Deep Roots

There's a book that's trending right now on the dinner party circuit and in the press: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They CommunicateDiscoveries From A Secret World. Though I haven't read it yet, what I've gleaned from the reviews is that trees are highly social beings. According to the author, Peter Wohlleben, a German forest ranger, trees develop intricate communication networks through their roots. They can learn, remember and feeland their actions reflect a communal philosophy. They look out for their neighbors. Today, I saw some incredible trees in Kubota Garden in South Seattle, and their expressive shapes did indeed give me the sense that trees have much to tell us if we know how to listen. 

Kubota Garden in Seattle
mossy stepping stones in Seattle's Kubato Garden
Admire the wisdom of ancient trees.
Incredible Japanese garden in South Seattle