Think Like a Tree

I do love taking pictures of trees. I looked back over my blog posts and realized how many I have done on trees. They can take on a character of their own with the help of the camera. I also discovered this poem today. It was a reminder to me of why I like trees.

Think Like a Tree
by Karen I. Shragg
Soak up the sun
Affirm life's magic
Be graceful in the wind
Stand tall after a storm
Feel refreshed after it rains
Grow strong without notice
Be prepared for each season
Provide shelter to strangers
Hang tough through a cold spell
Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring
Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky
Be still long enough to
hear your own leaves rustling.


  1. I do love your collage of trees... that's really neat. What pretty pictures indeed. I am also a big fan of trees.
    That is such a pretty poem to go with the post as well. Nice.

  2. Wow, what a beautiful poem. I love trees, also, and I always shed a tear when I see a perfectly healthy tree cut down simply because it was "inconvenient" or "in the way." The poem is right -- we should all be a little more like trees and less like lumberjacks.

  3. Anonymous28.2.08

    I love the poem! I like looking at trees too. I think I like them best in the winter when the snow and ice stick to the branches.

  4. That's a wonderful poem! I, too, love trees, especially how they look against the sky, in all kinds of light. Yours are beautiful.

  5. aspirations that are wonderful!
    I thank you for choosing that poem.
    ... now to "Be Still"

  6. Anonymous29.2.08

    Trees can have such character and power, or be little wisps swaying in the breeze. I especially like the way the bare branches of an old tree intertwine against a winter sunset. Thank you for sharing the poem.

  7. crazy! i did a poem just like that...i luv trees...they are the epitome of graceful living..



    i luv coincidences...they're a reminder how alike we really are..



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