dVerse — Form — The Big Bluff

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I stand before a California tree
Tree that stands tall in Michigan
Michigan is no place for sequoia
Sequoia only home is California
California seedlings trans planted
Planted in Manistee, at the lake
Lake Michigan’s temperate bluff
Bluff that satisfies the sequoia

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sequoia branches, looking up

Earlier in the week, I heard there were sequoia trees growing in Manistee, which about 90 minutes north of here, and I had to see them for myself.  The pics are taken at a bird (and tree) sanctuary, Lake Bluff Farms.  There are 3 of these giants and so many other giant trees that are protected there.

Grace is today’s host for dVerse’ Form.  Grace says:
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  1. Grace says:

    What spectacular trees they are! What a blessing to see them Lisa. Have a good Thursday!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Grace, thank you, it was and the other giants as well. I hugged a ginkgo for a good long while. Thanks and you also, my friend.

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  2. Gillena Cox says:

    Luv trees. Enjoyed your poem.

    much💚love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gillena ❤ I'm glad you are a fan of trees.

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  3. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Incredible–what a fascinating factoid. You rocked the prompt. Makes me wonder why others have not tried to plant those giants elsewhere.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Glenn. I read that the climate there is just right, protected from too harsh winter and still gets hot enough to make the cones open so the seeds get out of them. I also read that some people grow grapefruit trees in the area but that I haven’t seen.

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  4. Wow I live in Michigan and I didn’t know about this. I must go to see them. I live about two maybe three hours from there.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I just learned about them in the past week. If you are that close, for sure, go and check them out. There are a bunch of other really big old trees there also on the property.

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      1. Wow I definitely have to go! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Rob Kistner says:

    A sequoia in Michigan! Home very COOOOOOL… 🙂 proves they are hardy trees. ✌🏼❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob I understand how mind boggling it is. It’s a special environment there along the water’s edge, up on the bluff.

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  6. Huge trees certainly have a presence!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes they do. I like feeling shrimpy next to them 🙂

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  7. Sadje says:

    How interesting, and heartening.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! I did some research a few months back about a place in Copemish, Michigan, that clones them. Their site says they scrub way more CO2 out of the atmosphere than your usual tree. I’m geeked about it.

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  8. Learn something new every day!! Beautiful tree and verses! 💚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, it is wondrous and gives hope to me as well. Thank you, Tricia.

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  9. Beautiful and not what you’d expect to see in Michigan!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hear you, Christian. Seeing is believing! If I don’t get a chance to “talk” with you before your vaca, wishing you a bon voyage and a pleasant visit with your loved ones across the ocean.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You’re welcome.

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  10. Candy says:

    I love when a poem teaches me something. I didn’t know about Sequoias in Michigam

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy to have delighted you with the new info. I’m geeked about it also 🙂

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  11. They are magnificent trees. Interesting to read their background too. (Clever split of trans-planted!).

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Marion, yes they are. Thank you 🙂

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  12. Reena Saxena says:

    Sequoia is a venture capital firm. I was reading it two ways 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ha ha! Liking the way you saw it, Reena. Thank you!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is 🙂

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  13. Dale says:

    Well done and I love your little “cheat” 😉

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  14. I had to check up about Sequoia trees. How fascinating!

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  15. I love this and the last lines. Trees aren’t the only things that bluff.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Mary, and indeed!

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  16. pvcann says:

    Poems about trees attract me immediately, this one of those, such a paean to a majestic species.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad to hear you’re a tree person and that you enjoyed the poem.

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      1. pvcann says:

        Hugger from way back, lol

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  17. A delightful post!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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