TCS: Talking With Trees

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Friendship is like a sheltering tree.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


My relationship with trees didn’t really begin until after we moved from our house in the desert, because we had many kinds of cactus there, but no trees. When we moved into our new house, it didn’t have any trees of its own at first, but there was a row of olive trees on the other side of the road, and if it was windy, the leaves shimmered from soft green to silver as they caught the light. Over ten years later, in Greece, I would suddenly feel connected to home, watching that same flickering change of color in the famous olive trees below Delphi, stretching like a waterless sea down toward the Corinthian Gulf. Even the murmur of the leaves came back like ocean waves, ever advancing and retreating.

View from Delphi


This documentary, from National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase, is a loving look at the landscapes and trees of Spain. The narration is an appreciation of the trees in our lives, and their many kinds of beauty.


About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband and a bewildered Border Collie.
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3 Responses to TCS: Talking With Trees

  1. Terry Welshans says:

    From the movie “Paint Your Wagons.” Clint Eastwood sings this song:

    • wordcloud9 says:

      Hi Terry –

      Ouch – poor Clint Eastwood – so miscast! I bet this is the film his wife reminds him of when he starts getting a little too full of himself.

  2. pete says:

    Clint went on to make the sequel in 2012 ” I Talk to the Chair”.

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