Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Trees, trees and more trees




These pics are of some of the trees I've been planting. I have 137 in the ground so far with 168 to go. They are seedlings so it's kind of hard to get a view of the extent of the planting.
I find it humorous how some of my neighbors have reacted to my planting these trees. Most comments have been negative. Interesting how people tend to think....negative first then perhaps the positive side gets a chance. Of course all of theses trees will not survive, but there is a very good chance many will! Just like in running you have to start somewhere! I remember the first run I took when I began running back in the late 70's. I went out the back door of Moms house and ran as hard as I could for about a block. I thought I'd throw up! From that point on I began to grow in my knowledge and experience. Just like planting these trees I have a lot of knowledge and experience with forestry so I can't wait until these babies are taking root!
I'll show 'em! I have been thinking about the dog that I hit yesterday. I really feel bad about it, I wonder how he'll respond to me today as I go by? I'd like to make friends with him.

7 comments:

Marlene said...

Don't worry about the negative comments - you're doing a great thing!

Sorry to hear about the dog incident yesterday. I don't know how I would have handled that!

kara said...

Nice analogy. It's part of the big picture - that counts!

Beth said...

Thanks for the tree pictures! I'm sure the trees will be a joy to watch grow and mature. Neighbors don't like change because it is an indirect critisism. They'll get over it once they realize that it isn't and see the beautiful results. Good luck with the dog!

DawnB said...

nice going with the trees still a ways to go but with your determination you'll get them done.

Talk to your neighbor about the dog you may be the first runner they've had in the neighorhood

jel said...

take care!

Shilingi-Moja said...

What kind of negative comments are your neighbors making?

Mark said...

Bob, here's an example- why are you doing that? Those won't do well here-on the other hand I have received some positive comments, too, but not from the neighbors.

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