Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

"I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!"

~John Muir


52 comments:

  1. Amazing it looks like it's holding on for dear life LOL

    Have a fantastico week and thanks for stopping by ;-)

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    1. It does look that way, doesn't it? :)

      Happy Wednesday to you!

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  2. I can almost hear it scream, "Don't make me go!". :D

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  3. Love that picture! I'm a big fan of tree pictures. :)

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  4. I HAVE to use that for one of my quotes of the day that I send out via email :)

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  5. Thanks for a lovely photo & quote. I've just re-read the Hobbit & makes me think of Mirkwood :)

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  6. I'm with Anita - this great quote and pic made me think of The Rise of the Ents :)

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  7. Nice quote. Although I wouldn't know a discontented tree if I saw one!

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  8. You take the coolest pics! Love your artistic eye :)

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    1. Aw, that's sweet of you to say. Thanks!

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  9. Lovely old tree and quote :) I'm an old tree hugger Happy WW!

    my WW blog entry

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  10. The quote and photo remind me of Shell Silverstein's "The Giving Tree." That story always makes me tear up.

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    1. I understand. That happens to me every time I read it to the kids.

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  11. I've definitely seen grumpy trees - some just seem to scowl!

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    1. Yes, especially the older ones who've seen so much. They've earned the right! :)

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  12. I do so love trees! I'm had some wonderful trees as friends and comfort spots over the years. Now we have just two little ones growing in our dry West Texas yard, but I'll be planting more one by one, you can count on it! This was a great photo. Trees put down amazing roots in order to stay strong and survive, we could learn from that!

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    1. Thanks! I agree: there's a lot that trees can teach us.

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  13. Hi Dana! Thanks for visiting. I haven't seen you since last A to Z--good to see you! I love your pic. Trees are incredible, and so much of history has been linked to the tree. Beautiful choice of Muir to accompany your pic. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! It's good to see you, too! Trees really are incredible—they show such strength and character.

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  14. I love this photo and the quote you selected to go with it. I often look at trees and wonder at how they might perceive the world - if the life we live at our normal pace seems like a blur to them...

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    1. I wonder about things like that, too. Old trees have seen so much...

      Thanks, Cynthia!

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  15. Plus, they're pretty handy to pee against.
    ~Al Penwasser

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  16. Love your Wordless Wednesday post. You have my kind of blog. Stopping by to say hi and now a new follower in anticipation of the A-Z Challenge! :)

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    1. Aw, thanks! I'm looking forward to following your blog, too. :)

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  17. Very expressive photo, and a profound post.
    Thanks for this

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  18. Trees are my most favorite of nature. Just did more shots of them the other day. Good stuff, those trees.

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    1. They're my favorite, too. I love all the character they have—especially the old trees.

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  19. Really, I am inspired a lot by this tree roots.We have a tree in our school premises just like that...will post some day..amazing subtle things in this world..Hats off to you Ma'm.

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    1. Thanks! I'd love to see your photo!

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  20. Love the quote with your photo...thanks for the visit!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  21. What a gorgeous quote! I love that description of trees. ;-)
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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