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Animal Rings

Close inspection of tree rings reveals animal traits

Animal Rings thanks to Keith Blake

Tree surgeon at work

Aging peeled back one layer at a time

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My favorite animal is steak. - Fran Lebowitz

Growth is the only evidence of life. - John Henry Newman

Trees often transplanted seldom prosper. - Flemish Proverb

What kind of man gives cigarettes to trees? - Robin Williams

The buffalo is a surprisingly stupid animal. - Ellsworth Huntington

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. - Pearl S. Buck

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. - Mark Twain

My music is best understood by children and animals. - Igor Stravinsky

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable. - Plato

All change is not growth; all movement is not forward. - Ellen Glasgow

Mmmm, pork chops and bacon... my two favorite animals. - Homer Simpson

All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. - George Orwell

The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much. - Thornton Wilder

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds. - Oscar Wilde

Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us. - Loren Eiseley

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. - Groucho Marx

What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant? - George Carlin

There's a good animal show on with that kindly old gent, Marlons Perkos. - Archie Bunker

Learning to let go of guilt and forgive yourself is part of emotional growth. - Unknown

I'm definitely an animal lover, and I stand up for all animals' rights. - Laura Mennell

Trees are not known by their leaves, nor even by their blossoms, but by their fruits. - Eleanor of Aquitaine

A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things. - George R.R. Martin

A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time. - Marjorie Johnson

There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me. - James Dean

A moose is an animal with horns on the front of its head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it. - Groucho Marx

I like cookies, any cookie you put in front of me - animal cookies, sugar cookies, anything crunchy. - Maria Shriver

My favorite animal is a polar bear. They're going extinct, and I really don't want that to happen. - Quvenzhane Wallis

Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals... except the weasel. - Homer Simpson

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. - Mark Twain

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. - Henrik Ibsen

There are a zillion variables to a hamburger. What part of the animal went into it. What coarseness. What temperature. - Danny Meyer

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. - Bertrand Russell

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal - falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox. - Francois Truffaut

When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious. - Unknown

Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life. - Herbert Otto

I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright. - Millard Kaufman

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. - Bertrand Russell

I think trees should bloom earlier in the spring. They act like they are on a schedule. It’s not like they have anywhere to go. - Jarod Kintz

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. - Paul Harvey

Man is the only animal who enjoys the consolation of believing in a next life; all other animals enjoy the consolation of not worrying about it. - Robert Brault


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