Link: My Favorite Tree Roots by Mark Tulin/Snapshots


My reflections on roots. With pictures.

I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

6 comments on “Link: My Favorite Tree Roots by Mark Tulin/Snapshots

  1. You are so right about how it feels to see an uprooted tree. Sometimes so much rain falls and a big wind comes and that tree, that held on for so long, just can’t withstand the gust. Roots exposed, the metephors start to grow: ‘uprooted’ we as people feel insecure, unsure, scared even, exposed, helpless. What about genealogy and those ‘family trees’ with discoveries about our ‘roots’ exposed in old news stories, obituaries, death certificates? And that huge underground network of roots, tree to tree in the woods, when one tree is uprooted…that must ‘hurt’ the others? Imagine trees at your funeral for the tree…the stories they would tell, the sadness, then remember, it’s quite possible that a tree may have left some seeds nearby…blown by a gust of wind and watered by a lot of rain. So a sapling takes root and life goes on?

    • So much to think about with a tree falling. So much of life a tree is connected to and with. Thank you for speaking to it.

  2. Most beautiful pics of your all favourite trees roots.I think -Those all are many type of Bunyan Trees. I like this tree very much because it is The Holy Tree in India.its branches make the roots for itself.most impressive post and pics ‘n your lovely attitude for these trees.really,you are amazing,my dear!!

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