May 26, 2010

brethren of the wood

I can't stop staring...
Yeah, I know - stunning, isn't it? 

The oaks and the pines, and their brethren of the wood,
 have seen so many suns rise and set, so many seasons come and go,
 and so many generations pass into silence, 
that we may well wonder what "the story of the trees" would be to us
 if they had tongues to tell it, or we ears fine enough to understand.  
~Author Unknown, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions 
by Maud van Buren, 1938
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Marsha said...

like old houses, well-worn clothing, shabby furniture, and threadbare rugs----if only we could hear....what stories do they have to tell--what do they whisper when we walk out of the room---I keep listening.........

helle said...

Absolutely, friend! Makes me even like leather furniture.... how do you post images in this large formate? That is gorgeous!

Hugs Helle


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