24 June 2010

thursday things - trees


the true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~henderson

this collage displays but a snippet of my collection of tree photos. more specifically, photos taken from beneath trees, looking up. i don't know why, but i am forever taking pictures such as these. i believe we've chatted about this before, in fact.

i came across these, from 2008, when searching for picture of thehobbit. i never did find that photo, because the trees, they led me astray. lucky for you, because they inspired this week's thursday things, (she said, as if she wasn't forever forgetting to post on thursdays).

* this site is a great educational resource, as is this one. there are many things children can learn from trees, which are enhanced greatly should they learn about the trees first.
* you can find many faery doors doing a google search. this site sells plans to make your own! we have an 80+ year old pecan in the backyard in need of a tiny door. our front yard is home to a giant pine sporting its own magic. we chatted about it a few years ago.
* get involved! my favorite tree-sitter has a website that offers information & inspiration. on her front page she asks, what do you want your legacy to be?

* two books thehobbit loved when he was younger: the tree & tree spirits.

between every two pines is a doorway into another world. ~muir

go hug a tree!


SewnNatural said...

i wholeheartedly agree, hug a tree indeed. it's amazing how it can really change my mood to do that :) thanks for such lovely photos!

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

I love the aspect of looking upward through the trees..I have taken photos of this myself, and
I love encouraging my kids to lie on the grass and do this.
It's amazing how perspective changing this can be!

EvesLittleEarthlings said...

I love shots looking up at trees! They all look so magnicifently wild.

The Sitting Tree said...

You know I'm a sucker for a good tree;)

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