Sunday, 21 October 2012

Trees in Colour

Some days are so full of beauty that they take your breath away. Today was one  such day. The sun was shining, there were white wisps of cloud in the blue sky and the trees were dressed in their full autumn glory. Words are simply not adequate to describe such sights and days like this don't come around often. I'll remember this one for many years to come. Striving for beauty is my main aim in art but seeing the amazing loveliness of nature makes me aware that I will never get close to achieving it as well as the earth does it. That won't stop me trying though!

We were in Dawyck Botanical Garden and my camera never left my hand. It took more than 100 photographs which I will treasure but here are the absolute highlights. I'll shut up and let you enjoy them in peace like we did. I've only added a few tree quotations that I particularly love.
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. (Robert Louis Stevenson).

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, we fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness. (Kahlil Gibran)

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. (Rabindranath Tagore)

I hear the wind among the trees playing the celestial symphonies; I see the branches downward bent, like keys of some great instrument. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).

There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. (Minnie Aumonier)


Anonymous said...

Another day of beautiful photos. The pink/maroon bush is fabulous, I can imagine the bush surrounded with all the fall colors.

theresa martin said...

Such beautiful trees!

Jewels said...

Oh my Frieda you truly did have a wonderful day. There almost feels like an aura in a couple of you photos surrounding everything. Love the crimson colours. We had our last Fall weekend as well. The colours have peaked and the sound of leaf blowers fills the air (not quite as romantic as your walk I'm afraid, LOL)

Linda said...

the beauty of these photos is astounding!! The quotes go so perfectly with them too. Here our trees are at their peak of turning colors-so beautiful-but the leaves are falling quickly.


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