Relax and Hug A Tree

29 Jan

The commitment of a weekly blog brings on a certain amount of pressure. While there’s no one with a gun to my head, I feel an internal pull to produce. It’s also been a habit I’ve established for over four years. So here goes…


The pyramids of Dzibanché selfie with US visitor Harper, Lisa, her mom Alice and me.

Nope, I’ve got nothing this week. I’ve been happy and the weather’s been beautiful. Absolutely nothing interesting bubbled up this week in my middle-of-the-night musings, what do I blog about?


Giant palms. Note the human in bottom right corner.

Given the state of the U.S., it’s almost embarrassing to be filled with joy and gratitude for each day as it presents itself.


Majesty growing on a pyramid.

So I’ve decided to share the recent photos of amazing trees we saw while visiting local Mayan ruins with our friend and visitor, Harper. I admit it was her astute eye that grabbed my interest.



Trees have stories to tell if we take time to listen. These certainly are beautiful. I love the way their roots adapt to barriers. No fuss, just go around and in some cases, go through.


So if you’re feeling afraid, hopeless or disconnected, or happy and grateful, go hug a tree. They ask nothing of us, except maybe that we don’t destroy the planet.



9 Responses to “Relax and Hug A Tree”

  1. Nancy Taylor January 29, 2017 at 8:10 am #

    AMAZING tree pics, Alex. Not everyone “gets” trees. I do. Those are beautiful. Thanks. ~Nancy

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 January 29, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

      Hey Nancy, the gigantic palms were my favorite.


  2. emilievardaman January 29, 2017 at 9:16 am #

    I love these tree photos and am glad Harper’s eye got you to photograph them!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. LJones January 30, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    Love this area and ruins:) Saying hello to you from cold Spokane and moving my mom into a hospice type home…so being encouraged to thrive and bloom is appreciated deeply. See you all in March. With love, L

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 January 30, 2017 at 10:55 am #

      Always good to hear from you. Mom will be in good hands. God’s hands.


  4. Jack Scott January 31, 2017 at 5:28 am #

    I’m popping our right now…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. garth January 31, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

    I live in the us in the midst of the drama on all sides and I choose to be happy. Although in a really amusing way(sick) I like watching the human drama of being right and choosing sides and calling names. and looking for agreement to be even more right. AND I love trees and seeing those trees; I have a pull to come and make some art.

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    • afish25 January 31, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

      I know, we could sit in the woods and paint trees!!


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