Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Symbolism of Trees II

"The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. 
The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky."  ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


The fall always has a way of getting me really looking at trees. As they put on their autumn show, (or not), their individual characteristics become so much more evident. I went back to The Symbolism of Trees and followed this link to the tree test.  Mine has changed significantly from the first time I took it.


"The oaks and the pines, and their brethren of the wood, have seen so many suns rise and set, so many seasons come and go, and so many generations pass into silence, that we may well wonder what "the story of the trees" would be to us if they had tongues to tell it, or we ears fine enough to understand."  ~ Author Unknown

Check out  The Unfading Tree by Big Green Oak if you are into this kind of thing. It was fun. What kind of tree, or trees are you? 



This iStock image has really changed and "grown" as I have become more comfortable with the Wacom Tablet. Now, I actually ENJOY using it. I remember in the beginning, I was tearing my hair out. As usual, I'm glad I stuck it out.  Many thanks to my good friend and mentor, Nanolou for always cheering me on.

"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground."  ~Author Unknown