You cannot fight Mother Nature and think you will win. Today we had severe wind storms. Salt Lake City is now in a state of emergency. This morning on the way to the office we drove by Liberty Park. A favorite and famous park in the city.

Sadly over 100 tree were destroyed or in disrepair. One of my favorite scenes in “Lord of the Rings” is a conversation with Merry, Pippin, and Treebeard and other trees.

Treebeard: Many of these trees were my friends. Creatures I had known from nut and acorn.
Pippin: I’m sorry, Treebeard.
Treebeard: They had voices of their own…

I have known many of these trees since the early 1960s.

These trees were my friends (watch the video as we drive around the park, the last few seconds you will see a huge tree that uprooted the sidewalk and more.

Listen to the voices of the nature in your world.

You never know when that world is literally upended and taken away.

Stay safe out there campers and video warriors!

Jon Hansen


Photo: Saige Miller