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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.

 

29 Comments

  1. Trees Are Poems Trees Are Poems September 14, 2018

    […] agree. I’m always fascinated by the pictures that they paint and the feelings they inspire. Trees seem to provide frames for us to view the […]

  2. Kerry Kerry August 9, 2016

    Ah, yes…oxygen. Love those trees.
    🙂
    Love the Cummings quote too. Love quotes about nature and being out in it, experiencing it in different ways, depending on the date and time, the moment we’re in.

  3. Sanch Sanch August 9, 2016

    Beautiful photos and quotes Corinne! I do love trees and nature in general. It’s so soothing.

  4. Darla M Sands Darla M Sands August 8, 2016

    Great photos! I, too, enjoy walking among and photographing trees.

    Ironically, a neighbor gave me a tree – a type he adored – the bradford pear, that turned out to be an invasive species. Now we want to get rid of the thing despite that neighbor having passed away. It all makes me sad. Wish it were a native paw paw tree that would be feeding squirrels right now when their food sources are low. ~sigh~ Will have to save our pennies and get some sort of replacement, I guess.

    Namaste, my dear.

  5. Lata Sunil Lata Sunil August 8, 2016

    This is so beautiful Corinne.. lovely tree pictures.

  6. Esha Esha August 8, 2016

    Very beautiful shots Corinne! Trees give us so much and they are so essential to give us this breathing space yet, every other day I see them felling those huge old beautiful Rain trees…that it breaks my heart! Great skywatching posts…:)

  7. Nabanita Dhar Nabanita Dhar August 8, 2016

    Audrey Hepburn sounds a little like me too 🙂 And lovely pics, Corinne…And I love the lines with each one. I love such posts from you, one of my favourites

  8. upasna upasna August 8, 2016

    They are perfect blessings from God. Loved the quote by Kahlil Gibran. Thanks for sharing lovely pics Corinne.

  9. Tracy Tracy August 8, 2016

    I love your statement about when you think of blessings, you think of trees. I have a similar approach, except I think of flowers! I have also started taking photos of flowers so that I can remember my blessings long after the flowers fade. It is a nice touch adding the poems and quotes. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Kenya G. Johnson Kenya G. Johnson August 8, 2016

    Wow Corrine our posts are so similar in approach. I love your tree pictures. The last picture and the last quote are my favorite of this bunch. I too love trees. Did you hear that the tree famous tree from The Shawshank Redemption is no more? 🙁 I didn’t actually know where it was, but I did want to see it IRL on day.

  11. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg August 8, 2016

    Oh wow! These are some amazingly beautiful captures, Corinne. I have scrolled up and down quite a few times to select the best of the lot and I am at a loss. Great shots and wonderful quotes too!

  12. Tamara Tamara August 7, 2016

    Gorgeous! I’m a photographer and fellow tree lover, so I’m feeling this. I live in one of the most green and tree-filled parts of America, I’m convinced. When I visit other parts of the country, I’m always shocked and I miss my trees!

  13. Yvonne Yvonne August 6, 2016

    I love being near trees too, and I love how kind they are to us, absorbing pollution so our city air stays clearer. Now I think about it, I feel safer around trees!
    I love your photos too, and the last one is my fave. Thanks for this!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | August 6, 2016

      Oh yes, they are the lungs of our cities – if only we can keep them safe.

  14. Beth Brombosz Beth Brombosz August 6, 2016

    Beautiful photos! I’m a fellow introvert and love being out in nature, too. There’s something so calming with just being silent and listening to the wind rustling the leaves on the trees.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | August 6, 2016

      Thanks, Beth. We’ve been having a windy season and I love to hear the creaking of the branches too.

  15. Vishal Bheeroo Vishal Bheeroo August 6, 2016

    Trees are such wonderful companions, walking and revelling in their shadows. They sustain so much for years and I believe they are living things with a heart and soul. Such amazing pictures, Corinne:)

  16. Pratikshya Mishra Pratikshya Mishra August 6, 2016

    Love the quotes.. true, honest and so thoughful.. love the pictures… beautiful clicks I must say.. capturing different moods of the sky… 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | August 6, 2016

      Thanks, Pratikshya. Yes, I love the many colours and shades of the sky!

  17. Kristi Campbell Kristi Campbell August 6, 2016

    I really enjoyed each of the quotes you chose for your fabulous photos, Corinne and am so glad you linked up. I appreciate the reminder to spend some more time looking at the trees around me as well. Very calming.

  18. Terri Webster Schrandt Terri Webster Schrandt August 5, 2016

    Beautiful photos and quotes, Corinne! I love trees, too, and there is no other sound more peaceful than the wind whispering through the tall pines in the mountains 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | August 6, 2016

      When someone like you says the pictures are beautiful, I am overwhelmed, Terri!
      Thank you.

      • Terri Webster Schrandt Terri Webster Schrandt August 9, 2016

        Aww, you’re welcome, Corinne! Believe it or not, your photos/Quotes gave me a good idea how to display some of mine! Thanks!!

  19. Dashy Dashy August 5, 2016

    Lovely pics and quotes. The trees and the greenery are what brings beauty and peace to any place. Walks along their shades are the most soothing…we needn’t walk, their mere presence feels good.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | August 6, 2016

      Thanks, Dashy. Nature has such a healing influence, doesn’t it.

  20. Ramya Ramya August 5, 2016

    Lovely Pics Corinne. Don’t know you are a photographer too.. I too enjoy nature when I go for walks. I like watching different hues of sky at sunrise and sunset. I love watching clouds, mountains and fog.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | August 5, 2016

      Thanks, Mahati. I was just lucky to get these shots.
      I love sky-watching too.

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