Silent Sunday: Budding Trees

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“They say a person needs just three things

to be truly happy in this world:

someone to love, something to do,

and something to hope for.”

Tom Bodett


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“Joy is to fun what the deep sea is to a puddle.

It’s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained.”

Terry Pratchett



“People from a planet without flowers

would think we must be mad with joy the whole time

to have such things about us.”

Iris Murdoch


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“The same stream of life

that runs through my veins night and day

runs through the world

and dances in rhythmic measures.

It is the same life that shoots in joy

through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass

and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.”

Rabindranath Tagore


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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015


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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

8 responses to “Silent Sunday: Budding Trees

  1. that middle photo – the two trees look like they are parting ways to invite us into the shot – so nice – and the poetry/words were so nicely matched… “and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers…”

  2. How exciting! One of the nicest things in spring is watching the color rise as the buds swell and out come all those wonderful tiny tree flowers and miniature leaves. Spring is glorious!

  3. I noticed it yesterday — that the trees are budding. Isn’t it wonderful?

    Lovely collection of images and words, WG. Hope your Sunday is just as beautiful. Hugs. 🙂

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