Happiness month day 21 – trees

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trees11It’s a simple pleasure today – trees.

Often I find myself ungrounded from too much time on the computer, too much time processing things in my mind or general over-thinking and busyness.

Trees are the perfect way to ground myself and reconnect.

Nature is such a wonderful healer and even though I keep ignoring the lesson, the more time I spend in nature, the better I feel.

Fortunately Little Miss Green was born with a love and reverence of trees. We have several in our garden, each one with a name and its own temperament. She spends time climbing them, building dens in them and often I’ll find her legs dangling out of the top of a tree whilst sitting there reading a favourite book.

Back in 2009 she was invited to write a piece about the importance of trees for small footprints. Her piece “Why trees are important” covers everything you need to know about why we need trees from the food they provide to the environmental impact of cutting them down.

Whenever we go for a walk Little Miss Green looks for a suitable tree to climb and I, with my climbing days somewhat behind me, sit underneath allowing myself to be held and grounded in nature.

Little Miss Green leaves a gift for the tree fairies:


Mrs Green takes a well earned rest:


Our little bit of England:


If she can’t find a tree to sit under, a rose bush will do nicely:



  1. Melissa on August 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I’m really loving your Happiness month posts! What a simple, but heartwarming series. It’s amazing how a few moments spent dwelling on things that make us happy can lift the spirit! I feel like Little Miss and I are kindred spirits – trees have always drawn me in, and it looks like you’re surrounded by some gorgeous ones!

  2. [email protected] eco friendly homemaking on August 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    This is such a sweet post and your daughter is so adorable! I so agree trees are such a wonderful gift from God and they do make you feel grounded. We live on five acres and I love to walk among the trees and they are always so gorgeous in the Fall with all of their beautiful colors. Thanks for leaving such a nice compliment on my blog. I feel the same way about you!! I learn so much from reading your posts!!

  3. Terry (My Journey With Candida) on August 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Those are some huge trees. Speaking of healing with trees, My good blog friend Manzanita wrote this post about aspen trees.

    Manzy is 81 years young and I just love her to death. She has become such a good blog friend.

  4. Mrs Green on August 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    @Melissa: Thanks Melissa; it only takes a moment to reboot our perspective on how the day is going. LMG will love that you love trees too!

    @[email protected] eco friendly homemaking: 5 acres; how awesome – autumn is my favourite time of year for the trees for sure.

    @Terry (My Journey With Candida): thanks for sharing the blog post from your friend; I’ll pop over there in a moment to read

  5. Mrs Green on August 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    @Terry (My Journey With Candida): Hmmm, I’m getting a warning from Google not to visit your friend’s site because it has malware on it!

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