Have you noticed how beautiful and lush trees look at this time of year? I love going for a walk on the trail near my house and walking amongst the trees – a sense of calm washes over me when I am with the trees. I decided to do this week’s Sunday Seven about trees and what they mean to different people.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson.
Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky. Khalil Gibran.
Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking. Wangari Maathai.
When you’re outnumbered by trees, your perspective shifts. Jessica Marie Baumgartner.
What a joy it is to see, trees dancing in the rain! Charmaine J. Forde.
Things that can’t move, learn to see. Louise Glick.
Believe me, for I know, you will find something far greater in the woods than in books. Stones and trees will teach you that which you cannot learn from the masters. Bernard of Clairvaux.
Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop. Rumi.
(Image – Gustav Klimt, The Park, 1910 or earlier. MOMA)