Did you climb trees as a child?

@dianadee (1727)
South Africa
July 21, 2016 7:08pm CST
Really loved growing up enjoying the outdoors as a child. Remember making tree houses and even sleeping in the one overnight! You never thought of snakes or spiders..just having plain good fun. my own art
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jul 16
I had an old fig tree that I loved to climb. I was surprised years later to find that my favourite was only a few feet off the ground.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
22 Jul 16
My mum had a fig tree in her garden and she used to make delicious fig jam.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Jul 16
@JudyEv, why waht happened to that fig tree?
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jul 16
@cacay1 We sold the farm and the tree has now gone.
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
22 Jul 16
I wish I climbed more trees when I was a child.. Now that I am old and have a fear of heights , I just hug trees ..
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Jul 16
@epiffanie, hehehehehe you make me happy again through your joke Bess hahaha.
@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
22 Jul 16
That is an eco friendly hug!
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
24 Jul 16
@cacay1 Lol .. My friend, I really do hug trees..
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22 Jul 16
I too remember I have enjoyed climbing trees in my childhood. My father made swing in banyan tree and I remember myself and my siblings played in that.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
28 Jul 16
Some activities from childhood leave such an indelible impression on ones mind.
@hillwill (888)
• China
22 Jul 16
hhhaa.I like enjoying the outdoors activtiy as a child.but i do not climb the tree,when I grow up
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@EddieHands (37845)
• United States
22 Jul 16
Oh Yes I used to climb them.. they were a lot of fun! Blessings
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
22 Jul 16
We did because had the opportunity to do so.
@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Jul 16
I never had climbed a tree hehehehe.
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@LadyDuck (157034)
• Switzerland
22 Jul 16
I have climbed trees as a child and almost fall inside a well when a branch broke. My grandmother was very unhappy.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
28 Jul 16
That could have been a terrible incident if you had fallen down a well.
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@LadyDuck (157034)
• Switzerland
28 Jul 16
@dianadee Yes, I was scared. my grandparents covered the well after my accident.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
28 Jul 16
@LadyDuck That is a mothers worst nightmare!
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@toniganzon (49899)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
I enjoyed climbing trees as a child though my mother strictly prohibited it, I still found a way to escape and climb trees. I think a child hood is never complete without actually climbing trees.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
28 Jul 16
There is something rewarding about the view from the top of a tree that you have climbed!
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@toniganzon (49899)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
@dianadee I wasn't after the view actually lol! I was after the fruits of the tree.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
28 Jul 16
@toniganzon There was a strong motive to go climbing, then!
@MGjhaud (20741)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
I grew up in a farm. i climbed a coconut tree once, that was the scariest cause there were no branches. I climbed so many others mostly fruit trees and had a feast up there with my brother.
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@cacay1 (32884)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Jul 16
@MGhaud, I had never climbed a tree. I am so afraid ti climb. I am like a "bayot." hehehehe.
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@MGjhaud (20741)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
Hehehe but im sure your childhood was fun without climbing trees.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
28 Jul 16
@cacay1 Climbing up is easy ..getting down more difficult!
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
Yes! I love those childhood days when my cousins would visit me and we would play in our backyard. Those days there were many trees in our backyard and we loved sliding down on each tree as well like little monkeys.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
28 Jul 16
Amazing how agile we were as kids!
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
@dianadee And I were scolded a lot after my parents learned what I had been doing.
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
@dianadee True! As kids, we were not aware of the consequences of our actions.
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@peavey (16587)
• United States
23 Jul 16
Yes, I did. All of us kids did. I remember one time my sister got up in one and was afraid to come down. We were waiting for the school bus, so we had to run and get Daddy to get her down! Trees were meant to be climbed by kids.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
23 Jul 16
You are so right..trees are filled with adventure and excitement, ready to unfold. It is easier to climb up than climb down!
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@peavey (16587)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@dianadee That's for sure!
@Corbin5 (106053)
• United States
22 Jul 16
So kind of you to share your art with us. Yes, we loved climbing trees too. We did not have a tree house, but loved the great outdoors.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
22 Jul 16
Thanks for your kind comment!
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@sofssu (14462)
22 Jul 16
I always did and got in to trouble with my mother.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
28 Jul 16
I think parents think of the height as being too dangerous!
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@Bella128 (2480)
• United States
22 Jul 16
I never climbed any trees because there weren't any climbing worthy ones! I did enjoy climbing on the jungle gym though!
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
22 Jul 16
Jungle gyms are a lot of fun. They create so many versions and the kids love them!
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@rina110383 (24135)
22 Jul 16
My parents were strict. They didn't want us to play outdoors.
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• United States
22 Jul 16
Nope. We never had trees in the yards off all the house I lived in. The one tree we had was by the pond and when it rained a lot it would flood and my parents didn't like us out near the tree when it did.
@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
22 Jul 16
That could have been dangerous!
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