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Saturday, 2 January 2010

Tree Stumps

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. Following on from yesterday's post, the trees may be dead, but the ferns are growing back.

Today's Quote: The best friend of earth of man is the tree, when we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth.- Frank Lloyd Wright

9 comments:

brattcat said...

Ah, the will to live is so strong.

Small City Scenes said...

It is so marvelous to see life springing back after such a tragedy. When Mt. St. Helens, the volcano, blew up out here (1981) the scientists said it would be about forever before anything could or would return. But by the next year there were bits of green and then the animals did come back. It still looks like a wasteland in parts but amazing in other parts. Mb

~Just me again~ said...

It's a nice pic, but kinda sad.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

They will come again, the leaf and the flower, to arise
From squalor of rottenness into the old splendour,
And magical scents to a wondering memory bring;
The same glory, to shine upon different eyes.
Earth cares for her own ruins, naught for ours.
Nothing is certain, only the certain spring.

-Laurence Binyon, "Burning of the Leaves"

JM said...

Great detail! And I love the building in your new header.

diane said...

Nice Header and tree photo. Gnarled and interesting. Quote perfect.

Evelyn Howard said...

Nice pic, great quote.

Vicki said...

It's been almost a year, but I still get a lump in my throat when I see images like this. It caused so much devastation. Good to see the green pushing its way through the black.

Vicki said...

P.S. The link you left in your Melbourne Daily Photo signature when you visited my blog takes you to an inactive blog? It's missing the extra "daily" off the end to take it to your site. (Feel free to delete this comment once you've read it.)

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.