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Little Tree and Big Tree


Wow! Look at YOU, Little Tree! Just look at all those blossoms! But I wonder why they call you a dogwood. Is it because dogs do something on your wood? Terrible thing to do to a beautiful tree.
No, that’s not why they call me a dogwood. But something has stunted my growth. Would you believe I’m the same age as Big Tree across the street? That’s how it is to grow up on the wrong side of the tracks. I’ve missed out.
Big Tree has spent his whole life in the sunshine near a water tap, while I’ve been thirsty for years, shivering in the shade. You’d think that Big Tree would share his food and water since I have so little, but he doesn’t make a move to help me – I mean social distancing is one thing, but he’s downright unfriendly – won’t even talk to me.
Well, it’s not my fault if I was born with a fertilizer spoon in my mouth. My caregivers are simply smarter than yours. I show them my thanks for the food they gave me. And you’re wrong. I would share with you, but I can’t leave. I’m kind of rooted to the ground.
I see what you mean, Little Tree. He’s twice your size. Does that mean you’re the poor relation? Would you feel better if I tickled your bark to make you smile. I could scratch any itch you might have. All I have to do is run up and down your trunk a few times. Make you feel better….
You think about it and let me know, okay?

Author: wordsfromanneli

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24 thoughts on “Little Tree and Big Tree

  1. Those photos are adorable! 🙂

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  2. Lovely pictures with a lovely story!

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  3. Hello.

    I cannot enough praise your photos. They are stunning.

    Have a good day!

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  4. The dogwoods have always been one of my favorites. Beautiful!

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  5. Ah, the kindness of strangers (ie-squirrel).

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  6. That is pretty darn cute and probably exactly what those critters are saying.

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  7. He’s such a cutie! Too bad little tree can’t be moved. 🤔

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  8. What a beautiful tree, even if it’s small.

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    • I always thought dogwoods were special and it was a struggle to get this one to grow. Too much shade, I think. They do like a bit of sun. But it seems to be doing better now that it’s more established. Have a good weekend, Pit.


  9. Stunning pics and a nice little conversation there… 🙂

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  10. Dogwoods are one of my favorite trees. So pretty!

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  11. He sure looks that way.


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