The Blessing Of Trees  #FridayReflections #FTSF #1000Speak

The Blessing Of Trees #FridayReflections #FTSF #1000Speak

Audrey Hepburn said of herself : “I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.” She certains sounds like me, except the part about the ‘long’ walks!

My latest fascination is taking pictures of trees. There’s something so majestic and beautiful about them. And capturing, on my small camera, tall trees against the backdrop of the sky, bring me great joy.

When it comes to blessings, I naturally think of trees.

Today I’m celebrating the blessings of trees, as I share with you the photographs I’ve taken from my walks over the last few months in Secunderabad and Goa.

“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” ― E.E. Cummings

“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.”
― E.E. Cummings

Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.- Kahlil Gibran

Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky. – Kahlil Gibran

 

trees are sanctuaries
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. – Hermann Hesse

 

To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots.- Richard Mabey

To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots. – Richard Mabey

The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky. -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky. – ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Trees are your best antiques. – Alexander Smith

The trees are God’s great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene.
~Leonora Speyer

Perhaps the biggest blessing of trees, as I wander around is what Candy Polgar said:

Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart.

 

What captures your heart when you go for a walk?

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Linking up with :

#FridayReflections with Write Tribe and Sanch Vee and responding the prompt : Take your camera for a walk and write based on one of the photographs you take.

Finish The Sentence Friday with Finding Ninee and the other lovelies – Rabia Lieber, Lisa Witherspoon and Michelle Grewe for the prompt: “When it comes to blessings…” or Ten Ways I can bless people… or Ten Ways I am Blessed…

August is Blessings month for 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion, so I’m happy to join Yvonne Spence and other bloggers to share my blessings.

 

This Moment  22 June 2012

This Moment 22 June 2012

This Moment 22 June 2012

A Friday ritual. A single photo capturing a moment. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

In case you’re wondering what this picture and the caption is all about read this post of mine.

 {This Moment} is a ritual found on Soule Mama which was introduced to me by Sarah-Jane of Samuel Michaels Photography. If you find yourself touched by a Moment and would like to participate, post your picture on a Friday and leave your link in the comments section.

 

May you be inspired – every day!

 

Trees Are Poems – 15 June 2012

Trees Are Poems – 15 June 2012

A Friday ritual. A single photo capturing a moment. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

 

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Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.
― Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam

{This Moment} is a ritual found on Soule Mama which was introduced to me by Sarah-Jane of Samuel Michaels Photography. If you find yourself touched by a Moment and would like to participate, post your picture on a Friday and leave your link in the comments section.

 

Trees

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

May you be inspired – every day!

 

Beautiful Bougainvillea

I’m wondering if you have these flowers in your part of the world – they’re very common in India – bougainvillea.

Ever remember
Our talks at the café –
Down the main-street,
The old building is now
Closed and abandoned
The pink bougainvillea there
Grown wild, cascading over…
Oft when I walk past
The vacant lane, I hear
your voice, the echoes of
Our unending
conversation…
– The Wild Bougainvillea, by Kamala Das

May you be inspired – every day!

{This Moment} – 2 December 2011

A single photo capturing a moment. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.



It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

This Moment’ is a ritual  adopted from SouleMama which was introduced to me by Sarah-Jane, of Almost There. If you  would like to participate, post your picture on a Friday and leave your link in the comments section. 

May you be inspired – everyday!
 

{This Moment} – 4 November 2011

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it ~ Sakyong Mipham


This Moment’ is a ritual  adopted from SouleMama which was introduced to me by Sarah-Jane, of Almost There. If you  would like to participate, post your picture on a Friday and leave your link in the comments section. 



May you be inspired – everyday!