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Monday, April 4, 2011

That's My World!

That's My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World team, Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Join us and share your world with others from all over Our World! Just click on the post title, read the rules, sign up and play with us! So! How is your world this week? Have you taken time to see the beauty there? What is it about your world that makes you smile or laugh or feel grateful for?  I do think I'm down to the last few days of waiting to move! Just one more piece of paper to prove that I'm not a dangerous, crazy old broad -- well, at least not dangerous!
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Benjamin Franklin
This shot and the next two were taken on the usual gray day at the Arboretum, but these old, twisted trunks were so interesting to me. I look forward to going back once the sun returns and sit for a while and enjoy the beauty -- the sun will return won't it????? 

Her neck
wiry translucent
with
the lines
of a golden age,
light
wisps of
baby leaved twigs
falling
across her crown,
in anticipation
of an imminent spring,
she reaches out
to the
different
young branches
off
her life.

A touch here,
a call there,
a smiling email,
and
she brushes
a light hand
across her neck,
as she gets up.

Although
she thinks
she is moving
elsewhere
she still
remains
anchored
firmly,
below
to
the same land
with the same memories .


Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at April 5, 2011 7:52 AM 

 Politics have no relation to morals.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
John F. Kennedy


One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are.
Cal Thomas

Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
Milton Friedman

45 comments:

ladyfi said...

Those twisted trunks are like poems of wood! Wonderful!

Pat said...
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George said...

I enjoyed the quotes (well, most of them) almost as much as your wonderful pictures. Those old trees are amazing -- and beautiful.

magda said...

Very nice photos and words, Sylvia !!!
Thank you
Have a nice week !

Grace and Bradley said...

Love the sky and cloud shot, so amazingly impressive!

Eve said...

Wonderful photos - as always! Thanks for sharing your beautiful world! :D
I love your wine quote - so, so true, I'm sure.

aka Penelope said...

Ha … ha, when reading the quote from Benjamin Franklin, I suspect he enjoyed a glass of wine now and then. Also, the tree trunk is incredible. Its vast twists and turns are gorgeous. The one wrapping itself around a pole reminds me of a sci-fi flick where a monster overtakes an unsuspecting city!

Gary said...

Beautiful series Sylvia. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. The shots of the tree are interesting.

VioletSky said...

The tree hugging the post is a wonderful view of nature embracing the man made.

Dianne said...

Love those big gnarled tree trunks - big enough to hug! Have a wonderful Wednesday Sylvia. xx

Xavi said...

Beautiful shots and words, as always, Sylvia!!
I hope have a nice day!!

EG Wow said...

Love these quotes, Sylvia. Canada is smack dab in the middle of federal election campaigning! The quotes sound soooo true. :)

Joyful said...

Everything is so beautiful.

Marie said...

Amazing trees. Poetry made out of wood :-)

Photo Cache said...

the gnarly tree trunks are beautiful.

Louis la Vache said...

Those aren't twisted tree trunks, they are "Louis's" knees...
;-(

Starnitesky said...

Interesting twisted trunks!

Linda Reeder said...

Yes, the sun will shine again , on Friday and Saturday. Hang on!
I love the old trunks too.

Pat said...

Beautiful gnarled tree trunks! Gorgeous sunsets. I like the JFK quote.

Have a wonderful week, Sylvia, in your lovely new home. Great header picture by your friend in Mumbai.

Al said...

Great shots, Sylvia. I absolutely love that first one - the blue and white of the water, and the blue and white of the sky and distant mountains, they complement each other perfectly!

SandyCarlson said...

I'm about ready to have that Kennedy quote tattooed to my forehead. Beautiful post. Thanks for these serene views.

lotusleaf said...

I love that gnarled tree and the vine. They look so stable and permanent! Lovely photos!

Indrani said...

How these trees twist and turn, they know how to survive. Great pics.

Genie said...

You did a fabulous job this week with your quotations. They were all very prophetic. The pictures are gorgeous. The skies, the tree, and the white capped waves are all beautiful captures.

EcoRover said...

Awesome tree pics! As Indrani says, survivor trees can teach us something about the tough business of getting along with the world.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I like your tree trunks. They have such expressions. I also like the Kennedy quote. Whatever people think of him as a person they have to admit that he had huge leadershop and inspirational talents.

Martha Z said...

I like your choice of quotes today. Does that make me a cynic or a realist or perhaps a bit of each?

Ebie said...

Those trunks have character! Love your snow capped mountains!

Enjoy your week!

Kay said...

I really love the photos of the tree trunks also. All your photos are so beautifully captured.

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures, but I thought your world would be "moving" now !

alicesg said...

The tree trunk looked so unique. Another week of nice quotes. Have a nice day.

jo©o said...

Interesting and entertaining, as usual.
Thanks again for making this meme happen.

Arti said...

The tree shots are just awesome, never seen anything like these before! Beautiful captures!

Ann said...

I like the way that tree has fallen and curved as it grew again.

helenmac said...

Everyone has said it and perhaps better -- a marvel of a meme in pictures and words, Sylvia!

JM said...

Beautiful set of photos. The curved tree trunk is amazing!

Wren said...

Beautiful photos, Sylvia. Did you take them all this week? I don't know how you keep up with all of them, but I'm glad you do.

snowwhite said...

Sylvia,they are amazing trees! One of them looks as if it were lonely,so it coiled a pole. Does the tree have will?
The sceneries of the sea and sunset are so peaceful and serene, touching my heart very much. Thank you for sharing.

Sridharan said...

The trees are amazing..and wonderful quotes!

Naturedigital said...

So many truths in your quotes Sylvia.
The problem is we make humor with what the politicians do, to forget the impact of what they do.
Love your world and photographs.
Costas

Ugich Konitari said...

Her neck
wiry translucent
with
the lines
of a golden age,
light
wisps of
baby leaved twigs
falling
across her crown,
in anticipation
of an imminent spring,
she reaches out
to the
different
young branches
off
her life.

A touch here,
a call there,
a smiling email,
and
she brushes
a light hand
across her neck,
as she gets up.

Although
she thinks
she is moving
elsewhere
she still
remains
anchored
firmly,
below
to
the same land
with the same memories .

Vicky said...

Very beautiful Sylvia, especially the first one!!!!

Carolyn Ford said...

I am so attracted to twisted tree trunks! These would have caught my eye too! Your ocean scene with the snowy peaks in the distance is breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you for the meaningful quotes, Sylvia...they are always a pleasure to ponder. Have a great "rest of the week!"

NatureFootstep said...

that root is gorgeous. Never seen anything liek it. :)

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