"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself." -William Blake
I just recently bought the most beautiful book called The Life & Love of Trees by Lewis Blackwell, and I have just spent the past two hours of this quiet rainy morning absorbed in its pages and carried away to such a greater place, way beyond my own personal needs and responsibilities, to where I was reminded of how much we should all love and worship the trees in our world. In the opening of his introduction, Blackwell writes, " I saw the future and wanted to make it happen. Right now I should be outside digging holes and planting." This reminded me of my husband, Ollie, who has always loved and planted trees.
"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit."
- Nelson Henderson