Look Up!!

by Tom January. 03, 2010 3115 views

… every tree near our house had a name of its own and a special identity.
This was the beginning of my love for natural things, for earth and sky,
for roads and fields and woods, for trees and grass and flowers; a love
which has been second only to my sense of enduring kinship with birds
and animals, and all inarticulate creatures.
- Ellen Glasgow (1874-1945)

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Trees have from time immemorial been closely associated with magic.
These stout members of the vegetable kingdom may stand for as long
as a thousand years, and tower far above our mortal heads. As such
they are symbols and keepers of unlimited power, longevity, and
timelessness. An untouched forest, studded with trees of all ages,
sizes and types, is more than a mysterious, magical place - it is one
of the energy reservoirs of nature. Within its boundaries stand
ancient and new sentinels, guardians of the universal force
which has manifested on the the Earth …

- Scott Cunningham, Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magick

The best friend of earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully
and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth.

- Frank Lloyd Wright

God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, “Ah!”- Joseph Campbell

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.- Chinese proverb

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Christa 7 years, 4 months ago

I like the proverb and the pictures are lovely!

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Nancy 7 years, 4 months ago

Love the quotes....trees are mystic!! My favorite #1, gorgeous capture:-))

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Carolinesimone 7 years, 4 months ago

poetic Tom.... I have a dozen saplings to plant as when I move, and a might oak I am making into a bonsai, so it can be with me always x

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Pintã©R Orsi 7 years, 4 months ago

nice uplooking :) i really like the "meeting" of the sky and the tree branches :)

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jumiella 7 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful post, Tom! And lovely blue sky.

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Liz 7 years, 4 months ago

wonderful post,loved all the quotes....it's good to stop and stare

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Christa 7 years, 4 months ago

It's always good to look up and forward, specially if the sky is so blue as in your shots!

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Flowerstone 7 years, 4 months ago

Very nice post!!

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 4 months ago

excellent!
^_^

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Gonia 7 years, 4 months ago

I like your pictures of the trees and the words you put under them too.You have taught me how to make nice pictures of trees.thanks Tom!

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Walter 7 years, 4 months ago

It's also good for you neck! :-)

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 4 months ago

Trees are so lovely any time of the year! Nice captures, Tom!

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ines 7 years, 4 months ago

these are great Tom, fantastic qoutes too !!!

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Finbarr 7 years, 4 months ago

Great shot !! fantastic quotes, well done

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jet28 7 years, 4 months ago

Love the angle and the tangle of branches!

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Mike 7 years, 4 months ago

Nice post!!

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jacki 7 years, 4 months ago

Thanks for the reminder to pause and take a look... up! Very nice shots.

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sara G 7 years, 4 months ago

Wonderful photos and quotes! I wish I could say it that eloquently that they do so much for us and animals.

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
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