Monday, May 31, 2010

I keep feeling the trees

Can you really blame me?

Barely made some of my connections, but now in Devon amongst nephews, one of whom took my on a walk where we saw this tree, and some bluebells.

23 comments:

Eva said...

To our ancestors, trees were sacred. I wish they were still. To me, they are.

Steve said...

There is something so life affirming about greenness...

Ginga Squid said...

I do hope you will be having plenty of Devonshire Cream Teas with lashings of the world's best clotted cream? V x

tony said...

Have A Great Stay In England.But Come To The North Next Time!

ArtSparker said...

Tony-will do!

Healing Woman said...

I can't imagine not being surrounded by trees. Where I live, in the area next to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, USA, trees abound. At a distance, they look like large mounds of broccoli. LOL. The color changing in the fall is glorious. As I look out of my window just now, the green is lush and adds a softness to my view.

Enjoy your stay in England, where I am sure you will walk among some giant, ageless beauties.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

to making connections barely or clothed!

have a wonderful time!!

xxxxx

ger said...

Isn´t it weird that there are people for whom "tree-hugger" is an invective...?!

Shayna Prentice said...

What a magnificent tree ... it has been so long since I've seen lovely bluebells ... glad you are having good times.
"Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience." Hal Borland

Charles Gramlich said...

Now THAT'S a mossyback tree.

Fiona said...

Welcome to Great Britain. Hope you have a lovely stay here and that you find traces of your ancestors.

Chris David Richards said...

We have lovely furry trees in Britain.

Titus said...

We're on the same island!
As Tony says, come north next time, but have a fabulous time in Devon - wonderful county. Though in truth, they all are. Glad you got here in time for bluebells, and keep feeling those trees.

aleph said...

breath in green.

Emma J said...

I feel refreshed just looking at this photo. My eyes can almost feel the texture.

Celeste Bergin said...

love what Eva wrote--and agree

milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

My favorite book growing up was The Giving Tree and I had a magnolia outside my window that was my giving tree - I would sit in it all day as a child and swing from its branches and when I was older I would use it to sneak out of my house! HAHA!!!

steve said...

I feel 'em too! Great shot Susan.

Fresca said...

Oh, bluebells...
Reminds me of the scene in "I Capture the Castle," when the young heroine Cassandra goes into the woods carpeted with bluebells...

I bought Bluebell perfume in England (expensive! by Penhalilgon) because of that scene, but it smelled like bug spray.

jude said...

that'll make a tree hugger out of you!

yvette said...

heerlijk!!!!!

SarahJane said...

Lush and lovely. No one could blame you.

Bee said...

That green moss looks very touchable. I've just realized, reading this, that the bluebells have gradually faded away. They more gently than some flowers -- my peonies, for instance.