A number of the tree lovers who participate in Parul's #ThursdayTreeLove every second and fourth Thursday have been pondering variations of the question "do trees have consciousness?"
There is some evidence that it is possible that trees can communicate with each other through their roots.
I wonder, when I see trees bathed in winter golden hour light, if the trees enjoy the sunset as much as we humans do. Do they feel the light in some way? Did they see the red light show after a rare winter rain?
Perhaps not in the winter, when our deciduous trees in upstate New York hibernate, but maybe they retain some consciousness.
I wonder if we humans ever will know.
Come back March 14 for more tree loving.