Can trees be BFFs? Yes!
I love gardens. I love trees. I love spending time outdoors. And yes, occasionally i enjoy playing hooky at work.
Every time we have a guest, one of the places I like to take them to is Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. Truly this is a wonderful place to while away a day absolutely absorbed in nature. Of course it helps that there are some really nice eateries nearby, including the iconic MTR.
So when we had a visitor from abroad, we naturally decided to include Lalbagh in the list. Added bonus? The visitor loved gardens, too. We set off after a healthy breakfast and decided to explore the gardens on foot. Takes a lot longer but the pleasure is so worth it.
Lalbagh also has a wonderful lake with a waterfall that’s fondly referred to as the Niagara (ha, ha). But more about this place in a separate post because there’s lots more to say and loads more photos to show off!
Today I just want to highlight a particular tree for Parul’s Thursday Tree Love blog hop.
I call them BFFs and I’ll tell you why. Just look at the way one tree is wrapped around the other.
But why BFF? Because, when I saw this tree exactly four years ago to the day, they looked like this.
They’ve grown together. They’ve supported each other. They’ve stood strong. Their relationship, probably symbiotic, has grown over the years. Their connection has withstood all kinds of weather–heavy rains, storms, hail storms, heat, and who knows what else. They just seem to have become closer through all this, as time passed.
This is how the tree looks from the other side. Somehow, this picture always reminds me of the photo in that story, “The fox and the grapes” Do you think so?
Relationships take work, whether one admits it or not. Of course when it is a good one, you don’t even feel that you are making an effort. It is only when things start to become strained that you start keeping score over who did what and how many times.
Do you have a relationship that has become stronger and more supportive over the years?
How old is your oldest friendship?