You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. ~Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons, 1964
(Therefore this time let my tree-photos ( vacation ’11), supported by the words of great people, speak to you.)
Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart.
The trees are God’s great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene.
Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. ~Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies, 1928
Climb a tree – it gets you closer to heaven. ~Author Unknown
Trees are much like human beings and enjoy each other’s company. Only a few love to be alone. ~Jens Jensen, Siftings, 1939
You can live for years next door to a big pine tree, honored to have so venerable a neighbor, even when it sheds needles all over your flowers or wakes you, dropping big cones onto your deck at still of night. ~Denise Levertov
Oaks are the true conservatives;
They hold old leaves till summer gives
A green exchange.
~Roy Helton, Come Back to Earth
Trees are your best antiques. ~Alexander Smith
We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved. ~Author Unknown
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
Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in their way. ~William Blake
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. ~Henry David Thoreau, “Chesuncook,” The Maine Woods, 1848
A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its Tormentor. ~George William Curtis
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. ~Cree Indian Proverb
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb
If I knew I should die tomorrow, I would plant a tree today. ~Stephen Girard
Save a tree. Eat a beaver~Author unknown