An Image and a Hundred Words

To Name or Not to Name...July 15, 2019

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I recently bought a book about trees, 400 pages. First part was how to tell them all apart, based on leaves and branches and the bark. Me, one who can tell a pine tree from an oak but not much more. I told myself: I must learn to name the different trees, maybe even start to keep a list of all I’ve seen. But the more I thought about it, the more I think I’ll drop the names, just visualize the shapes and hues and textures of the bark, the leaves. See like I saw before I knew the names.