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I Love Bonsai Trees

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    Mini-bodhi

    I thought it would be a cool / fitting idea to make a bonsai version of Ficus religiosa / the Sacred Fig / the Bodhi Tree, then found someone else has done it, which is awesome:
    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2013

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    I Have Two

    They haven't died yet! Yay for me. One is a little dwarf pomegranate plant, one is a little jasmine one. I got them from a bonsai vendor, hopefully they still count. I haven't named them... Part of me thinks I should.
    creampoodle creampoodle 26-30, F Nov 9, 2013

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    My Tree Looks Like A Pot Plant

    I hav'nt had much luck with bonsai. Usually something happens and I move or I become emotionally distrought and end up forgetting to take care of the tree. I keep trying though. I have a willow that seems to have gone dormant. I think it's still alive, it's flexible. I'm going to...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 1 Response May 20, 2010

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    Thief In The Night

      There was a stranger in my garden last Thursday night, late. There were two ways of looking at the result, of course. I could have considered my tiny garden violated, my personal property stolen, my sense of security destroyed. I could have cursed the thief and lamented...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 31, 2009

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    Ever Bonsai'd A Coconut ? I Am

    Well, my japanese maple had a rough time from the transition from greenhouse to outdoors but it seems to have stabilized. I did put a sign on it saying it was'nt a pot plant and I told my landlord about it when he was over. Turns out, my landlord is pot friendly anyway so...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2010

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    Wish I Knew How To Grow One

    I don't know much about Bonsais, but they are cute.  Seems like a lot of effort goes into them, even more so that the plants im growing now.  I just don't have the time honestly.  Would have to learn, and act accordingly in response with the tree.  Maybe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 1, 2010

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    My Bonsai Tree Got Sick.

    I had a bonsai tree, but while I was going through culinary school I was a full time student and working a full time job at the airport.  All while running off of 2-4 hours of sleep a night for over a year.  Saddly my 10-15 minutes a day with it turned to...
    diamondintherough85 diamondintherough85 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    The Sellout

      I think I know what it’s like to sell your own children. This weekend I was forced by straitened circumstances to part with three little trees I loved far more than the paltry sums of money I got for them. The buyers were very nice. They could see and feel how...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 11 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    Though we are very keen to save our planet and trees.. when we write “save trees” in a paper, remember that we already cut a tree for making that paper. So please be sure about...
    fikrisharif fikrisharif 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    Did you know 100 trees are being cut to produce our exam papers... save trees no to exams!!!
    yaysandwich yaysandwich 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    This is a small part from Kendrick Lamar's song Money Trees I like: It go Halle Berry or hallelujah Pick your poison tell me what you doin' Everybody gon' respect the shooter But...
    ColdDayMemory ColdDayMemory 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Watching the wind flow through trees has to be one of the most peaceful visions for our eyes.
    soarabove soarabove 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    It's weird how life works. One minute there are 30 people alive and the next only 2. It was really scary when the plane fell I really had no idea what to do. I got up and started...
    sammyt98 sammyt98 16-17, F Mar 31

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    There is something about being surrounded by nature and feeling the wind in your hair, the peace that fills you, and the smells that overwhelm your senses. I love to feel free and...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    JOHNNY HORTON "Sink The Bismark" In May of nineteen forty-one the war had just begun The Germans had the biggest ship that had the biggest guns The Bismark was the fastest ship...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Choose My Ending-DAY 4: I open my eyes as a crisp breeze hits me, it's day, same forest, i think? Rather than gold glitter it's silver. No birds sing, but a low, deep melody hum...
    Stargasm Stargasm 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 11

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    I tend to feel so lonely in crowds. Once I'm in a forest, I feel warmth and love. I feel like I'm surrounded by my bestest friends. There is a deep sense of serenity that I feel...
    look4meinthesky look4meinthesky 22-25, F Apr 15

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    Humans are the only species that cut the trees, then make papers with that and will write on it “save trees”
    fikrisharif fikrisharif 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    U2 - Ordinary LoveThe sea wants to kiss the golden shoreThe sunlight warms your skinAll the beauty that's been lost beforeWants to find us againI can't fight you anymoreIt's you I...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    "Family means people who love you simply because you are" my granny always says. When I was younger, I couldn't wrap my head around it - family means you're related to someone...
    SamHardy92 SamHardy92 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Love. Oxytocin. Lust. Testosterone. Estrogen. Attraction. Dopamine. Serotonin. Norepinephrine. Is it all a lie? I believe in extraordinary love. The type of love that will make...
    eliahlior eliahlior 22-25 1 Response Apr 2

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    I don't I have realized after I divorced him it's taken me a while to see the forest threw the trees so to speak he was manipulating if it wasn't all about him he was angry upset...
    kimy51 kimy51 51-55, F Apr 15

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    The woods are such a beautiful and relaxing place to be in. It can be loud or quiet. Appear dead or alive. There's a certain energy that thickens the atmosphere and I never want to...
    FangsAndFurs13 FangsAndFurs13 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I love many poems and even write a little myself but I really like poems such as the Raven by Poe and The Sick Equation by Brian Patten but my favourite at the moment is one called...
    liberosis liberosis 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I live in a country setting. Surrounded by fields, trees and ponds. So we have a lot of wild life to experience right in our own backyard! I love it! The deer frolic in the yard...
    bethrichards bethrichards 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I stand in the window gazing out at the moon, I enjoy the silence in the cabin. Only thin traces of moonlight cut through the darkness the fills the room. I have left you asleep in...
    Interstellartraveler Interstellartraveler 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    It's amazing to see how the grass turns green again! The flower who stubbornness makes them bloom. The leaves that grows on the trees and the birds songs of love!
    Sarah248 Sarah248 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    "If Everyone Cared"From underneath the trees, we watch the skyConfusing stars for satellitesI never dreamed that you'd be mineBut here we are, we're here tonightSinging Amen, I, I...
    chllaxdude chllaxdude 51-55, M Mar 28

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    “I want To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” ― Pablo Neruda
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Mar 29

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    When I wake each morning, walking to the window, hoping the day will be bright with sunshine and blue sky, slowly pulling back the curtain...holding my breath in anticipation of...
    Sookie70 Sookie70 41-45, F Mar 31

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    I love being outside. To feel the wind. To hike through the trees. It is the only place that can calm me.
    october004 october004 31-35, M Apr 5

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    I always find myself praising God by just looking out the window sometimes. I look at the trees and just "see" how much life there is in that immense thing and how much purpose it...
    KaramelHearts KaramelHearts 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 7

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    BOBBY VINTON "Blue On Blue" Blue on blue, heartache on heartache Blue on blue now that we are through Blue on blue, heartache on heartache And I find I can't get over losing you...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Well, anyone willing to voice their opinion, and read a pretty long post like this one, is truly welcome to! So, here goes nothing... Since I was knee-high to a grasshopper (about...
    EponymousAnonymous EponymousAnonymous 13-15 5 Responses Apr 8

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    Yes love nature! Specially in the mountain so rounded with trees, the sounds of wind and birds! Very relaxing and refreshing.
    Bluejec19 Bluejec19 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Not to touch the earth, not to see the sun, nothing left to do, but run run run, let's run House up on the hill, moon is lying still, shadows of the trees, witnessing the wild...
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I didn't realize it until last night I think I am in love with someone else. My mind often drifts to this person, and it's so wrong and would NEVER work ever. I have two kids a...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I'm literally the only member of my family who wasn't born in or near the city of Liverpool. When I was born, my family had moved to a house in the countryside in Herefordshire...
    PoeticTorture PoeticTorture 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    When I help another, it helps me become a better person. I love to volunteer and I go out yearly to plant trees.
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Like the winds of change flowing through the trees I can no longer feel your love for me.. your beautiful heart that would beat so strong Every time we would meet, is now heard...
    JustDancer JustDancer 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I love so much leaving my phone at home and going somewhere beautiful with water and trees and soaking it all in :-)
    cunninlc cunninlc 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    TERRY JACKS "Seasons In The Sun" Goodbye to you my trusted friend We've known each other since we were nine or ten Together we've climbed hills and trees Learned of love and ABC...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know if it's just me or someone else feels this way sometimes. Anyways. All the time I am completely tuned out the world. I get lost in the sky literally. Trees, insects...
    AugustAeonsworth AugustAeonsworth 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    The act of creation, derived from the infinite portal of our imagination is what creates such pieces of art and writing. Stories with wondrous tales, and artwork with so many...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F Mar 25

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    with rocks.bec theyre the only friends ive got.ive tried it with trees but unfortunately it had ants on it and they bit my whole body.fckng ants.ants are meh. #foreveralone
    yaysandwich yaysandwich 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    Growing up on an island, the air was always filled with the sweet scent of apple blossoms before the rain. I really miss the warm drizzles under the trees and the stormy nights...
    saiyuu saiyuu 18-21, F Mar 28

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    I painted a really atmospheric watercolour landscape. Green hill, trees, and a large expanse of cloudy sky on a rainy day in Ireland. It's been too long since I did this. I teach...
    emptynow emptynow 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    There's an abandoned rec place behind my my house. I've watched it grow over the years and now there's trees in the tennis courts and the bottom of the pool. A family of foxes have...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    THE HOLLIES "Mighty Quinn" [Chorus:] Come all without, come all within You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn Come all without, come all within You'll not see nothing like...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Eyes make their peace in difficultiesWith wounded lips and salted cheeksAnd finally we step to leaveTo the departure lounge of disbeliefAnd I don't know where I'm goingBut I know...
    insanitycuresboredom insanitycuresboredom 22-25, F Apr 6

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    Nine Inch Nails - Closer You let me violate you, you let me desecrate you You let me penetrate you, you let me complicate you Help me I broke apart my insides, help me I’ve got...
    Keanu1991 Keanu1991 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 8

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