Beyond The Bark. . .

By
Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

Beyond The Bark. . .



You may have heard that a bark is worse than a bite.  Interpretations of anything written or said can lead to all sorts of thinking.  On and off-topic. 

 

Today, I am not wondering about barking dogs but the stories from bark on trees.  Perhaps the sounds and the symbolism they share along with facts as well as fables may be of consequence.  Coincidence?

 

I dare not ponder poetically a la James Joyce but a walk can prompt thankfulness for tree-shaded canopies.   Remembering them is nice as is the actual journey. . .

 

 







Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Comments (39)

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

A wonderful thought to be shaded by a canopy of green. I have seen to many barking dogs and angry 🐝 in my life time Michael Jacobs 

Jul 27, 2022 07:36 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - reading your comment, I am thinking of a canopy of cacophony.  

Jul 28, 2022 01:12 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I have always been drawn to huge, ancient, beautiful trees. So majestic.

As for dogs....I'll take the bark over the bite anytime. LOL

Jul 31, 2022 09:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - finding the joy with canines as well as the world of trees can be quite enlightening.  

Jul 31, 2022 07:11 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Michael,

I just got back from Montana and hiking in Glacier Park..the trees are magnificent and the trails have you wondering about all the stories these trees have seen and heard. Many fallen and some look like struck from lighting and can't help but wonder what that sounded like. I thought of Genos favorite works by Robert Frost....Stopping by Woods on a Snow Evening....he use to always recite "The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep."

Aug 05, 2022 05:51 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - your trip to Big Sky Country seems to have left a large impact on you.  I am glad memories-in-the-making continue for you.  

Aug 06, 2022 12:21 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's a beautiful street, Michael. Reminds me of the Tree Tunnel in Kauai, without the houses.

Jeff

Aug 15, 2022 08:01 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jeff Dowler, CRS - I have never been to Kauai but I understand it's beautiful.  Glad to hear the photo made you think of it.  Pasadena is rarely, if ever, compared to any of the Hawaiian island.  🙃

Aug 15, 2022 01:58 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael sadly here in Los Angeles there are so many old trees being chopped down and don't get me started it breaks my heart as I walk Holly and seeing 50 year old trees eliminated, Endre

Aug 20, 2022 10:06 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Endre Barath, Jr. - interesting observation although I find the opposite to be true in many neighborhoods.  Sorry to hear that is not true for you.  

Aug 22, 2022 04:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael here see for your self I am not making up the stuff this picture shows one tree cut down and one still standing....

Aug 22, 2022 04:55 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Endre Barath, Jr. - I believe you but it's not something I have experienced.  

Aug 22, 2022 04:58 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

a day later check out the finished product

Aug 22, 2022 04:58 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Endre Barath, Jr. - your comment and photo make me think of Joyce Kilmer.   Perhaps it's poetic pondering.  😃

Aug 22, 2022 05:08 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yes the TREES by Joyce Kilmer love it Michael Jacobs 

Aug 22, 2022 05:12 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Endre Barath, Jr. - 😎 

Aug 22, 2022 05:17 PM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I must say Maverick does occasionally bark at other dogs outside but he rarely barks (or bites) at the bark on the trees.  

Sep 20, 2022 08:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Belinda Spillman - the situation you describe doesn't seem "too rough".   

Sep 20, 2022 09:59 AM
Belinda Spillman

LOL.  love the puns :)

Sep 20, 2022 11:57 AM
Michael Jacobs

😃

Sep 24, 2022 08:05 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I trek daily on walks, admiring all that nature brings me. Boomer walks faithfully beside me to point out the changing color of the leaves and every single bird that crosses our path. I wish you a wonderful morning Michael 🙂

Sep 24, 2022 06:59 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - both of you are fortunate in many ways.  This is another example.  

Sep 24, 2022 08:06 AM