If you were a tree . . . .

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  1. midlifebear

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    So, Barbara Walters insists she never asked this question, but if you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?

    I would be a Box Elder (acer negundo, native to the west from Canada to Mexico), because the only time I quaffed a bowl of ayahuasca to find my spirit guide, I spent more than 18 hours sitting in the shade of an ancient Box Elder which kept me shaded, comfortable, and calm. Alas, no jaguar god led me on a post vomit my guts out spiritual journey during that chemically induced experience many years ago, (I was with new age friends, the flow and glow crowd, in mountain forest outsid of Quite, Peru at the time). However, one person came back after twenty four hours claiming to be an ant colony.

    If you say you'd be a stury Oak you must be specific: a Red Oak, White Oak, Gamble's Oak, etc. :biggrin1:
     
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    I'm going to go with a strangler fig, they're just damn cool trees I guess.
    Very complex and overwhelming by nature.
     
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    Which brings up Hepburn, who told Walters, "I'm like a tree."
    "So, I asked, 'What kind of tree?' " (an oak), but "no one remembers that."
     
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    one that would leaf.
     
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    A Monkey Puzzle :p

    They're slow to mature, but damn funky ;)
     
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    Weeping willow

    I love how the branches stretch wide and hang down

    but i also like:-

    Silver birch

    The bark is like a symbol of extravagance and royalty

    but also :-

    Giant Redwood

    Tree of the wise, among the oldest standing so timeless and being so big and strong

    OMG....forget it, i can't just be a tree...i need to be a forest
     
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    This thread is impossible to read on an iPod as the formatting is all screwy. Hmmph
     
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    Does your choice of viewer suggest you would consider being a ... bonsai?



    Yes, I know ... poetic license, OK.
     
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    I would be a sequoia because it is a cool scrabble word with all the vowels.
     
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    No. I'm tired of being smaller than average and dependent upon others. :tongue:
     
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    A Quercus tree of course.
     
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    Pedantry, anyone?

    At this precise moment, sedantry.

    I'm too tired to get them all down before NP gets here, so no more pleasantries.
     
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    A Country :biggrin1:
     
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    Western Juniper
     
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    Black Pine.
     
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    Canibas sativae- more like small tree
     
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    Its one of two. Either an oak (only got a little acorn :'() or a pink punkado (if you know where that reference comes from i'll buy you a drink - first person only, i'm not made of money. )
     
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