Friday, March 15, 2013

Trees




"Give fools their gold, and knaves their power;
Let fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
Who sows a field, or trains a flower,
Or plants a tree, is more than all."

-- John Greenleaf Whittier

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

lovely shadows on 'outdoor carpet'. :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A beautiful photograph to go with the pensive thought.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful shadows and, of course, I love your velvety outdoor carpet! Lovely capture! Hugs to Hope and to you!

Nonnie said...

I so agree with the poet's words! what a lush green carpet for the shadow.

Ron said...

What a gorgeous shadow shot, Dianne!

I love the strong contrast of the beautiful bright shades of green, against the black shadows of the tree branches!

Wonderful quote!

I LOVE trees!

Have a super weekend, dear lady!

X to you and the gang!

Leave It To Davis said...

That is so pretty!!! That grass looks like green carpet, it's so thick! And the black shadows of the branches across it look like veins of life. You can almost hear its heart beating...beautiful photo!

Kathe W. said...

lovely tree shadows and the poem is so perfect for this image!
Have a great weekend!

Patti said...

Great wintry shadows of leafless trees.

Love the bright green grass. Reminds me of a golf course, even though I've never played.

Nice poem. Ironic that his middle name is Greenleaf. ;-)

Have a fun weekend!

Ralph said...

The well tended lawn would be no more than a green carpet without trees nearby - a monochrome rug that would be boring. The shadows from said tree allow for a feeling of depth that adds to the rich grass. Trees are wonderful additions to the lay of the land...oddly, I see a rake in that shadow even with nary a leaf about. Very cool!

Daryl said...

so pretty and such a contrast to what's outside now ... cold enough for snow showers

W. Latane Barton said...

Ah... nice shadows.

Paula Scott said...

Lovely shadow patterns across a field of green!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Diane this makes me long for Spring and summer .. give me GREEN !! LOL
Great shadow shot !
Joy : )

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love these defined shadow etchings of the tree shapes on the grassy palette! Beautiful!

BLOGitse said...

Are these shadows of a tree or gigantic broom... :)

acreativeharbor.com said...

Magnificent shadow shot of a grand tree shadow and excellent poem ~ enjoy ^_^

NatureFootstep said...

ah, this I like! :)

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Chubskulit Rose said...

This is beautiful to be framed!

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such beautiful green grass...snow must be good fertilizer! Lovely lacy tree shadows too.

Cezar and Léia said...

Always amazing pictures in your blog!
This one is fabulous!
Léia

Connie Smiley said...

What a wonderful depiction of a tree! I love that poem; it was one of my mother's favorites.

Jennifer Richard said...

lovely poem, it describe the natural beauty of herbals. really nice.