Category Archives: 2014

Things of Beauty: Embracing Trees, Leaves, and English Romantic Poet John Keats

     If we’re lucky, we live in the embrace of trees: in nearby forests, parks, backyards, gardens, landscapes, and dreamscapes.     When young, I drew them, climbed them, and looked for bugs, birds, and tiny creatures among their branches. Their lush greenery still shades me on dreamy days of reading and picnics.     Summer lures […]

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Inspirational Quote – Forests

I hear the wind among the treesPlaying the celestial symphonies;I see the branches downward bent,Like keys of some great instrument.~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Walking in Winter Wonderlands . . .

 When frosted windows, frigid air, and a flurry of snowflakes signal winter, I want to hibernate– Drink tea, read, and write by a cozy fire.But the more I hibernate, the more restless I get. A card on my bulletin board quotes Franz Kafka:  ‘You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table […]

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