The other night, I stumbled across some photos I took last August, the I had not edited. There are a variety of reasons photos go unedited in my life, but the most common one is time. Especially in the summer. I take entirely too many photos, and have such little time to go through them and chose out my favorites. If not for my blog, I'd like be WAYYYYYYY more behind than I am.
It is always a treat though to go back and find some hidden treasures. This series of photos really brought a smile to my face, and a flutter of love in my heart. I remember this day like it were yesterday. The simple and true joy of playing with a big old tree. There was no fancy toys.....no batteries or lights. Just the tree and it's gifts of nature. I'm so glad I had my camera with me....or I might have missed this face. It is the face I see so often, when Sugar is educating me about something. I think this is her, "Now listen to me....I know what I'm talking about." face. Isn't it priceless?
Do not be afraid to go out on a limb ... That's where the fruit is.- Anonymous
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. -Robert Louis Stevenson
Of all man's works of art, a cathedral is greatest.
A vast and majestic tree is greater than that.
- Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1870
We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.
- Chief Edward Moody, Qwatsinas, Nuxalk Nation
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;
- Joyce Kilmer, Trees
Someone's sitting in the shade today because
someone planted a tree a long time ago.
- Warren Buffett
Hooray for fun summer days, and photos that send me back there in an instant. Bring on Summer.
I'm soooooooooooooooooooooooo ready!