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Remember when I used to look down on you, wow, time has been good to you

I remember when you were so small, I would look down at you and wonder how something so small, could possibly get so big. Now, 33 years later, here you are looking down on me. You give me shade, protect me from the wind, and give others a home and food. You truly are an inspiration.

The beautiful trees in Beaverton, Oregon (A place to call home)

Will the next generation realize how tiny you were when we first met? Will they appreciate all the beauty you really provide? Many of your brothers gave their life for my home and many of the other structures I visit every day. I also know that for every one of your sisters that is cut down, two more are planted.

Though the timber industry has been all but destroyed here in Oregon, hopefully that fool hardy effort won’t end in the loss of you by fire or disease.
Thank you. As I look up to you today, I do remember where you were and where you started. I also know, more than likely, you will still be here when I’m gone, giving beauty to my home of Beaverton, Oregon.

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Comment balloon 13 commentsRespect Realty LLC • June 16 2011 02:34AM


What a nice tribute to a living thing that will survive your human time here!

Posted by Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc., SF NYC LA (pha logistix inc) over 7 years ago

A well stated post. You are obviously thankful for all the trees around you.

Here we have going up in smoke, as we speak, about 600,000 acres, or 937 sq miles. Or about 10 times the land mass of the nations capitol. And we're looking at many generations to replace all this forest.

Boy, are you lucky you get rain to cut down the fire danger. Us, not so much.

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE) over 7 years ago

Hi Todd, nice touch...I really feel bad for everyone in Arizona and New Mexico, with thousands of acres up in sad.

Posted by Ronald DiLalla, No. Orange Cty Real Estate (Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824) over 7 years ago

Todd, it is the time to appreciate the beautiful trees you do enjoy with the fires in other states and knowing if it were not for the weather they could by yours going...our preservation of our forests are a challenge we truly have not learned how to manage well for future generations..

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Todd, I love to look up through the trees to the sky, sometimes just lying down on the ground and enjoying the view.  The perspective makes the beauty of the scene even more apparent.

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 over 7 years ago

Love it Todd. Yes everything I go home to the Olympic Penninsula there is more land cleared. It just looks odd. Beautiful picture.

Posted by Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing) over 7 years ago

Todd ~  A very fitting tribute to the stately trees, as well as a reminder to those so devestated by the raging fires.  It's an awareness we all need to engage.  Plant a tree for/with each of your children and they will alway remember and embrace the importance and significance -- great post.

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) over 7 years ago
A lovely post, Todd. I love to drive by our old house in Huntsville and see how the trees that we planted have grown!
Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) over 7 years ago

Todd, Oregon has some wonderful forests.  I truly hope our next generation keeps an eye on them!

Posted by Bill & Cyndi Daves, TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains! (Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond!) over 7 years ago

I often look up and back the same time. If we can't learn from history than what is the point. Does that make sense?

We're blessed in the Pacific Northwest with countless forests and natural resources. We must realize that we can't just pass laws but we should create conditions where as humans and nature can live and work together...


Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 7 years ago

If that scene doesn't look like the dome of some majestic cathedral, then I don't know what would!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 7 years ago

You have some absolutely phenomenal forests out there in the Oregon area.  I remember 12 years ago when I drove with my daughter through the Redwood Forest there, and we were absolutely amazed at how tall they were!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Todd, amazing post and reflection, very well put...pretty inspriring, something the current generation could learn a lot from.

Posted by Hrisco & Associates, -"Est. 2000 ~ Experience Matters" (Hrisco & Associates | eXp Realty, LLC.) over 7 years ago

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