Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Trees - Baeume

Advice from a Tree
By Ilan Shamir

Dear Friend,

Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter

Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light

Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots

Enjoy the view!  

 Henry William Burges, Landscape painter, 1827

The Beauty of Trees in their Winterdress....

Our Walnut Tree, Périgord



'Sleeping' Trees - Black Forest



Our 200 year old Yew Tree, Périgord 

By Joyce Kilmer  (1886-1918)

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.


Many thanks to Bob from Kentucky who sent me the poem of Joyce Kilmer
*Images: www.fotos.sc 


  1. Hi Karin, We must like trees. I published the same poem by Kilmer in my post of October 24th.


  2. I love trees and have taken pictures of them in so many places that I've lost count. These are beautiful!