The survival of an heritage tree

This picture recently receives my attention on the social media platform. It happens when a person by the name Hamayun Mughal shared this image with a local gardening group on Facebook and it awestruck me since then.

The battle of the survival of the heritage and tree

I was stunned to find this kind of tree that has embedded its roots deep in the walls of a neglected building. Out of curiosity, a little research on it reveals that it is a Haveli (mansion) Sujan Singh which is located in the overcrowded market of Bhabhra Bazar, Rawalpindi.

It was built in the early 1890s by a wealthy businessman Rai Bahadur Sujan Singh in the Colonial era.

The haveli was built to resemble a royal palace with a majestic golden throne and bedrooms with original ivory furniture. In the various courtyards dancing peacocks were kept to dance during the evening and a pet tiger was kept which regularly walked the corridors.

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It might be a spell-binding place in the olden days but now some parts of the haveli have been badly demolished, with collapsed roofs and termite-ridden walls further damaging the place. Hence, the building has been left to crumble and rot with time.

But then this happened…

But then this happened, nature decided to take over the entire place with its own leafy interwoven pattern.

Can you see the place craftily overtaken by self-grown plants and trees of different sizes and types!
It is recognized as a heritage site by the government of Pakistan.

This is presuming a heritage tree because it has ecological and cultural value. It has beautifully embedded itself in a place that is recognized as a heritage site by the government of Pakistan.


This kind of tree takes pleasure in its transformations. It looks familiar, quiet, and consistent in its appearances, but few of us know how much wisdom and insight this kind of tree endures inside its roots. It is freaking sober and relaxes where it is supposed to be.


Here let us redefined a heritage tree:

  • A heritage tree is defined as a tree of cultural, biological, ecological, or historical concern depending upon its age, size, or condition.
  • They are often among the oldest living things in the country.
  • They are found in native forests, historic parks, farms, and estates of a country.
  • They are usually along roadsides and in agricultural fields and sometimes find in the middle of residential areas or development sites.
  • There is a need to preserve these trees for ecological and economic reasons.

What kind of tree it is?

This is a peepal tree which is one of the most beloved trees in the South Asian community.

There is a need to understand that native trees are highly aggressive and invasive while having an innate ability to spread almost anywhere.

This tree might be 10-20 years old or younger. It’s spread slowly but steadily when given ideal surroundings.

It’s a symbol of strength, morale, resistance and knowledge.

Throughout history, the peepal tree has been represented in different mythologies and sometimes linked to powerful gods. The peepal tree is considered a cosmic storehouse of wisdom comprised of tremendous strength. It grows slowly, but surely at its rate.

Are you wondering from where this tree is obtaining nourishment and overall strength?

  • Many factors are responsible for its growth such as an abundance of light is essential for photosynthesis, a process by which a plant manufactures its food.
  • The tree roots are well anchored and ingrained deeply requiring both organic and inorganic nutrients from the building.
  • The bricks are mostly wet and damp. So, you can see that the tree is receiving moisture from the rainwater and the structure itself.

Final thoughts:

I have heard that restoration work is in progress to revive this old-time architectural wonder. My only concern is that they don’t cut down this tree. I understand it must be a challenging task for them to preserve this historical site. Let’s hope for the best.

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Image courtesy: Facebook group post by Humayun Mughal

Haveli Sujan Singh


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Quote of the day

“If not ignored, nature will cultivate in the gardener a sense of well-being and peace. The gardener may find deeper meaning in life by paying attention to the parables of the garden. Nature teaches quiet lessons to the gardener who chooses to live within the paradigm of the garden.”

– Norman H. Hansen, The Worth of Gardening

Nature teaches quiet lessons to the gardener who prefers to see the garden as a set of ideas. Do you believe in spiritual awakening where we can feel, sense or know about our virtuous energy that flows freely through us?

These are the pictures that I recently click while waiting patiently outside an embassy office.

No matter how many expensive cameras and gadgets I purchase for the pleasure of it but when it comes to photography, I am dead. I become numb and don’t know how to beautifully seize a day in pictures. I seldom share my photography because of the criticism I receive afterwards.

Though I do try to take photos because of the large amount of money I have wasted on them. Don’t take me wrong, I do like photography and have no regrets whatsoever. But the idea of taking a perfect picture exhausts me out. I am the kind of person who carelessly takes photos while travelling far away places.

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15 incredible photos of the trees around the world!

Today, I am not going to talk anything about bridges or mountains or the sky full of showery clouds. There is always hope at the beginning of cultivating new things. I am talking about trees in their most glorifying form. Let’s talk about the most spectacular living component of our natural world.

Trees, trees, and trees everywhere of different shapes and sizes to maintain a balance in the ecosystem.

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds.  A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy
reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
–   Basil

I recently came to know about a very heartbreaking story shared by a concerned citizen from my home country that people in his neighbourhood are intended to kill a 150 years old banyan tree because it produced too much foliage and hence creating a mess of fallen leaves everywhere. It’s shocking to hear such ridiculous stories where people are mercilessly killing trees for some extra amount of cash.

(Here, a link to this Facebook post)

Trees help to strengthen a balance in the ecosystem. It is rightly said that trees are sanctuaries and have the power to enrich our souls throughout the year. They reassure and calm us down by the mere rustling of their leaves.

“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  

Unfortunately, the rate at which these trees are being cut down is very frightening in my country of origin. I don’t like tragic endings but chopping down an old tree that is also more than 150 years old is a crime in itself.

However, some of the giant old trees are difficult to forget or hard to go unnoticed. Here, I am compiling a list of 15 different types of trees around the world for you to cherish and admire.

“Follow the wisdom provided by nature. Everything in moderation – sunlight, water, nutrients. Too much of a good thing will topple your structure.  You can’t harvest what you don’t sow. So plant your desires, gently nurture them, and they will be rewarded with abundance.”

–  Vivian Elisabeth Glyck, 1997

These are the 15 most seen photos of the trees online that have been continually been shared on various social media platforms. Some people have personally visited these places to take us back to the wilderness.

The first on my list is a tree from Pakistan which has beautifully embedded herself on the wall of a neglected building.

1. That one tree struggles to revive the old heritage


2. Yes, we are talking about the roots here!


3. When mother nature thrives back


4. The Bristlecone pine tree on the rim of the Crater lake, National park, Oregon, USA


5. One of the oldest living beings in Portugal


6. This happens when the tree decides to start a new life


7. The Dragon blood tree as photographed by Daniel Kordan


8. Desert Rose is pink in colour!


9. The world oldest Olive tree, estimated to be over 3000 years old. It is still producing olives on the isle of Crete.


10. The world-famous tree house (Believe it or not). Let’s go there!


11. Arashiyama Bamboo forest is breathtaking!


12. The woods are full of fairies!
The trees are all alive!


13: Elephant paw tree in bloom


14. The daisugi technique – an ancient Japanese pruning method from the 14th century that allows lumber production without cutting down trees


15: 1400-year-old Ginkgo tree


Source: I took these images from various Facebook groups which are mostly focused on trees.


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What is the word for the sound of wind in trees?

Today, I am going to tell you an interesting story that I have heard recently. This is a story of a man named Nasruddin who liked to spend some time under a huge oak tree. An oak tree that happened to be near a field of melons.

He used to question himself while resting under the shade of that huge oak tree and mumbled in silence that everyone believes that…

“The Creator has a grand plan, but if I look closely at this majestic Oak tree which has very small acorns as compared to these angular melon plants with their huge bulky fruits. I think the Creator has made a mistake on this one.”

He was just thinking about this that all of a sudden an acorn fell precisely on his nose and he cried in pain by saying that

“Oh my God! Now I understand the wisdom of the Creator!”

The above story has nothing to do with this post but we should remember, that there is always a spiritual message hidden in every moral story. In this story, we learned in a very witty style from a man called Nasruddin that everything on this planet is made on purpose and there is a reason for our existence.


The tree which moves some to tears of joy


Now coming to the real topic, I would like to say that we find comfort only in the beauty of others, in the poetry of others and so we keep on living torn up between the brief explosions of solitude and self-realization which taste like opium, a kind of drug that when excessively taken can give you a blurred vision or sometimes even hallucination.

We are people rinsed by dreams and the tree which moves some to tears of pure joy is in the opinion of others is merely a green thing that stands in their mighty way.

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.  Some see Nature as all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all.  But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.”
–  William Blake, 1799, The Letters    

We tend to fall in love with the little things about nature, like the sound of wind in the trees and the way their branches moves over us in a swinging fashion and hence protecting us from the direct rays of sunlight.


What is the word for the sound of wind in trees?


The sound of wind blowing through the trees is mesmerising and have the power to bring our childhood memories back. Through ages, people have invented many words to describe their favourite sounds.

The sound of the wind is so appealing that when it pass or encounter any obstacle, it is known as the Eolian sound as described in Britannica.

Similarly, there is also a word for the sound of wind in the trees and the rustling of leaves. It comes from the Greek word psithuros means whispering.

Psithurism is the word described by many tree enthusiasts when the wind blows through the trees and produced a rustling sound.


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Psithurism is a very difficult word to pronounce if you are not familiar with silent words. There is an explanation for pronouncing weird words in the English language. It should be kept in mind that “p” at the start of psithurism is silent as can be mostly seen with the words that usually start with “ps”. Hence, the psithurism word is pronounced as sith-err-iz-um.


All conversation begins under the shade of trees.


I like trees in their most vulnerable form when they are busy gossiping happily with their neighbour trees and swaying their branches in full rhythm.

To conclude, I would say that that the powerful way of healing and restoring energy is by listening to the sound of nature. Spending time with trees reduces blood pressure and relieves stress and anxiety as it is rightly said all good conversations begin under the shade of trees.


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A world full of new things

There is a time in life when you expect the world to be always full of new things. And then comes a day when you realize that is not how it will be at all. You see that life will become a thing made of holes. Absences. Losses. Things that were there and are no longer. And you realize, too, that you have to grow around and between the gaps, though you can put your hand out to where things were and feel that tense, shining dullness of the space where the memories are.

Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk

I am most alive among the tall trees!

“A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.” ― George Nakashima

5 Things You Should Know About The Colour Green

Old Banyan tree located in Karachi Zoological and Botanical Garden

I am a huge admirer of native trees. This is a story of an Indian fig tree that has been on this planet for as long as one can imagine. For some indigenous people, this tree is 100 years old and according to some old folk, this banian tree is more than 200 years ago.

(The banyan in old days was usually spelt as banian or banius because of its reference to the trader’s community who used to sit and sold their precious products under the mighty shade of these trees.)

Image Courtesy: Suleman Sajjad

From a historical perspective, it has been rumoured that Mahatama Gandhi used to sit beneath the green shade of this tree. The Zoo was known as a Mahatama Gandhi Garden in those unforgettable times.

This is a little known fact that the Karachi zoo came into existence in the year 1878. Because of his immense fondness for that botanical garden, it was initially called a Mahatama Gandhi Garden. It was turned into the zoo after the partition in 1947 and hence the name was mercilessly changed for the generations to come.

Image Courtesy: Suleman Sajjad

The banyan tree is a popular Pakistani village tree and in the native language, it is commonly known as the Barghad ka darakht. According to the local community, a banyan is a tree that makes wishes comes true.

It is a fig tree that has happily begun its life as an epiphyte. If you are not familiar with the term epiphyte then I would like to describe it as a kind of plant that usually grows on another plant but not as a parasite.

It grows on a host plant but unlike a parasitic plant, it takes no nutrients from the host tree but mostly relies on nutrients from other resources such as from the air, rainwater etc.

I am an ardent lover of three kinds of trees and their names are as per excellence. These are Naeem, peepal and banyan tree because my childhood was mostly spent under the shade of these beautiful trees. Native trees are usually aggressive and invasive in their behaviour and they have that innate ability to grow almost everywhere in a very short period.

Image Courtesy: Suleman Sajjad

The leaves of the tree as can be seen in these pictures are large, green, and elliptical. Some leaves are glossy, bright in appearance where there is sufficient sunlight and some leaves are dusty and thick, leathery in texture.

The trunks are painted white to signify that it is government property and hence, it is protected by law. In my opinion, old trees should not be painted white or in any colour possible so that people should respect and protect all old trees equally in their vicinity.

The fallen leaves are yellow and noticeably, there is no trace of grass under the shade of this tree. It is quite proverbial that nothing ever grows under the Banyan tree. The banyan tree does not let any grass or weed grow under it and believe me the reason for this is quite alluring and satisfying. As you can see that banyan leaves are quite thick and leathery and the entire tree looks like a huge mushroom type. Therefore the foliage of thick leaves doesn’t allow anything to flourish or sprout on its own. Only the plants that lacks chlorophyll can survive under a huge banyan tree.

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8 Amazing Facts About The Angel Oak Tree

1. The Angel Oak Tree is located on St. John’s Island, South Carolina, and is one of the state’s most visited landmarks.

2. It is said that the Southern Live Oak could be one of the oldest living things east of the Mississippi coming in at over 500 years old!

3. The tree is estimated to be 400–500 years old.

4. The Angel Oak Tree derives its name from the estate of Justus Angel and his wife, Martha Waight Tucker Angel.

5. Local folklore tells stories of ghosts of former slaves appearing as angels around the tree.

6. Angel Oak was damaged severely during Hurricane Hugo in 1989 but has since recovered.

7. The City of Charleston has owned the tree and surrounding park since 1991.

8. The Angel Oak features prominently in the book The Heart of A Child by Emily Nelson.

Source:

History of angel oak tree

Everything you need to know about angel oak tree

Tree quote: Learn character from trees

Tree quote

Learn character from trees, values from roots, and change from leaves.

by Tasneem Hameed

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Quotes about understanding the wisdom of trees

Understanding the mother earth is the most challenging thing a person can endure in today’s world. To early man, trees were objects of awe and wonder. Perhaps, this is the reason for worshipping them. The mystery of their growth, the movement of their leaves and branches, the way they seemed to die and come again to life in spring used to the marvel of nature. The sudden growth of the plant from the seed – all these considered being miracles as indeed.


15 inspiring quotes on trees

Here is the compilation of some inspiring quotes about understanding the true meaning of planting trees in your vicinity.


1.The best friend on earth of man is the tree: when we use the tree respectfully and economically we have one of the greatest resources of the earth.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright


2. “A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.”
– Elton Trueblood (1900-1994)


3. “I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast”
– Joyce Kilmer, Trees


4. “We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.”
– Chief Edward Moody, Qwatsinas, Nuxalk Nation


5. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
– Warren Buffett


6. “Approaching a tree we approach a sacred being who can teach us about love and about endless giving. She is one of millions of beings who provide our air, our homes, our fuel, our books. Working with the spirit of the tree can bring us renewed energy, powerful inspiration, deep communion.”

– Druid Tree Lore, Ovate Grade lecture


7. “Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.”
– Karle Wilson Baker


8. “Let the trees be consulted before you take any action
every time you breathe in thank a tree
let tree roots crack parking lots at the world bank headquarters
let loggers be druids specially trained and rewarded
to sacrifice trees at auspicious times
let carpenters be master artisans
let lumber be treasured like gold
let chainsaws be played like saxophones
let soldiers on maneuvers plant trees give police and criminals a shovel
and a thousand seedlings
let businessmen carry pocketfuls of acorns
let newlyweds honeymoon in the woods
walk don’t drive
stop reading newspapers
stop writing poetry
squat under a tree and tell stories.”

– John Wright


9. “A tree uses what comes its way to nurture itself. By sinking its roots deeply into the earth, by accepting the rain that flows towards it, by reaching out to the sun, the tree perfects its character and becomes great. … Absorb, absorb, absorb. That is the secret of the tree.”

– Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao, 1996, p. 18.


10. “What does he plant who plants a tree?
He plants the friend of sun and sky;
He plants the flag of breezes free;
The shaft of beauty, towering high;
He plants a home to heaven anigh
For song and mother-croon of bird
In hushed and happy twilight heard –
The treble of heaven’s harmony
These things he plants who plants a tree.”

– Henry Cuyler Bunner, The Heart of the Tree


11. “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.”

– Herman Hesse


12. “The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
–  John Keats 


13. “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt


14. “I refuse to have an emotional attachment to a piece of ground. At one end of the scale it’s called patriotism, at the other end of the scale it’s called gardening.” – Bob Shaw
15. “If a tree dies, plant another in its place.”
– Linnaeus  

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The oldest living thing

 

“The oldest living thing in existence is not a giant redwood, but a bristlecone pine in the White Mountains of California, dated to be aged 4,600 years old.”

–  Plants and Botany Trivia 

 

Leaves of the peepal tree

The peepal tree is the first-known illustrated tree in Pakistan as a seal discovered at Mohenjodaro, one of the oldest cities of the Indus Valley Civilization, demonstrates the peepal tree being worshipped.

The peepal leaves are of heart-shaped, with a distinctly extended tip. Dried peepal leaves are used for decoration and ornamental purposes. The peepal leaves are collected, cleaned, dried and then painted in order to preserve them for the future.

Peepal leaves are of heart shaped and so does their use, the leaves of peepal trees are beneficial against many diseases of heart.

Nowadays, some new uses of peepal leaves have been introduced by technology lovers. I don’t know if this technique precisely works but according to the report, now we can skillfully charge our mobile phones battery for sometimes with the leaves of peepal trees. To know more about this discovery, read step by step guide to charge your mobile battery using peepal leaves here.

If you plant a seed ( 30 inspiring quotes and idioms on planting a seed)

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If you plant a seed then plant it quite gently and with tremendous hope because as you already know a lot of things matters in germinating a seed such as humidity, moisture, freshness of seeds, temperature and an ideal timing.


If you plant a seed then it doesn’t exactly mean that you only have to plant a seed in the garden with fertile soil but the saying itself is very versatile as do you know you can also plant a seed of hope and care in the fertile soil of your mind.


Let’s plants the rights seeds of hope at the right time of the year.

  1. The seed includes all the possibilities of the tree. … The seed will develop these
    possibilities, however, only if it receives corresponding energies from the sky.
    Grain must return to the earth, die, and decompose for new growth to begin.” – Ancient Egyptian Proverbs
  2. Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.
    – Steve Maraboli
  3. Every leaf that grows will tell you: what you sow will bear fruit, so if you have any sense my friend, don’t plant anything but Love.
    – Rumi
  4. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.
    – Rumi
  5. Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed.
    – Robert H. Schuller
  6. Nature herself does not distinguish between what seed it receives. It grows whatever seed is planted; this is the way life works. Be mindful of the seeds you plant today, as they will become the crop you harvest.
    – Mary Manin Morrissey
  7. All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.
    – Swedish Proverb
  8. An ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can’t see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can’t design or ordain.
    – Sharon Salzberg
  9. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. “He places a seed in the dust for the reason
    That it may in the day of distress, give fruit.” – Saadi
  11. Poetry is like a free bird that knows no boundary, like seeds that are carried along by the wind, that grow, bloom and bear fruit where they find good soil without asking anyone’s permission.” – Ion Codrescu
  12. “So I sing to my seeds. What about it?” – Leslie Gaydos
  13. Life does not accommodate you; it shatters you. Every seed destroys its container, or else there would be no fruition.
    – Florida Scott-Maxwell
  14. Love is the seed of all hope. It is the enticement to trust, to risk, to try, to go on.
    – Gloria Gaither
  15. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
    – Robert Louis Stevenson
  16. Think small. Planting tiny seeds in the small space given you can change the whole world or, at the very least, your view of it. – Linus Mundy
  17. “But the sower going forth to sow sets foot into time to come, the seeds falling on his own place. He has prepared a way for his life to come to him, if it will. Like a tree, he has given roots to the earth, and stands free.” – Wendell Berry, The Seeds, 1970
  18. “Ideas are like seeds, few ever grow up to be something. Promises of fruit being “Sweet” and “Juicy” will sell seeds, and much much more.” – Michael Garofalo, Pulling Onions
  19. “The mere fact that you get a lot of seeds in a packet doesn’t mean you have to plant all of them.” – Henry Mitchell
  20. “Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book
    not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a
    season passes away unimproved.” – George Washington
  21. Sow the living part of yourselves in the furrow of life.” – Miguel de Unamuno
  22. A person who sows seed of kindness enjoys a perpetual harvest.” – Anonymous
  23. The word “miracle” aptly describes a seed.” – Jack Kramer
  24. “Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising that the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof. Take that Poppy seed, for instance: it lies in your palm, the merest atom of matter, hardly visible, a speck, a pin’s point in bulk, but within it is imprisoned a spirit of beauty ineffable, which will break its bonds and emerge from the dark ground and blossom in a splendor so dazzling as to baffle all powers of description.” – Celia Thaxter
  25. “A flower is the epitaph of a seedling, and vice versa.” – Rein’s Ruminations
  26. “This very act of planting a seed in the earth has in it to me something beautiful. I always do it
    with a joy that is largely mixed with awe.” – Celia Thaxter
  27. “Oak trees come out of acorns, no matter how unlikely that seems. An acorn is just a tree’s
    way back into the ground. For another try. Another trip through. One life for another.” – Shirley Ann Grau
  28. “One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds.” – Dan Bennett
  29. “Seedsmen reckon that their stock in trade is not seeds at all … it’s optimism.” – Geoff Hamilton
  30. “The seeds of the day are best planted in the first hour.” – Dutch Proverb.
  31. “Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.”

– George Bernard Shaw

If you plant a seed (30 inspiring quotes and idioms on planting a seed)



If you plant a seed then plant it quite gently and with tremendous hope because as you already know a lot of things matters in germinating a seed such as humidity, moisture, freshness of seeds, temperature and an ideal timing.



If you plant a seed then it doesn’t exactly mean that you only have to plant a seed in the garden with fertile soil but the saying itself is very versatile as do you know you can also plant a seed of hope and care in the fertile soil of your mind.


Let’s plants the rights seeds of hope at the right time of the year.



1. All the possibilities of planting a seed

The seed includes all the possibilities of the tree. … The seed will develop these
possibilities, however, only if it receives corresponding energies from the sky.
Grain must return to the earth, die, and decompose for new growth to begin.”

– Ancient Egyptian Proverbs


2. Plant seeds of happiness

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.

– Steve Maraboli


3. Don’t plant anything but love

Every leaf that grows will tell you: what you sow will bear fruit, so if you have any sense my friend, don’t plant anything but Love.
– Rumi


4. New seeds are growing today

Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.
– Rumi


5. All the apples in one seed

Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed.
– Robert H. Schuller


6. This is the way life works

Nature herself does not distinguish between what seed it receives. It grows whatever seed is planted; this is the way life works. Be mindful of the seeds you plant today, as they will become the crop you harvest.
– Mary Manin Morrissey


7. The seeds of today

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.
– Swedish Proverb


8. Planting a seed we can’t see

An ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can’t see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can’t design or ordain.
– Sharon Salzberg


9. The magic of one acorn

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


10. Give fruit

He places a seed in the dust for the reason
That it may in the day of distress, give fruit.

– Saadi


11. Be like seeds

Poetry is like a free bird that knows no boundary, like seeds that are carried along by the wind, that grow, bloom and bear fruit where they find good soil without asking anyone’s permission.” – Ion Codrescu


12. I sing to my seeds

So I sing to my seeds. What about it?”

– Leslie Gaydos


13. Every seed destroys its container

Life does not accommodate you; it shatters you. Every seed destroys its container, or else there would be no fruition.
– Florida Scott-Maxwell


14. Love is the seed of all hope

Love is the seed of all hope. It is the enticement to trust, to risk, to try, to go on.
– Gloria Gaither


15. Judge each day by the seeds you plant

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
– Robert Louis Stevenson


16. Plant tiny seeds in the small space

Think small. Planting tiny seeds in the small space given you can change the whole world or, at the very least, your view of it. – Linus Mundy


17. The seeds to sow

But the sower going forth to sow sets foot into time to come, the seeds falling on his own place. He has prepared a way for his life to come to him, if it will. Like a tree, he has given roots to the earth, and stands free.”

– Wendell Berry, The Seeds, 1970


18. Ideas are like seeds

Ideas are like seeds, few ever grow up to be something. Promises of fruit being “Sweet” and “Juicy” will sell seeds, and much much more.

– Michael Garofalo, Pulling Onions


19. Lot of seeds in a packet

The mere fact that you get a lot of seeds in a packet doesn’t mean you have to plant all of them.

– Henry Mitchell


20. Bad seeds

Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book
not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a
season passes away unimproved.

– George Washington


21. Sow yourself

Sow the living part of yourselves in the furrow of life.

– Miguel de Unamuno


22. Sow seeds of kindness

A person who sows seed of kindness enjoys a perpetual harvest.

– Anonymous


23. Describe a seed

The word “miracle” aptly describes a seed.

– Jack Kramer


24. Take that poppy seed in your palm

Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising that the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof. Take that Poppy seed, for instance: it lies in your palm, the merest atom of matter, hardly visible, a speck, a pin’s point in bulk, but within it is imprisoned a spirit of beauty ineffable, which will break its bonds and emerge from the dark ground and blossom in a splendor so dazzling as to baffle all powers of description.

– Celia Thaxter


25. The epitaph of a seedling

A flower is the epitaph of a seedling, and vice versa.

– Rein’s Ruminations


26. Act of planting a seed

This very act of planting a seed in the earth has in it to me something beautiful. I always do it
with a joy that is largely mixed with awe.

– Celia Thaxter


27. One life for another

Oak trees come out of acorns, no matter how unlikely that seems. An acorn is just a tree’s way back into the ground. For another try. Another trip through. One life for another.

– Shirley Ann Grau


28. Garden seeds

One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds.

– Dan Bennett


29. Trade is not seeds at all

Seedsmen reckon that their stock in trade is not seeds at all … it’s optimism.

– Geoff Hamilton


30. Seeds are best planted in the first hour

The seeds of the day are best planted in the first hour.

– Dutch Proverb


31. Think of the fierce energy

Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.

– George Bernard Shaw



Rumi Quotes


‘This is love: to fly toward a secret sky,
to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First, to let go of life.
In the end, to take a step without feet.’
Rumi

‘Both light and shadow are the dance of Love.
Love has no cause, it is the astrolabe of God’s secrets.
Lover and loving are inseparable and timeless.
Every moment is made glorious by the light of Love.’
Rumi


‘There is no salvation for the soul
but to fall in Love.
Only lovers can escape
out of these two worlds.
This was ordained in creation.
Only from the heart
can you reach the sky:
The Rose of Glory
can grow only from the heart.’
Rumi

‘We rarely hear the inward music,
but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless
directed by the one who teaches us,
the pure joy of the sun,
our music master.’
Rumi

Under the shade of trees

Today’s Quote :
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
– Thoreau



Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.

– Ancient Indian Proverb

I confess, the image quality of this post is not that good as I didn’t edit it so I am apologizing for this. Actually I didn’t want to edit it. For some reason, I want it to be the same as it is.
It was a rainy day and everything was in rhythm and it seemed to me as though that the trees were also in rhythm that day and were busy in a deep conversation with each other.
I was walking under the shade of these trees when I met these women on the way back to their home. I was a visitor there so I didn’t want to disturb them much and just stood there under the shade of these trees watching them walked away.

Image Location: Khanewal, Pakistan.



Live for peepal tree

A wonderful peepal tree near a fish pond, Khanewal, Paksitan.

Truly love the tree roots.

Historic building

Its a historic building in Aimanabad surrounded by trees, a man made pond and fields.
Aimanabad is a small historical town near Gujranwala, Pakistan.I
visited this place late this summer.
Its a building of Mughal era.

Its a historic building in Aimanabad surrounded by trees, a man made pond and fields.
Aimanabad is a small historical town near Gujranwala, Pakistan.

Every building has its own historical background, especially the old historic buildings
that help us to know more about the previous period of history.


It is sealed from all sides for protective measures
so that no one can cause any further damage to its interior parts.

Old historic buildings are a reservoir of human history and culture.
Preserving such old building, in other sense, means that we are respecting
the cultural values of our previous generations.