Sunday, 24 August 2014


“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” 
William Blake 

The host tree; small ferns have attached to the bark;

“Look: the trees exist; the houses
we dwell in stand there stalwartly. 
 Only we
pass by it all, like a rush of air.
And everything conspires to keep quiet
 about us,
half out of shame perhaps, half out of
 some secret hope.” 
 Rainer Maria Rilke,

 Beautiful curtain of  the  Casuarina;

“Willows whiten, aspens quiver, little breezes dusk and shiver, thro' the wave that runs forever by the island in the river, flowing down to Camelot. Four gray walls and four gray towers, overlook a space of flowers, and the silent isle imbowers, the Lady of Shalott.”
 Alfred Tennyson,

We are so small and we cut you down without a thought how you might feel; the chainsaw blasts and roars, crunches through your innerst  cores...Ts.

“We have nothing to fear and a great deal to learn from trees, that vigorours and pacific tribe which without stint produces strengthening essences for us, soothing balms, and in whose gracious company we spend so many cool, silent, and intimate hours.” 
Marcel Proust

“Fancy cutting down all those beautiful make pulp for those bloody newspapers, and calling it civilisation. - Winston Churchill, remarking to his son during a visit to Canada in 1929” 
 John Vaillant, The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed 

“Within its gates I heard the sound
Of winds in cypress caverns caught
Of huddling trees that moaned, and sought
To whisper what their roots had found.
“A Dream of Fear” 
George Sterling, The Thirst of Satan: Poems of Fantasy and Terror 

©Photos, some Text; Ts


  1. Great to read and good to see. I have never seen the one before that has all the tentacles hanging down.

  2. We should all look more closely at trees. Beautiful patterns can be found within them. Nicely matched quotes.

  3. Thank you for visiting and comments; very much appreciated. L.D. :) Little Nell.

  4. Lovely trees. They are pieces of art. Love the captions too.

  5. Schon ein Naturwunder diese Bäume! Das zweitletzte Bild mit den knorrigen Ästen ist ganz speziell.
    Liebe Grüsse

  6. Thank you for the comments; diane b; and Elfe.