pine and people


during a recent visit in the woods of east Texas
between raindrops . I imagined the similarity
between these pines and people

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we are tough bark and neighboring bright leaf . each intricate and unique

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a reflection . our daily opportunity to touch the world in a subtle way

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a chance to begin anew each season .. bright among soft fragrant leaves

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lessons among the trees . always reaching . standing tall . next to others

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29 comments:

Clare B said...

The photo of the reflection is beautiful. Through all the photos I can almost smell the pine leaves after rain!

Joan Elizabeth said...

These photos are beautiful ... I love the forests and in the mist they have a special enchantment.

deb said...

inspiring thoughts as always.

but the forest, oh I didn't realize how much I miss this...this green and rain .

beth said...

that first photo is just gorgeous....

Jamie said...

Gorgeous photos! Your posts always leave me feeling uplifted and enriched - thank you so much.

LauraX said...

the kindred spirits of the earth have much to teach one another ♥

beautiful post.

Anika said...

lovely

Kellee said...

Really love!

Half my family is from east Texas... I lived there as a child... I know those pines. And people. :)

S. Etole said...

your words and images bring much beauty to the day ...

Laure said...

the simplicity of this space is a kindness.

it is also beautiful.

forgetmenot said...

Lovely photos--lovely words. Your blog is such a nice place to visit. Thanks.

Country Girl said...

Love the brooding trees.

georgia b. said...

gorgeous land! i love the first shot the best... with that screen texture!

Oliag said...

Texas winters look so beautiful!
As usual your words are like a poem:)

Leslie said...

that last photo makes me want to walk there... so peaceful.

Tracy said...

Your images & poetry help us see all the connections, Elk. We are one with Nature, Nature is a part of us. We stand next to each other like trees. The wind brings us closer together. :o) I just love this line: "to touch the world in a subtle way"...The top & bottom photos really embrace the feeling of connection. Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

Kimmie said...

I've had those same thoughts ..... I love trees!

Laura said...

So beautiful. I'm listening to these words and soaking up the photos.

Jewels said...

Soakin in that green g/f!

Christina said...

so so peaceful.
xo

maccandace said...

Beautiful. Looks more like fall than winter.

ELK said...

thank you friends

the rain really set off the colors
.. it was like a mist ...

candace .. we have trees here that turn but that do not drop their leaves completely until the new buds force them off in spring .. that is where the yellow/gold ones come into this post.

d smith kaich jones said...

this looks like home. :) the mists make it magical, and yes, it looks like fall. still. except for the emptiness of the trees that do drop their leaves.

xoxo
Debi

Char said...

the mist and the trees make a beautiful combination

mrs mediocrity said...

love the sentiment here, illustrated so perfectly.

Jeanne Klaver said...

Okay--now you captured my heart!

Bridge said...

your photos make me smile. thanks.

spread your wings said...

what a great analogy.

Amy said...

tough bark and neighboring bright leaf--oh, that is beautiful. and powerful.