Trees

Trees are sanctuaries.
Whoever knows how to speak to them,
whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.
They do not preach learning and precepts,
they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

– Hermann Hesse, Wandering

It Is Easy Being Green

Nothing makes me more happy than nature! To take a walk in the woods is a good remedy when I’m stressed from work and the city rush, or I do it just because I want to. I usually do it on week-ends.

The forest of Mexico City, Chapultepec, is so close to my home that I normally go walking towards there. Right there, I stroll around the places less crowded and after a while I seat in front of the lake enjoying the view of the green water, the nature, the people rowing the boats, the ducks swiming, the squirrels, the birds, or I seat at the botanical garden under the shade of big trees. This activity brings me peacefulness and an immense hapinness.

Sometimes, after that promenade I visit some museums which are located in the area, and my day is complete.

If you travel to Mexico City, I recommend you to visit Chapultepec and the museums in the area.

Note that this photographs are from various countries (USA, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico), and some others are about Chapultepec. You can see that by placing your mouse over each photo.

Weekly Photo Challenge: It is easy being green!

Circle of light in the woods

Mexico City
Mexico City

Love is in the air

The Huntington Botanical Gardens. San marino, California.
The Huntington Botanical Gardens. San marino, California.

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Trees/Arbres

Mexico City
Mexico City. One of my favorite places to read: Chapultepec forest.

Chaque arbre se confie au destin de grandir,

grimper de branche pour saisir l’horizon

il acquiesce ou dit non

se maintient bras ouverts

dominant l’herbe rase

il s’agite il s’effeuille

pour cent ans perdurer

et donner à la terre la leçon du bon sens

-Philippe Jones

Reaching Heaven

Mission San Juan Capistrano, California
Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.

Rabindranath Tagore

Texture

Mexico City, Chapultepec Forest
Mexico City, Chapultepec Forest

Did you know that trees talk?

I have learned a lot from trees:

sometimes about the weather,

sometimes about animals,

sometimes about the Great Spirit.

-Walking Buffalo, Stoney

Daily Prompt: The power of touch/textures

Tree Textures

“Did you know that trees talk? Well they do. They talk to each other, and they’ll talk to you if you listen”

-Walking Buffalo; Blackfeet Chief