Trees are heroes in my book

Trees are long-suffering sentinels that have borne the scourge and indignity of human encroachment for ages, while continue to provide shade, fresh air and sustenance for all, without fail. They are heroes in my book.

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Trees at East Coast Park

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Interconnectedness of trees and rivers – network patterns

It is interesting to observe patterns in Nature, such as the similarities between the network pattern of tree branches and that of river basins and deltas.

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Network of branches of a rain tree in Singapore
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Lena Delta, Russia
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Wide-spreading branches of a rain tree in Singapore
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The Lena Delta in Russia
Picture: SPL / Barcroft Media
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Network of branches of a rain tree in Singapore
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The Lena Delta in Russia
Picture: SPL / Barcroft Media
Network of branches of a rain tree in Singapore
Network of branches of a rain tree in Singapore
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A delta in the Amazon River, Brazil
Picture: SPL / Barcroft Media
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Moon above trees in Singapore
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The Yukon Delta – An intricate maze of small lakes and waterways define the Yukon Delta at the confluence of Alaska’s Ukon and Kuskokwim Rivers with the frigid Bering Sea.

It reminds me of how interconnected we all are – and I learnt that the same network vein-like pattern can also be observed in human beings – our lungs are shaped like tree branches too. Maybe that is why trees and other plants are so important for our lungs because they produce oxygen through photosynthesis which is vital for sustaining life on earth.

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I am thus reflecting that we are all interconnected at a deep level. We are all equal and we are not separate from one another. It is unfortunate that the prevailing mindset of the world system is based on illusion of separation, duality and materialism. If all a person has is money and status to define his wealth and worth, he is a very poor person. Comparatively, someone who is content and values relationships with people of kindred spirit is very rich. Even though the world system is built on the illusion of power, wealth, status, influence, etc, we are not defined by these outward things. We are all equally valuable and precious as children of the universe, as we are spiritual beings on a human journey.

Sources

http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/08/60-stunning-satellite-photos-of-earth/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/superb-satellite-images-show-worlds-825225

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/9252119/Patterns-from-space-beautiful-satellite-images-of-river-deltas-around-the-world.html

All images of the trees belong to me.