April 14, 2009

Tenacity

“Do or do not... there is no try.”
~ Yoda




Juniper trees growing out of lava rocks. 
Deschutes Canyon, Central Oregon

20 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I can relate. When all else fails, nature gives me hope that anything is possible. Great shots, where's Trux?

Rosebud Collection said...

They are really beautiful..Isn't it amazing how they grow?

Elizabeth said...

When are you off to Italy?
Hope your plans haven't been altered by the sad news of the earthquake?
The shop below is stunning.

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. Tenacity is a fierce attribute, and these photos are effective metaphors.

Golden West said...

Amazing what can grow in lava...

Jill said...

I love these photos--and any quote from yoda is good!

Sweet Repose said...

I'm so impressed by the power of a single root come to glory and Yoda expressed it so well!

Helen said...

... we live in a wonderland!

willow said...

Beautiful and amazing!

vicki archer said...

That is seriously tough ground to break, xv.

shiborigirl said...

These pictures really do say it all, don't they? A great metaphor for life: Persevere and you will prevail.

Cheers,

Kate

Victoria said...

Amazing photos, and great quote!

littlebyrd said...

I put some pictures on my blog for you today - go check it out! Love this quote.

Jeanne said...

I love that middle one -- the contrast between the spiny tree and the blockiness of the earth support....

Anne Marie said...

wow! did you take those?

if so - I am impressed - and it looks like something I would have photographed myself -
super cool

Living in the Garden said...

love the Yoda quote !

moxylyn said...

Holy cow. I can hardly grow a weed in compost. That is cool!

A Cuban In London said...

And this ties in with your Theme Thursday, doesn't it? Quite nicely. Mother Earth. Powerful. Invincible.

Greetings from London.

fly tie said...

yeah, nature is definitely a great teacher. it acts boldly and deliberately. that quote is one of my favorites.

Almost Precious said...

I always enjoy your blog and your photography. My mother and my husband's mother both used to live in Bend, Oregon such a lovely and scenic place. Both moms have passed away but your photos remind me of some of the wonderful times we've spent with them...car trips in the mountains, the vistas of Mt. Hood, Mt. Bachelor, the Seven Sisters...Pilot Butte, watching the ducks on the fast flowing waters of the Deschutes River, the Swans on the lake in Downtown Bend. Guess the high desert is calling me, need to make a trip back there and smell the Juniper trees again. Thanks for such pleasant memories. Anna