The living statues. What majestic living monuments are trees: giant hands gripping earth whilte another with fingers unfurled, flower a canopy of leaves and filtered light in the sky. Like strong stoic sinewy statues, they watch the world go by. Their world is like a time-lapse film of night, day, seasons, years and millenia. Some tress out live entire civilisations of people. Strong stoic sinewy muscles permanently flexed, like long flowing robes and filtered light. The beauty and the wonder.