Lens – Artists Photo Challenge #50 – so happy to have discovered another photo challenge.
Trees are one of my favorite subjects. Every time I traveled my mother would want to see the photos. She would say, “They are all of trees. Didn’t you see anything else. You can see trees in the yard.” I would tell her that I can’t see those trees in my yard, every location has its own beauty. Watching my grandchildren interact with trees fills my heart and gives me hope for the next generations ability to connect with nature.
“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”
― John Muir
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
― William Shakespeare
“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
“He believed because we evolved in nature, we have a biological need to connect with it. We love nature because we learned to love the things that helped us survive. We feel comfortable in nature because that is where we have lived for most of life on earth. We are genetically determined to love the natural world. It is in our DNA.”
~ E.O. Wilson
“Trees are poems that Earth writes upon the sky.”
~ Kahlil Gibran
“To really feel a forest canopy one must use different senses, and often the most useful one is the sense of imagination.”
― Joan Maloof
Thank you for visiting our beautiful trees and all the beauty they bring to each of us in their magical way.
This year I am visiting the forest weekly and spending time with trees daily. Each night, weather permitting, before calling it a night I sit in my swing under the tree in my back yard and converse with the glorious trees that bring such pleasure to my life. My goal is to become one with nature and share the experience with others through grounding and forest bathing (shinrin-yoku). It is wonderful that there are words to describe what I have been doing my whole life. If I were to win the million dollars I would purchase forests and preserve them for future generations.
Love and Light!