Sunday, June 22, 2014

LOOK UP! Only God can make a tree....

Click on photo to see what I see when looking up in our back yard

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.


A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; 

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray; 


A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair; 

Upon whose bosom snow has lain; 
Who intimately lives with rain.


Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree. 
Joyce Kilmer



22 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

Sandra, this is wonderful...thanks...:)JP

EG CameraGirl said...

Perfect poem for these photos!

crafty cat corner said...

Lovely post, lovely poem. I love all trees.
Briony
x

Gail said...

Fantastic combination!!!

I wish I could write or take pictures half as well.

Since I like to hug trees and talk to them too this post was my morning tea. Amazing.

Madi and Mom said...

Beautiful post. Years ago we made a trek up to the tiny town of Robbinsville, NC in our beautiful mountains. We had one of the best hikes through Joyce Kilmer National Forest. It was early morning and many views skyward were exactly like your photo...minus the palm tree? Lol
Hugs
Cecilia

Mersad said...

Wonderful views you got there from your garden.

Molly The Wally said...

Lovely post. Have a serene Sunday. Have some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly

TexWisGirl said...

i love trees, too.

Blackberry Lane said...

I love trees and the wildlife they bring for our enjoyment. Beautiful photos.

Amy Burzese said...

Very nice post. Thank you.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yes, the importance of trees is often so overlooked, Sandra. Joyce Kilmer is from our native home state of NJ too.

Deb said...

love it...we should all look up more...so many things to see

Susannah said...

Beautiful, beautiful post! Each photo is lovely....so nice but the poem was marvelous! reminded me of my Grandpa who was always reciting poetry. Have a nice
Sunday

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

The Lord is the Lord and he is no perspective of person. In his eyes we are equal.

Your poem was nice. Your tree is Gods master piece and every living creature there of.

I enjoyed your blog.

Your feeling good my dear. Way to go.Awesome.

Ann said...

I have always liked that poem and your view when looking up is so pretty

diane b said...

Lovely canopy over your yard with a bright blue sky peeping through.

Cranberry Morning said...

That was a great way to start my morning. Just beautiful! Thanks.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

He surely did make all these gorgeous trees!

LC said...

Enjoyed this post. It reminded me of a hike my husband and I took through the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, a 3,800-acre tract of virgin hardwood forest in North Carolina.

Maggie M said...

Love the pictures, love the poem and I love trees. Hugs

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love the perspective in the first shot. I enjoy taking pictures like that,makes the tree look extra tall.Yes,only God can make a tree and He does a wonderful job of it.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

It brings me com for to meditate around big trees. I love how took your shot.