Jane Goodall and trees

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Jane Goodall and trees

Post by edfrank » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:34 pm

Jane Goodall Reveals Her Lifelong Fascination With…Plants?
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From my window, as I write in my house in Bournemouth, England, I can see the trees I used to climb as a child. Up in the branches of one of them, a beech tree, I would read about Doctor Dolittle and Tarzan, and dream about the time when I, too, would live in the forest. I spent hours in that tree, perched in my special place. I had a little basket on the end of a long piece of string that was tied to my branch: I would load it before I climbed, then haul up the contents—a book, a saved piece of cake, sometimes my homework. I talked to “Beech,” telling him my secrets. I often placed my hands or my cheek against the slightly rough texture of his bark. And how I loved the sound of his leaves in summertime: the gentle whispering as the breeze played with them, the joyous abandoned dancing and rustling as the breeze quickened, and the wild tossing and swishing sounds, for which I have no words, when the wind was strong and the branches swayed. And I was part of it all.

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Re: Jane Goodall and trees

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:43 pm

Well, she is a truly great a clever person. No doubt that she would love plants.

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