On this hot and steamy day in Virginia (the state), Virginia (the person) is contemplating the calm beauty of trees – and their cool shade! As a tree groupie of the highest order, Virginia has been inspired by the grandeur of trees during travels to sundry places. So, today here are pics of inspiring trees and quotes to contemplate…
Angel Oak (Johns Island, South Carolina)
“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.” Albert Schweitzer
Bow River Parkway, Banff National Park (Canada)
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Chinese Proverb
Windsor Castle Park (Smithfield, Virginia)
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way… But to the eyes of the person of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” William Blake
Maymont Park (Richmond, Virginia)
“I said to the almond tree, ‘Friend, speak to me of God,’ and the almond tree blossomed.” Nikos Kazantzakis
Merchants Square (Williamsburg, Virginia)
“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.” Kahil Gibran
Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island (Canada)
“The tree that is beside running water is fresher and gives more fruit.” Saint Teresa of Avila
Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio
“A tree with strong roots laughs at storms.” Malay proverb
Chincoteague National Wildlife Reserve, Virginia
“Be like a tree. Stay grounded, keep growing, and know when to let go.” Anonymous
Groot Constantia Winery, Cape Town (South Africa)
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit…” Jesus (John 15:5)
“You shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:12)
grace, peace & Inspirational TREES!!
Virginia : )
These photographs and quotes are wonderful.
Thank you, Kenneth. Such a blessing for a tree groupie like me to see so many cool trees – that Angel Oak in SC was incredibly inspiring to behold! 🌟🌳🤗🌳🌟
Virginia, You are welcome.
It’s so funny, Carol-Jo. Mama always got a little distracted by the trees (especially in spring & fall) and now I do, too! 💐👀🌳👀💐
What an uplifting post, Virginia! Love the trees and the quotes. I’m probably partial to the ones with water included though!
Thank you, Debbie. I also like trees by water (have a few more of those pics to share that didn’t make the cut…) It’s so amazing how big trees can be, like Angel Oak in SC that is ginormous!! 👀🌳🤪🌳👀
Beautiful trees & quotes …
with their roots
firmly in the earth
and their crowns
exploring the sky!
Thanks for that, Halbarbera. We tree groupies need to stick together! Blessings & tree-hugging beauty 🌳🤗🌳
Every tree has a story to tell. They have the power to symbolise, inspire and express our deepest feelings of gratitude, happiness and love.
These are beautiful pictures and oh my God the quotes are super amazing and resonate with the inner soul. I also love the angel oak tree. It’s very mysterious and remarkable.
Rabia, that Angel Oak tree was truly amazing to behold – what’s pictured is just a portion as I couldn’t fit whole tree in pic! 🍃✨🍃💜🍃✨🍃
That’s truly special and I like how you portrayed it. Yes, it’s not an easy task to capture such a gigantic tree.