“Trees are much like human beings and enjoy each other’s company. Only a few love to be alone.” ~Jens Jensen, Siftings, 1939
Out here in the desert, trees grow few and far between, as do the people.
Find comfort in not being alone! en theos monos ††† jim
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
― William Blake
I do long for the new start that comes with Spring. I so enjoyed and envied this big specimen at Ft Davis National Historic Site that was beginning to show sign of becoming green. Despite all the warning signs around it that cautioned me to stay away because of the danger of falling limbs, it was becoming Spring itself.
Ah, that I should be so old and be considered dangerous. As a man, I flat out love that hope that I could be dangerous.
Enjoy life! en theos ††† jim
“Trees have always fascinated me, They are so confident, so sure of their identity.Feet rooted strong in the ground of their birth, they don’t wander off to find out where they came from. Instead as they grow, their roots go farther into the ground where they are and branches reach up higher to God.” Emily P Freeman from a million little ways
The power of words from the observation of a simple tree. en theos ††† jim
We have been blessed with very spring like weather the last few days. It has been shorts and t-shirts the last few days. Hope the trees and plants are a little wiser than me and do not bud too soon. I can remember several Easters where we have had ice and snow.
enjoy it while you got it! en theos ††† jim
“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.” ~John Muir
Out of the same plowed field near Coyanosa stands this old lone tree. A skeleton of it’s former self, but it greets me as a friend every time I stop to make it’s photograph. I fear with every passing that it will be plowed under or felled by natures course. I enjoy it everytime I pass and will miss it when it is gone.
enjoy the pleasure of old friends. en theos ††† jim
Old dead tree with a lot of character, that “lives” on TX Ranch Road 1776 south of Coyanosa, TX.
Tree of No Light Life
Tree of night.
Tree of fright.
See as this tree has, lost the need to fight.
Tree of no light.
Tree of no sight.
See this tree as it, lost will of life.
Abanded tree drained of like,
drained of strength, drained of life.
Soulless tree lost of love,
lost of weather, lost from above.
Pezful ez feelin’ @U ††† en theos †††jim
We had the pleasure of viewing the Texas madrone, (Arbutus xalapensis var. texana) in the Chisos Mountains while on our trip to Big Bend last week. I have always loved this tree and have longed to have one of my own. After doing a little research for this photo I find that it takes almost a century for them to grow to a mature height of 20-30 feet. I guess that makes this tree about 75 years old. Oh that I should look this outstanding at 75.
Age well on your journey…nada te turbe†††jim
This old and dead tree resides along a 2 lane ranch road that I travel down several times a month. It has so much character and it is always a good stand-by to pose for me. This time against a lovely West TX sunset….enjoy…nada te turbe….jim