September 17, 2008

Trees

"I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!"

~ John Muir

Oregon Coast trees



"As the poet said, "only God can make a tree" - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. "

~ Woody Allen



Ponderosa Pine, Central Oregon

14 comments:

GrayEyedScorpio said...

Love that shot of the coastal trees.

Hey Harriet said...

Nice trees! Ya gotta love Woody Allen! Some of my all-time fave quotes are from him :)

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful pictures..Trees are so beautiful..and very interesting..

willow said...

Beautiful tree pix! And I love that Woody Allen quote...it makes me laugh every time! :D

sherry said...

Love those shots. Would be a lovely view from our lake house.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Great post! I was feeling all nature-y and Earth-centric reading Muir...then read Woody Allen's quote lol. Beautiful shots :)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I love Woody Allen, we just watched Manhattan on Sunday evening-he's sexy, y'know if you strip his bark :)

Great shots, I need to get outdoors more...

picciolo said...

I love trees, these shots are lovely, that ponderosa bark is amazing
: )

Karine said...

Thanks, I needed to see some trees. (non-Joshua variety, that is)
Your photos are lovely.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Beautiful photos!

I just started smelling smoke over here--that's the downside of living amongst the trees. Redflag warnings and the smell of smoke make me want to start loading the car! LOL

Mrs.French said...

I love your tribute to trees.

Barn House said...

So sorry you won't be able to come...we were really looking forward to meeting you! BUT, there's always October. Don't worry, you won't be alone once you get here. The October 18th show is going to be a big celebration and I am sure you will know LOTS of people!! :o)

Jermonne

A Cuban In London said...

Love both quotes, and as usual Woody's left me in stitches. The photos are breath-taking.

Greetings from London.

fly tie said...

such astounding structures they are.