'cedar after the rain'
    “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

'cedar after the rain'

    “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

Norway Spruce
“Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.”  -The Dialogues of Plato, Theætetus 

Norway Spruce

“Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.”  -The Dialogues of Plato, Theætetus 

japanese maple
    “Breeze is the conductor, trees the musicians, leaves the instruments.”        -Terri Guillemets

japanese maple

    “Breeze is the conductor, trees the musicians, leaves the instruments.”        -Terri Guillemets

dogwood blossom
Happy Birthday Michelle!
"I want to keep my soul fertile for the changes, so things keep being born in me, so things keep dying when it is time for things to die. I want to keep walking away from the person I was a moment ago, because a mind was made to figure things out, not to read the same page recurrently."— Donald Miller | Through Painted Deserts 

dogwood blossom

Happy Birthday Michelle!

"I want to keep my soul fertile for the changes, so things keep being born in me, so things keep dying when it is time for things to die. I want to keep walking away from the person I was a moment ago, because a mind was made to figure things out, not to read the same page recurrently."— Donald Miller | Through Painted Deserts 

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. — Hermann Hesse

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eastern red bud tree, Washington DC
    “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.” -Hermann Hesse

eastern red bud tree, Washington DC

    “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.” -Hermann Hesse

Soak up the sun
Affirm life’s magic
Be graceful in the wind
Stand tall after a storm
Feel refreshed after it rains
Grow strong without notice
Be prepared for each season
Provide shelter to strangers
Hang tough through a cold spell
Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring
Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky
Be still long enough to hear your own leaves rustling.
—   Karen Shragg, Think Like a Tree  
dogwood, Washington DC
"Soak up the sun-affirm life’s magic-be graceful in the wind-stand tall after a storm-feel refreshed after it rains-grow strong without notice-be prepared for each season-provide shelter to strangers-hang tough through a cold spell-emerge renewed at the first signs of spring-stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky-be still long enough to hear your own leaves rustling."  -Karen Shragg, Think Like a Tree  

dogwood, Washington DC

"Soak up the sun-affirm life’s magic-be graceful in the wind-stand tall after a storm-feel refreshed after it rains-grow strong without notice-be prepared for each season-provide shelter to strangers-hang tough through a cold spell-emerge renewed at the first signs of spring-stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky-be still long enough to hear your own leaves rustling."  -Karen Shragg, Think Like a Tree  

'maple tree explosion'
There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into Light.   -Rumi 

'maple tree explosion'

There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into Light.   -Rumi