Saturday, January 12, 2013

Trees Are Sanctuaries ~ SOLD

"Trees are sanctuaries. 
Whoever knows how to speak to them,
and 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

Trees are Sanctuaries

#11 of 30 - "Paintings Inspired by Quotes About Trees".

One of my earliest recollections was of climbing a huge Weeping Willow tree in my neighbors' backyard. Because of the placement of the branches, it was easy for a young child to climb up to the top, which seemed at the time, extremely high. I remember, just sitting there and looking down at the earth and up into the sky. Feeling the branches sway in the wind, I felt even smaller. Yes, maybe I was a little scared too, but it was oh so, exhilarating and such an amazingly magical hideaway. I continued visiting the tree regularly until the sap was flowing and I had to go home all sticky. Shortly there after, the neighbors cut the lower branches off which put an end to my lovely retreat.

Do you have any fond childhood or adult memories of your favorite trees?
I'd love to hear your stories.

X ♥  O


  1. Love this Sandy. Thanks for showing it. I will discuss this with you on Tues. as I would like to purchase it.

    1. Thank you Lee! I have marked it sold. See you on Tuesday! ♥

  2. I am a tree hugger through and through! There is one large oak that I pass on my walk in to work (when I don't bike) and I always stop and give it a big hug. I am sure whoever is watching wonders about me. I LOVE trees!!!

    1. Yes! It seems a lot of us belong to the "root and leaf tribe" ! :-D

  3. Count me in as a tree hugger....especially willows, my favorite. Learning to listen to the trees is a divine art.


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