Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Trees and Green Canopies

For me taking pictures

is just about paying attention;

looking for and at the beauty that surrounds us.


It is thinking of how Elizabeth Goudge saw


in the green hills, woods, in golden sun,

in houses with beautiful shapes

coming to greet us.

It is finding the path hidden that is there

and walking in it.

It is being aware of God,

The Author, the Creator, the Provider, the Giver of all Beauty,

the Maker of Trees.

It is thinking of how trees are made
big and strong
by winds that blow on them
by storms
that strengthen the trunks
and twist the limbs
strong and beautiful.
It is realizing that with God
and being in His will
is being safe
even in the
strengthening storm.


Donna said...

I love your pictures of tree-enclosed paths. It reminds me of a quote from Anne of Green Gables. The quote occurs when Anne announces to Marilla (her adoptive mother) that she will forego her plans to pursue her dreams in the city and instead stay in the country, with her. Here is the quote:

"Oh, I've dozens of plans, Marilla. I've been thinking them out for a week. I shall give life here my best, and I believe it will give its best to me in return. When I left Queen's my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don't know what lies around the bend, but I'm going to believe that the best does. It has a fascination of its own, that bend, Marilla. I wonder how the road beyond it goes--what there is of green glory and soft, checkered light and shadows--what new landscapes--what new beauties--what curves and hills and valleys further on."

Anne has helped me to see the beauty in bends in the road.

Thank you for your post!

E Helena E said...

What a very beautiful post! What a wonderful gift to be able to see all this.

E Helena E said...

Oh, and you'll never believe what my word verification was: "angst"!!!

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

How beautiful ! Elizabeth Goudge would have been proud of you !