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#TreeSquare 8: More than Rocks in the Grand Canyon

To join in the fun of squares this month, create your square post and include a pingback to any of my daily square posts in July. Don’t forget to use the theme’s tag – TreeSquare, and I’d love it if you left a comment.

Becky B.

In this month’s square’s challenge I will start at home and spiral farther and farther from home to share different tree species in my travels. All of these posts will work for both Becky B’s Squares and Cee’s Flower of the Day, #FOTD

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Looking for More at the Grand Canyon?

Trees growing in rocky places
Don’t get any twisted ideas.
Not a safe hike

Coming Up

  • PPAC #4 on Cee’s blog tomorrow. Even over the Fourth, so many of you have found time to post your photographs of public art. You are expanding our thinking backwards and forwards. We had some stained glass church windows and some elephants wandering around London this week among many other wonderful works of art.
  • #TreeSquares is going strong. I’m off to visit some of your blogs this morning.
  • #WQWWC is in the capable hands of Terri Webster Schrandt today. It’s a little early yet, so while you’re waiting for West Coast time in the US, have a gander, no, focus your eagle eye on her Bird posts. 🙂

Have a woodenful week. 🙂

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  1. PS. did you know my husband was married for a few years before we got together – all three years were rather dismal – anyhow, – it did sculpt him and you know how it is – good lessons learning stuff
    anyhow, part of their honeymoon was to the Grand Canyon and guess what? It was so foggy when they were there they say nada. Nothing – and he later said it was foreshadowing of that union – ha

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    • Wow, that’s one place you would never want to go in the fog! There are still places were there are no railings or protection. I wouldn’t want to get out of the car. 🙂 That was a terrible honeymoon. Another friend of mine took his new bride there for their honeymoon and they rode donkeys into the canyon. Can you imagine how sore they were those first few nights of their marriage. Their marriage lasted, but I’m not sure they were years made in heaven. They divorced when she had to go in a home for Alzheimer’s at the advice of his attorney. He said at that point he didn’t think she ever loved him (after 50+ years. I’m pretty patient, but I’m not sure I would have loved him either after that honeymoon. 🙂

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      • ouch – that is a sad story – but also I think times were different then – and then of course people vary – but I know some folks just stay and feel stuck –

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        • Hard to tell. We knew them when we were in our twenties and they were in their sixties. They seemed happy at the time, but she was in the beginning stages of Alzheimers, I think. Smelly clothes, and he had no sense of smell.

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          • Yes, we all pray it doesn’t hit us. Both of my husband’s mothers had it. Very sad. They both died about a week or less apart one in Los Angeles, and one in Seattle. It was a crazy week.

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          • yes – I got that it was a while back – and it actually reminded me of a scene in a show I watched last month – called “manifest” – and it should be called “The callings” not sure if you have seen it – but I actually stopped because the second season felt like a Disney show kind of soap opera for teens – ha
            however, a few scenes were really well developed – and there is a lady who has dementia – and her daughter died but she forgets or never knew – and the daughter’s friend visits the mom and they have a conversation and then the lady shows her dementia and asks “who are you again?” – and Marsha – it was so well done – because you could feel what folks go through when the memory fails – so sad
            anyhow, that was what your comment reply reminded me of – 🙂

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          • I did see that. It was an interesting. Vince quit watching it, but I hung out until the very end. It reminded me of how people are taught to follow God’s callings even when they seem impossible and then trusting him to get them out of the fixes they get into. I’ve never been too good at that. I can point to a couple of times in my life that really did happen, but for the most part, I prefer the ordinary unless I’m backed into a corner by circumstances. Great series.

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          • Well I like your take on it but I think the writing for the series was average (or a little below) or more sophomoric with the themes and that is why it felt like the Disney channel and my son is who said it had a soap opera feel
            And good for you for finishing and making such nice connections
            – hope your weekend is going well ☀️

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          • All the series lose something as they go along, I think. I’m watching Silent Witness right now. It’s a Forensic science series – 21 seasons, I think. Two sessions to a story. I don’t know if I will make it through 21 seasons, but it’s very lifelike, and if nothing else, you get used to everything but the smell of what the forensic pathologist has to deal with. I’m wondering if how they film it all. The bodies all look like the people who have been filmed, and they bleed when cut. Not the kind of writing I could ever do. 🙂

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          • Yes – who knows how they recreate these shows – and I do like the since and forensic ones – but have to skip on any because of the “gore” – it seems our culture is getting more into really heavy details and gore – and well, I just sometimes get a check inside and I know it is not meant for me to watch.

            There were a few British crime shows (usually some of my favs) that had so many negative graphic images I knew to not get stained from it

            on a side note – watch a beautiful movie last week – you might want to check it out – called “testament of youth” and Marsha – it was such a gem

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          • Oh I just mentioned the British ones because I tend to like them but I would say it is a tie or maybe some Americans one are worse / not a total TV watcher but think it is even !

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  2. It’s been awhile since we visited the “big ditch”. 🙂 Your photos make me think that I should go back and pay some attention to the beauty around the canyon, not just the canyon itself.

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