Gazing at nature is the nicest way to relax. I enjoy watching the skies in the evening every day. But I am equally fascinated by trees. The variety of barks enthralls me and I could spend all day walking among them. Here are some of my favorites from the recent additions to my collection of gorgeous greens. Enjoy! (Click photo to see original size)
|Pretty ferns. Pretty huge!|
|I love this trunk. There seem so many stories hidden within!|
I hear the wind among the trees
Playing the celestial symphonies;
I see the branches downward bent,
Like keys of some great instrument.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
|Look up from the trunk in the previous photo to see this towering above|
|There’s something about tree barks covered with creepers….|
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
~Joyce Kilmer, “Trees,” 1914
|This took my breath away in the misty ambience.|
|Jeweled spider web|
Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
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