Dead Tree Breathing

Sound of Dead Tree Breathing

Wind-driven bellows
empty and fill
cavity vibrates with rasping breath
wistful music of standing death

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On the DeLacy Creek trail to Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park, we heard this tree filling its tree lungs.  You could see and feel the tree moving in and out.

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8 Responses to Dead Tree Breathing

  1. Monica says:

    So interesting. I was amazed this tree was still standing. Will look for it next time on the trail.

  2. beeblu says:

    We had a lovely old tree on our local golf course doing the same, but sadly it has now gone.

  3. Monica says:

    Thanks so much, Sandy. Your ears would have heard this tree a long way away.

  4. Monica says:

    Thank you so much, Ian. You could feel the vibration coming from deep within the tree.

  5. Monica says:

    Danke sehr, liebe Gislinde. Ich umarme dich! (Ich liebe dieses Wort “umarme”.)

  6. The Emu says:

    A great experience Monica, when you can feel the trees moving, and breeze shuffling the leaves in a symphony of Natures music.
    A lovely post.

  7. giselzitrone says:

    Liebe Grüße mal von mir wünsche dir ein gutes und schönes Wochenende lieber Gruß und Umarmung Gislinde

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