The Whispering Pines


Sun shining on top of a beautiful pine tree.


More sun shining through the pine trees.

I had never given much thought to trees until in the 1960’s when I heard this song by Johnny Horton.

I was going through a heartbreaking time when I first heard the song. I listened to the song over and over again. I would sing along with Johnny but would replace the “she” with “he”. Music has always been a great healer for me and music in the 50’s and 60’s helped to heal a lot of my pain and heartbreak.

As I listened to the song sometimes I would wonder if pine trees really whisper. I don’t remember seeing a pine tree until I moved back to Arkansas and there were lots of pines here. I still did not really pay that much attention to them though until we bought our land. There were lots of pine trees on our property and I knew right away that I really liked them.

The pines really do whisper and I love hearing them. Sometimes they sound lonely and other times they sound joyful. I can go out and listen to them and I feel so peaceful. I have found that I love the tall, beautiful pines. Let me hear a good song and a pine whispering and I feel rejuvenated.