I was moving along on my San Diego jogging route the other morning–between bouts of rain–and began thinking about Ted Geisel’s trees. Readers have commented that he drew weird, imaginative, and unrealistic trees. I never thought much it, because he lived in San Diego where the trees really do look weird, imaginative, and unrealistic. There are palm trees, of course, looking a bit like lanky poodles, their clips gone awry, and bay laurels with their arms outstretched to an impossible length–sometimes so far they need to be cabled or propped up. But the trees I find most like Geisel’s are the coral trees, when trimmed.


I still have one or two days this spring that need to be filled by a school visit. You can reach me via the form below.


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