Friday, June 11, 2010

Dwarfed by Trees...

"I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!"

--John Muir

10 comments:

Kim said...

Lovely framed pathway, Laurie.
-Kim

Judy Williams said...

What a delicious canopy!!

I never realized until I was a "mature adult" (clearing throat), how much I loved trees. I feel so calm and peaceful when they are around. I still lie on the grass sometimes, and just look up between their leaves and branches.

Joyce Kilmer was right when she said "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree."

When we bought our house 7 1/2 years ago, I wouldn't even consider a neighborhood that wasn't rich with Texas oaks and elm trees. When I am upstairs and look out the 2nd story windows, it's like being in a tree house with the boughs within reach. Sometimes I see squirrels scurrying about at eye level. We spotted one the other day, big and pregnant, resting in the crook of a y shaped branch, right by her nest.

Mister Earl said...

I love trees when the form a canopy.

(Judy: Joyce Kilmer was a man. His full name was Alfred Joyce Kilmer.)

Anonymous said...

My grade school English-plus teacher considered that poem a prime example of a bad-to-meaningless simile/metaphor. (But, then again, people have been compared to "summer days.")

Virginia said...

That photo is SOOOOOOOOO South Pas! :)
V

Judy Williams said...

I always thought Joyce was a woman, but I guess that wouldn't be a stretch, not knowing that it was his middle name.

TheChieftess said...

So Pas is the city of trees...and rightly named!!!

Shanna said...

You know how much I love trees. I have a forest for a back yard.

Mister Earl said...

Judy: No reason why anyone would suspect Joyce Kilmer was a man. I was told about it at an early age. One of those oddities like George Sand and Evelyn Waugh.

Laurie said...

.Thanks, everyone!