'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 

redbud blossoms
"A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live."   -Hermann Hesse

redbud blossoms

"A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live."   -Hermann Hesse

frost on pine
“Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up.  Deal with brute nature.  Be cold and hungry and weary.”   -Henry David Thoreau   

frost on pine

“Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up.  Deal with brute nature.  Be cold and hungry and weary.”   -Henry David Thoreau   

sunlit gleam of icy tree canopy
"All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost.  The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost." ~ J. R.R. TOLKIEN

sunlit gleam of icy tree canopy

"All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost.  The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost." ~ J. R.R. TOLKIEN

'standing tall'
"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing".  -Abraham Lincoln 

'standing tall'

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing".  -Abraham Lincoln 

'autumn splendor'
"How beautifully leaves grow old, full of light and color are their last days.” ~John Burroughs

'autumn splendor'

"How beautifully leaves grow old, full of light and color are their last days.” ~John Burroughs

'deep in the wilderness'
“We are not provided with wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can take for us, an effort which no one can spare us.”    -Marcel Proust

'deep in the wilderness'

“We are not provided with wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can take for us, an effort which no one can spare us.”    -Marcel Proust

Wisteria at Longwood Gardens, PA
Happy Birthday Lavonne!

Wisteria at Longwood Gardens, PA

Happy Birthday Lavonne!

'stay awhile'

'stay awhile'

'green explosion'

'green explosion'