Free Range Free Chat

Hey all, better late than never, credit my lack of technology cred . . . . Happy Monday, and welcome to Free Range, our Monday Free Chat, a chat which ranges all over the place — sun, moon, stars, flowers, mammals, reptiles, soil, the landscape of Human and today, an incredible tree. . . .

Our community ace IMHO mentioned the Banyan Tree recently; an ancient, massive, transcendent, presently smoldering tree, as its island home, Maui, burns. And it still stands. We’re told its root system is so extensive and eternal that it will not die. We’re also told that were it to burn to the ground, the planet we Humans occupy may be gone before the Banyan tree could return to its present state.

An aerial image of the banyan tree taken on August 10, 2023 Patrick T. Fallon / AFP via Getty Images
Brian Schatz is the U.S. Senator for Hawaii.

Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.

From what I’ve tasted of desire

I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.

— Fire and Ice, By Robert Frost

Again, what a tree. Still Standing (Our thought for a Monday).This is a TARDY free chat — you know what to do . . . Let’s hear it. . . 😁☘️

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