Dryad gone...


Just another hotel clerk
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Jul 16, 2004
dryad, in Greek mythology, a nymph or nature spirit who lives in trees and takes the form of a beautiful young woman. Dryads were originally the spirits of oak trees (drys: “oak”), but the name was later applied to all tree nymphs. It was believed that they lived only as long as the trees they inhabited.
(got them showing better!)
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fixed the first post so that the photos in it weren't hidden by the quote of the dryad definition.
Sad. A storm last summer took down a lot of trees in my neighborhood. I still miss looking out my front door and seeing vacant sky where there once were beautiful oaks and pecans.:cry:
Certain trees are like neighborhood friends. Condolences and thanks for posting, a sort of death notice. Dogman, yours is a bigger loss, down to nature of course, but that’s no consolation. Michael Kenna’s delicate lakeside tree on Hokkaido, gradually diminished year by year, had to be cut down for safety reasons, apparently. She lives on in his moving photographs.
No!!! I knew what to expect going in from the title but I still fell in love with the tree before I got to the bottom. The ghost of J.R.R. Tolkien is angry.
Sad to lose an old friend and inspiration. It appears that death was by natural causes, at least. There are too many bulldozers and chainsaws on the loose elsewhere.

Those who do these evil deeds always say this. The standard excuse.

Of course the wood has 'disappeared'. Probably sold. Money also vanished.

So goes life in the pre-ecological apocalypse era...
So goes life in the pre-ecological apocalypse era...
No, we’re well into it, we’re not “pre-“. Humans are just too collectively stultified to understand until a crisis/endpoint is reached.

That Wānaka Tree has been damaged by being climbed and vandalised several times. We’re often not collectively admirable as a species.