Friday, May 20, 2011

A Walk in The Woods

Now is the time of the illuminated woods.......
when every leaf glows like a tiny lamp.

~ John Burroughs

Oak trees come out of acorns, no matter how unlikely that seems.
An acorn is just a tree's way back into the ground.
For another try.
Another trip through.
One life for another.

~Shirley Ann Grau


Diane at My Cottage Garden said...

I really enjoyed that walk, but I don't feel like I got any exercise. ;)

What type of bird box is that on the tree? Something I'm interested in getting in to is having boxes to attract birds, ducks, owls, etc.

Have a great weekend!

Babs said...

Beautiful photos Jo. Do you mind telling me what kind of camera you use?

Christine said...

I want to walk through that lovely gate and into those beautiful woods! Such peacefulness!

myomyohi said...

I always enjoy your posts and your pictures. Truly beautiful.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love the thoughts and the pictures--The Passion Flower (??) is lovely!!

Ed said...

Great shots, what is that last bloom??

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Diane: That is a Bluebird nesting box, however the only bird that has built it's nest inside, is a Carolina Wren !

Babs: These photos were taken with a Nikon Coolpix.

Kim: Yes, the last picture is a Passion Flower.

Kim said...

I like the heart shaped hole in the tree.

MadSnapper said...

wonderful tree captures. I like that quote about the oaks and acorns. beautiful. i see you have a passion plant, so watch for the little orange butterflies that lay their eggs on it. they are busy at our house planting those eggs. soon we will have caterpillars and butterflies.

Barbara Anne said...

What lovely and inviting pictures, We have similar woodlands behind out house and we cherish those views - but not the Lyme ticks!

Aren't Queen Anne's Lace charmingly lovely?


Stella Jones said...

I always enjoy a walk in the woods with you Jo.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Gorgeous pictures, Jo... I love walking back in the woods like that--especially this time of year. Makes me want to go hiking NOW.... ha

Have a good Sunday.

Stacy said...

Are you as peaceful as you seem? Your website is certainly a dose of calmness... something some folks take for granted and some folks don't even notice. I, for one, appreciate the reminder to slow my pace.

Lovely as always! Thank you.

Unknown said...

beautiful post. I especialy like the white flowrs on the dark background. All of these photos look so quiet and peacefull.

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

I love how lush your surroundings are Jo. It's been so dry here that nearly all the grass is drying up. Since we have a well we try to use the water for the flowers and the vegetable garden and the strawberries...everything else is on it's own I'm afraid. It's lovely to see everything is so green in your part of Tennessee. Could you send us some rain please ;)
Maura :)