Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday's Nature Quote



You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. 
~ Hal Borland

10 comments:

  1. I have my suspicions about the ideology of some of the squirrels in my yard, I know we don't agree on who owns the bird feeders.

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  2. I am suspicious of the ideology of some of the squirrels in my yard. We definitely don't agree on who owns the bird feeders.

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  3. I'm rather suspicious of the big fir tree in my neighbor's yard. I think it wants to fall down on our house. And we have some seriously subversive jays around here. Hal Borland is just lacking in imagination.

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  4. For some reason this quote reminds me of some dark humor that followed after two skiing accidents claimed the lives of Michael Kennedy and Sonny Bono, a week apart in early 1998.

    "We're killing one celebrity a week until the clear-cutting stops!" signed, The Trees."

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  5. Now I know how that happened, it seemed strange at the time.

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  6. Okay, okay, you guys--but the ideology of the violets is still pure, right?!

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  7. Actually, they're all still pure. It's just a wicked desire for the wildness to fight back.

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  8. I was ultra-lucky to hear Jane Goodall speak today at Ga State Univ. Interestingly enough, she told of some new research that says trees in distress from pesticides put out a kind of warning pheromone to other plants and animals to steer clear.

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  9. The same way people do things, hmmm, but then again we have copied everything from nature thinking our thoughts are purely original never before practiced in real life. I don't know, maybe even the violets got ideas of their own about how things should be done.

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  10. I know some trees species do this in response to insect attack--first I've heard of them doing it in response to pesticides!

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