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tree love is true love

“The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.”

― Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry

Tree and I have had a very long and loving relationship–and I’ve always wanted to be a regular participant in the Thursday Tree Love Feature.

Thursday Tree love is a photo feature hosted on HAPPINESS AND FOOD on every 2nd and 4th Thursday of a month.

I’m determined to write more about trees in the coming months and years: they are not just fascinating for me, they are also a necessity if humans are to continue breathing on this planet. My hope and dream one day is to green up a piece of land and hand it over to people who will cherish the trees I plan to grow.

What about you? What place do trees hold in your life? Any tree that you’ve found particularly beautiful?


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Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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32 Comments

  • LouLou says:

    Trees make me stand stall, stay still and feel strong. The trees in front of me at these moments are sending out whispers in a tiny breeze.

  • Sandra says:

    I love trees. When I look at trees, I see them standing through the storms of life. The branches bend and sway, but the tree keeps standing. The roots are deep and carry the stories of what it means to keep standing. Trees are an inspiration to me. No matter what happens, we can stand strong and tall. The storms are temporary. Trees help also put things in perspective. We have storms in life, however, we also have the warmth of sunshine; the moisture from the rain, the cool breeze that that feels like a loving touch from God.

  • Beautiful quote and photo, Damyanti. I adore trees. πŸ˜€

  • feellitent says:

    Loved your opinion about Thursday Tree Love and I’m also growing a Snack Plant which is very little right now, I love caring him.

  • cassmob says:

    I agree that trees are both amazing and beautiful, I’m especially fond of our silver-leaved gum trees with their capacity to withstand fire and drought. Urban blocks don’t permit large trees but I do my best to plant lots of Aussie native plants.

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      It is so important to plant native species–great work, Pauleen!

  • Natasha says:

    Lovely to see a nature post from you, D.

    My love for trees is beyond measure and I can’t get enough of talking to them, hugging them and thanking them for all that they do for us.

    Loved that image?
    Is it near the ECP?

    Have a relaxed weekend and we need to get on that call soon. Long overdue.
    πŸ’›

    • DamyantiB says:

      Hey Natasha, definitely a call, soon. That tree is in Telok Blangah Nature reserve, by the bay.

      We both love nature, and I’m so pleased you saw this tree with me through this post.

  • I think the flame trees of India are the most beautiful and used to look forward to their annual flowering.

  • Will wait to read more about serene nature & trees from you.

  • literarylad says:

    As a gardener, and now garden designer, I’ve planted many trees, including those in my own gardens. Watching them grow from a small sapling is a wonderful thing.

  • I am a confirmed tree lover. We have several at our home and I cherish them. I start most days looking at the silhouettes of trees on a nearby hill. And, much as I loved Antarctica, I suffered from tree deprivation.

  • I very badly want to go and sit beneath the tree in that photo!

  • setinthepast says:

    Lovely poem.

  • Sandra says:

    Trees show me resilience. No matter what storms come their way, they remain standing.

  • Great saying about the tree straining to win the sky!

  • I too love trees. My house is surrounded by them and my sister has a whole woods on the back part of her rural property. I am quite jealous of her!

    • DamyantiB says:

      I empathize with you Jacqui! Living in the city myself, I have to take great strides to enjoy my time with the trees πŸ˜€

  • Sonia Dogra says:

    I’ve been longing for a piece on nature from your end. Remember your posts about the bird in your balcony and a little flower you met on your walk. Your love for nature aligns so much with mine. So I will wait for all that you will write about trees in the coming days.

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