1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This reminds me of an illustration for a storybook. Trees are so beautiful and these two “feel ” like friends.

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    We were on this Eco tour today in Portland and went to the coast. At one of the park areas along the shore, there was an old forest located a short hike down one of the trails. It was full of old growth trees that were magnificent . The whole area was cool and filled with lots of ferns , moss, and a variety of trees. One of the participants said that she recently heard on NPR Science Friday that research is showing a strong suggestion that trees actually send out nutrients to other trees of the same family in the forest. Isn’t that amazing?? Trees sharing what they could so that others could be strong too? Have you heard this? We always say trees give hugs and protect us but to imagine that there is a connectivity between like species within a big forest is incredible! Tree families helping each other. This is one of the most hopeful things I have heard today!

    • MaryJane says:

      That is cool. I know mushrooms have elaborate underground connectivity but hadn’t heard trees might also. Portland has so many neat things going on. Did you eat at one of the many food trucks that are everywhere in Portland?

      • Winnie Nielsen says:

        Mushrooms too? Very cool! I saw a few unique looking mushrooms embedded in the moss. They were a deep purple with a few white spots on top. True fairy houses for sure!

        We haven’t tried any of the food trucks as we have been gone during the day looking at the River Gorge and coastline. Maybe today when we get back from some big waterfall area.

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