

Share Your WorldMelanie is at it again with her Share Your World prompt. These are so much fun and I look forward to Mondays for no other reason than to respond to her questions. So let’s get to it.

Do you have a favorite kind of tree?

First, I prefer trees that are living to dead trees. But when it comes to living trees, I really like paper white Birch trees. I like their unusual white bark.ADF18008-1FD7-448D-BE8E-262495D23D30

What bridges are you happy you burned?

Wait just a minute there, young lady. Are you implying that I’m some sort of arsonist and go around setting fires on bridges? I’ve never burned a single bridge down in my whole life and I resent the inference. How dare you?

Would you sacrifice yourself (die) for a stranger?

For a total stranger? Are you nuts?

How have your priorities changed since the C-19 virus took over?

Absolutely my priorities have changed. My number one priority is to not get the C-19 virus! 

16 thoughts on “Share Your World — Trees, Bridges, Sacrifices, and Priorities

  1. newepicauthor May 11, 2020 / 5:36 pm

    The American Indians knew how to strip the bark off of the birch trees and make canoes out of it.

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      • newepicauthor May 12, 2020 / 5:34 am

        I wrote my Freshman college term paper for my course on North American Indians on the water craft structures of the Indians, and the canoe was the most interesting. By the way I was given an A++ on the paper.

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  2. joseph elon lillie May 11, 2020 / 7:19 pm

    Your new priority is a good one. Too many still think there is no such thing or that they can never catch it. They act accordingly.

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    • Fandango May 11, 2020 / 11:34 pm

      Hmm. Based upon that article, the picture I used in my post might actually the Aspen trees and not Birch trees.


      • Marleen May 12, 2020 / 3:06 am

        I was thinking you got the birch. But I’ve looked back and forth again now that you’ve said it. The link I shared isn’t what I first read, like a couple weeks ago (which I’d searched because I had assumed some trees in art were birch but then saw the title involved aspen).

        What I read first was birch bark is easily pulled back while aspen doesn’t work that way. What wasn’t said at the site I first read but was said at the one I shared is to note “small horizontal markings all over the trunk of” birch. I thought I saw those on your photo.

        But, aha! “Look at the markings on the trunk … Aspens tend to have scars or knots (which look like eyes) on the bark. Birch have more horizontal markings all over the trunk that are not associated with any previous branches or scarring.” A matter of degree?

        However… when I search simply for pictures of birches, even from seed stores or nurseries, I’m pretty sure they’re showing both. Oh, well. They’re both nice, but I’m thinking of getting a “quaking aspen” for the sound and the golden autumn color.

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong May 11, 2020 / 9:20 pm

    I love birch too, but I’m allergic to them this time of year. Once the leaves are out, I’m not allergic. Just to the pollen.

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    • Fandango May 11, 2020 / 11:36 pm

      I’m fortunate to not suffer from allergies. Sorry about your birch tree allergy.


  4. Melanie B Cee May 12, 2020 / 10:07 am

    Thanks Fandango for Sharing Your World!! The birch is a beautiful tree, but I admit a slight aspen preference – something about all that quaking that goes right along with us out here (me personally – damned intention tremor, and the fault line I’m ‘privileged’ to live on 😮 ). The Golden Gate Bridge is still standing, so no arsonist stereotyping implied. Trod a wee nerve? 😆 Okay. Have a fabulous week sir, and stay safe!!

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