I have just completed a 3 day cycle trip on the Hauraki rail trail in the North Island of New Zealand ( thus the sparsity of recent posts!). What a fabulous trip! I was cycling with 2 old friends from my high school days and another was our support crew in the car. We have had a hoot. There are more posts and pictures to come.
Yesterday, on our last day we saw these trees in the distance and I was instantly transported to the world of Dr Suess and the story of the Lorax and the Truffula trees. For those who have never read it, I highly recommend you source this children’s at a local library. It is not only a fun book for the kids to read but also has a strong underlying and very relevant message about responsible sustainability and the impact of commercial greed on the habitats of animals and the surrounding environment. I must try and find out if that was Dr Suess’s original intention?
Here is a 1972 animation of the Lorax which is on You Tube. More recently a movie was made starring Danny Devito.
Yoroshiku Onegai shimasu
Hi Leanne, I loved to learn that you cycle, as I do too. This trip might have been beautiful and I’m looking forward to seeing more posts on that.
Secondly, I loved the movie. I hadn’t ever seen it. It’s amazing how timeless the message is, unfortunately.
By the way, are these trees almost extinct? They look so tall and gorgeous.
Glad you enjoyed the Animation. The book is a great read! These particular trees are no where near extinct. They are a palm of some kind. It was just the way there three standing alone on the landscape that made me think of the Lorax story.