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

We hold these semi-animal meetings. - Archie Bunker

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

Man is by nature a political animal. - Aristotle

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

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. - Karen Kaiser Clark

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. - Moliere

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've come to realize that real growth of character takes place in the valleys of life. - Dave Dravecky

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

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. - Bill Vaughan

I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants. - A. Whitney Brown

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

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, don't blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. - Unknown

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

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

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

The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth. - Unknown

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Oscar Wilde

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

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

The very things we wish to avoid, neglect and flee from turn out to be the 'prima materia' from which all real growth comes. - Andrew 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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22-Apr-2018