Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Adventures of Baby Eline & Grandma Naomi - The Tree

Grandma Naomi, Look!!!! so many trees and we have no flood here.

Yes Ram, trees do help us a lot in helping save our nature.

Really!!!! how so?

Look at the trees Ram. What do you see there?

I see leaves, fruits, flowers, branches and roots Grandma Naomi

"Even I too see the same dear, now I want you to learn something." All nodded.

"Trees take water and minerals from the soil and the leaves with the help of sunlight makes food to keep it alive and while its living it bears flowers and fruits. These flowers and fruits are not used by the trees, it is for us."

Yes grandma, I do have a mango tree and I get loads of mangoes from it and its very tasty too. But  Grandma Naomi I don't use any leaves for anything?"

"Hmmm... what do you think Grandpa Robert, do you think the leaves of trees are useful?"

"Oh you know Ram, when its very hot I sit under the tree, I even have a hammock under the shade of the trees. I love to be there, do you know why? The leaves gives out the water it takes from the soil and cools the place around the tree, that is why it is so cool around a tree much more better than a fan or an air conditioner. If you sit under a tree or be under a tree you feel fresh and alive. Do you know the best part Ram? Ram nodded in the negative. Its the leaves of the trees that makes the air fresh."

Grandpa Robert, we do have air freshener in a container.

Ha...ha...ha.... that is perfuming the air, taking out the bad smell but the leaves of the tree breathe in or take into it the bad air and gives the air which we need to live, Oxygen, that is what we call making the air fresh.

"Is it true Grandma?"

Absolutely correct dear, so Grandpa Robert, is there anything more to add?

Ram, have you ever climbed trees?

Climb? I am always up there.

Have you ever thought the mango tree will fall down?

Oh my God!!!! I have never ever thought about a tree falling, its so strong. I even have a swing tied on one of the strongest branches, I swing so hard and still I have never thought that it will fall. How come it doesn't fall grandpa?

Its because of the root Ram, the root goes very deep into the soil from different directions in search of water and nutrition and when the root does its work, the tree is able to stand upright because it is holding onto the soil, the rocks, the earth from different directions by going very deep.

Oh Grandpa..... I really love to be a tree.

But you are a tree.....

......to be continued......

See you.

Meena

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