Animal Rings

Tree surgeon at work

Aging peeled back one layer at a time

Close inspection of tree rings reveals animal traits



Animal Rings in Tree Rings

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My favorite animal is steak. - Fran Lebowitz

PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals - Unknown

We hold these semi-animal meetings. - Archie Bunker

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

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

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

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

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

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice. - George Eliot

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

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. - Edward Abbey

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

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. - Samuel Butler

It will never rain roses. When we want to have more roses, we must plant more trees. - George Eliot

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

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

I'm kind of honored to be a dragon lady. The dragon is a very powerful, mythical animal. - Yoko Ono

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. - Lao Tzu

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

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. - Henry Miller

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi

Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. - H L Mencken

I was readin' an article about the animal population - there's millions of pets explodin'. - Archie Bunker

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

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. - John Muir

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

When you hunt animals, you may succeed or not. But when you open the fridge, you will succeed a hundred percent of the time. - Nora Volkow

Understand the key factors in the math behind viral marketing, and use those to figure out what it takes to get viral growth. - David Skok

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people. - Confucius

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

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. - Joseph Addison


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19-Sep-2017