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“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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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

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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Keeping an appointment with a beech tree

A quote about trees by Henry David.

“I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.”
–  Henry David Thoreau,  1817 – 1862  

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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 

 

Don’t be afraid to start over

Don’t be afraid to start over. This time you’re not starting from scratch, you’re starting from experience.

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110 interesting facts and quotes about trees


Do you know a large oak tree can consume about 100 gallons of water per day, and a giant sequoia can drink up to 500 gallons of water on a daily basis?

Trees, undoubtedly, are the major source of oxygen to the planet Earth but it is also an undeniable fact that they silently provide us with plenty of others benefits as well such as food, timber, and shelter to mention a few of them.

Can you believe, it is the custom in many countries of the world to develop some sorts of bonding between themselves and trees. People all around the world have that belief of hanging objects (usually a piece of cloth or paper) on the branches of trees so that they can wish upon them in order to achieve their desired goals.



If you get a chance to read the ancient Egyptian tale of two brothers from at least 3000 years ago then you will realize that how our lives are intermingled and depend upon the trees in so many stunning ways and how ruthlessly our lives suffer when a tree withers or is mistreated. In this story, one of the brothers, to clarify his loyalty to the other brother positioned his heart on the blossom of the cedar tree ( some says it is an accacia tree) and eventually died when that specific tree is cut down.

Here’s a huge collection of fascinating quotes and sayings about trees to understand the deepest meanings of trees as others have perceived and beautifully conveyed to us the message of their love for trees in an artistic style.


Let’s begin


1. “I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.”

– Henry David Thoreau, 1817 – 1862



2. “Around a flowering tree, one finds many insects.”

– Proverb from Guinea


3. “Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?”

– Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road



4. “God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, “Ah!” ”

– Joseph Campbell



5. “Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root.”

– Malay proverb


6. “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.”

– Chinese proverb



7. “I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.”

– Willa Cather (1873-1947), O Pioneers 1913


8. “Do not be afraid to go out on a limb … That’s where the fruit is.”

– Anonymous


9. At night I dream that you and I are two plants

that grew together, roots entwined,

and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth,

since we are made of earth and rain.

Pablo Neruda, Regalo de un Poeta


10. “If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.”

– Jack Handey


11. “Of the infinite variety of fruits which spring from the bosom of the earth, the trees of the wood are the greatest in dignity.”

– Susan Fenimore Cooper



12. “I think that I shall never see

A billboard lovely as a tree.

Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,

I’ll never see a tree at all.”

– Ogden Nash, Song of the Open Road, 1933

13. “The groves were God’s first temples.”

– William Cullen Bryant, A Forest Hymn


14. “From a fallen tree, all make kindling.”

– Spanish proverb


15. “If a tree dies, plant another in its place.”

– Linnaeus



16. “A tree falls the way it leans.”

Bulgarian Proverb


17. “And see the peaceful trees extend

their myriad leaves in leisured dance—

they bear the weight of sky and cloud

upon the fountain of their veins.”

– Kathleen Raine, Envoi


18. “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


19. “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


20. “When you enter a grove peopled with ancient trees, higher than the ordinary, and shutting out the sky with their thickly inter-twined branches, do not the stately shadows of the wood, the stillness of the place, and the awful gloom of this doomed cavern then strike you with the presence of a deity?”

– Seneca


21. “What kind of times are they, when

A talk about trees is almost a crime

Because it implies silence about so many horrors?”

– Bertolt Brecht, To Those Born Later


22. “That each day I may walk unceasingly on the banks of my water, that my soul may repose on the branches of the trees which I planted, that I may refresh myself under the shadow of my sycomore.”

– Egyptian tomb inscription, circa 1400 BCE


Sycomore trees were held to be sacred in ancient Egypt and are the first trees represented in ancient art.


23. “That tree whose leaves are trembling: it is yearning for something.

That tree so lovely to see acts as if it wants to flower: it is yearning for something.”

– Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, 1395


24. “And you, how old are you?

I asked the maple tree:

While opening one hand,

– he started blushing.”

– Georges Bonneau, Le Sensibilite Japonaise, 1935



25. “In an orchard there should be enough to eat, enough to lay up, enough to be stolen, and enough to rot on the ground.”

– James Boswell


26. “The patient. – The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait: and both without impatience: – they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche, The Wanderer and His Shadow, # 176.


27. “There are two trees, each yielding its own fruit. One of them is negative….it grows from lack of self-worth and its fruits are fear, anger, envy, bitterness, sorrow – and any other negative emotion. Then there is the tree of positive emotions. Its nutrients include self-forgiveness and a correct self concept. Its fruits are love, joy, acceptance, self-esteem, faith, peace…and other uplifting emotions.”

– Kathi’s Garden


28. “Because they are primeval, because they outlive us, because they are fixed, trees seem to emanate a sense of permanence. And though rooted in earth, they seem to touch the sky. For these reasons it is natural to feel we might learn wisdom from them, to haunt about them with the idea that if we could only read their silent riddle rightly we should learn some secret vital to our own lives; or even, more specifically, some secret vital to our real, our lasting and spiritual existence.”

– Kim Taplin, Tongues in Trees, 1989, p. 14.


29. “A tree does not move unless there is wind.”

– Afghan Proverb



30. “This solitary Tree! a living thing

Produced too slowly ever to decay;

Of form and aspect too magnificent

To be destroyed.”

– William Wordsworth, Yardley Oak


31. “John Clare, in his poem To a Fallen Elm, makes the tree a selfmark as well as a landmark.”

– Tim Fulford, The Politics of Trees


32. “Time-honored, beautiful, solemn and wise.

Noble, sacred and ancient

Trees reach the highest heavens and penetrate the deepest secrets of the earth.

Trees are the largest living beings on this planet.

Trees are in communion with the spiritual and the material.

Trees guard the forests and the sanctified places that must not be spoiled.

Trees watch over us and provide us with what we need to live on this planet.

Trees provide a focal point for meditation, enlightenment, guidance and inspiration.

Trees have a soul and a spirit.”

– Tree Magick by Lavenderwater


33. “A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God’s first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself.”

– John Muir


34. “I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.”

– Dr. Suess



35. “Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.”

– Bill Vaughan


36. “To be able to walk under the branches of a tree that you have planted is really to feel you have arrived with your garden. So far we are on the way: we can now stand beside ours.”

– Mirabel Osler


37. “Tree of Liberty: A tree set up by the people, hung with flags and devices, and crowned with a cap of liberty. The Americans of the United States planted poplars and other trees during the war of independence, “as symbols of growing freedom.” The Jacobins in Paris planted their first tree of liberty in 1790. The symbols used in France to decorate their trees of liberty were tricoloured ribbons, circles to indicate unity, triangles to signify equality, and a cap of liberty. Trees of liberty were planted by the Italians in the revolution of 1848.”

– E. Cobham Brewer, The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 1894


38. “Tall thriving Trees confessed the fruitful Mold:

The reddening Apple ripens here to Gold,

Here the blue Fig with luscious Juice overflows,

With deeper Red the full Pomegranate glows,

The Branch here bends beneath the weighty Pear,

and verdant Olives flourish round the Year.”

– Homer


39. “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.

Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”

– Hal Borland, Countryman: A Summary of Belief



40. “Trees are the best monuments that a man can erect to his own memory. They speak his praises without flattery, and they are blessings to children yet unborn.”

– Lord Orrery, 1749


41. ” Trees serve as homes for visiting devas who do not manifest in earthly bodies, but live in the fibers of the trunks and larger branches of the trees, feed from the leaves and communicate through the tree itself. Some are permanently stationed as guardians of sacred places.”

– Hindu Deva Shastra, verse 117, Nature Devas


42. “A tree never hits an automobile except in self-defense.”

– Author Unknown


43. “A garden without trees scarcely deserves to be called a garden.”

– Henry Ellacombe


44. “Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,

We fell them down and turn them into paper,

That we may record our emptiness.”

– Kahlil Gibran


45. “Hmmm … we chop down trees and chop up wood.”


46. “Wakening from the dreaming forest there, the hazel-sprig sang under my tongue, its drifting fragrance climbed up through my conscious mind as if suddenly the roots I had left behind cried out to me, the land I had lost with my childhood – and I stopped, wounded by the wandering scent.”

– Pablo Neruda


47. “The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


48. “Evolution did not intend trees to grow singly. Far more than ourselves they are social creatures, and no more natural as isolated specimens than man is as a marooned sailor or hermit.”

– John Fowles


49. “We have nothing to fear and a great deal to learn from trees, that vigorous and pacific tribe which without stint produces strengthening essences for us, soothing balms, and in whose gracious company we spend so many cool, silent and intimate hours.”

– Marcel Proust, Pleasures and Regrets, 1896


50. “Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.”

– George H. Lewis, 1817 – 1878


51. Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.”

– J. Willard Marriott



52. A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.

– George R.R. Martin


53. “The sacred tree, the sacred stone are not adored as stone or tree; they are worshipped precisely because they are hierophanies, because they show something that is no longer stone or tree but sacred, the ganz andere or ‘wholly other.’ ”

– Mircea Eliade, Myths, Dreams and Mysteries


54. “The beauty of the trees,

the softness of the air,

the fragrance of the grass,

speaks to me.

The summit of the mountain,

the thunder of the sky,

speaks to me.

The faintness of the stars,

the trail of the sun,

the strength of fire,

and the life that never goes away,

they speak to me.

And my heart soars.”

– Chief Dan George


55. “He who plants a tree, plants a hope.”

– Lucy Larcom, Plant a Tree


56. “A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity.”

– Alexander Smith


57. “In the religion of the Medes and Persians the cult of trees plays an important part, and with them, as with Assyrians, the symbol of eternal life was a tree with a stream at its roots. Another object of veneration was the sacred miracle tree, which within itself contained the seeds of all.”

– M. L. Gothein, A History of Garden Art, 1928


58. “May my life be like a great hospitable tree, and may weary wanderers find in me a rest.”

– John Henry Jowett


59. “The woods are full of faeries!

The trees are all alive;

The river overflows with them,

See how they dip and dive!

What funny little fellows!

What dainty little dears!

They dance and leap, and prance and peep,

And utter fairy cheers!”

– Anonymous


60. “And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.”

– Ezekiel 47:12


61. “Sensing us, the trees tremble in their sleep,

The living leaves recoil before our fires,

Baring to us war-charred and broken branches,

And seeing theirs, we for our own destruction weep.”

– Kathleen Raine, London Trees


62. “There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.”

– Minnie Aumonier


63. “Among archetypal images, the Sacred Tree is one of the most widely know symbols on Earth. There are few cultures in which the Sacred Tree does not figure: as an image of the cosmos, as a dwelling place of gods or spirits, as a medium of prophecy and knowledge, and as an agent of metamorphoses when the tree is transformed into human or divine form or when it bears a divine or human image as its fruit or flowers.”

– Christopher and Tricia McDowell, The Sanctuary Garden, 1998, p 128


64. “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln



65. “I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.”

– Joyce Kilmer, 1886-1918, Trees

66. “What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?”

– Pablo Neruda


67. “There’s a tree that grows in Brooklyn. Some people call it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed falls, it makes a tree which struggles to reach the sky. It grows in boarded up plots and out of neglected rubbish heaps. It grows up out of the cellar gratings. It is the only tree that grows out of cement. It grows lushly … survives without sun, water and seemingly without earth. It would be considered beautiful except that there are too many of it.”


68. “God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.”
– John Muir

69. Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

– Martin Luther (1483-1546)



70. “You can live for years next door to a big pine tree, honored to have so venerable a neighbor, even when it sheds needles all over your flowers or wakes you, dropping big cones onto your deck at still of night.

– Denise Levertov, Threat


71. “A well maintained landscape with mature trees can increase property values up to 25 percent. Trees can cool houses in the summer. A city lot with 30 percent plant cover provides the equivalent cooling necessary to air condition two moderately sized houses 12 hours a day in the summer.”

The Value of Trees Around Your Home


72. “There are those who say that trees shade the garden too much, and interfere with the growth of the vegetables. There may be something in this:but when I go down the potato rows, the rays of the sun glancing upon my shining blade, the sweat pouring down my face, I should be grateful for shade.”

– Charles Dudley Warner


73. “It is good to know the truth, but it is better to speak of palm trees.”

Arab Proverb



74. “I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree,

And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk

Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,

But dipped its top and set me down again.

That would be good both going and coming back.

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”

– Robert Frost, Birch Trees


75. “The talking oak

To the ancient spoke.

But any tree

Will talk to me.”

– Mary Carolyn Davies


76. “They are beautiful in their peace, they are wise in their silence. They will stand after we are dust. They teach us, and we tend them.

– Galeain ip Altiem MacDunelmor


77. “The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, ‘In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!'”

– As told by John F. Kennedy


78. “Just think of the trees: they let the birds perch and fly, with no intention to call them when they come and no longing for their return when they fly away. If people’s hearts can be like the trees, they will not be off the Way.”

– Langya


79. “If a tree is treated as a living organism, with an understanding of its vital functions, it will be a constant source of profit and pleasure to men.”

– N.T. Mirov


80. “By gathering seed from trees which are close to our homes and close to our hearts, helping them to germinate and grow, and then planting them back into their original landscapes, we can all make a living link between this millennium and the next, a natural bridge from the past to the future.”

– Chris Baines


81. “I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!”

– John Muir


82. “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 and the Ogham


84. “Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets. To plant a pine, one need only own a shovel.”

– Aldo Leopold


85. “Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.”

– Winston Churchill



86. “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


87. “Thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them:for thou mayest eat of them, and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man’s life)…”

– Deuteronomy 20:19


88. “If we represent knowledge as a tree, we know that things that are divided are yet connected. We know that to observe the divisions and ignore the connections is to destroy the tree.”

– Wendell Berry


89. “Bread and butter, devoid of charm in the drawing room, is ambrosia eaten under a tree.”

– Elizabeth Von Antrim


90. “Some trees serve multiple purposes: the baobab in Africa, the mulberry in China, the coconut palm in the tropics.”



91. “Evil enters like a needle and spreads like a oak tree.”

– Proverb from Ethiopia


92. “The bud is on the bough again,

The leaf is on the tree.”

– Charles Jefferys, The Meeting of Spring and Summer


93. “Trees can reduce utility bills (air conditioning in summer, heating in winter) when planted properly: Heating: Using trees as windbreaks allows savings of 10% – 20%. Cooling: Shading windows and walls can lower AC costs by 25% – 50%.”

The Benefits of Planting Trees


94. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

– Nelson Henderson



95. “The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life and activity; it affords protection to all beings.”

– Buddhist Sutra


96. “The evergreen! How beautiful, how welcome, how wonderful the evergreen! When one thinks of it, how astonishing a variety of nature! In some countries we know that the tree that sheds its leaf is the variety, but that does not make it less amazing, that the same soil and the same sun should nurture plants differing in the first rule and law of their existence.”

– Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814


97. “If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today.”

– Stephan Girard


98. “They took all the trees

And put them in a tree museum

And they charged all the people

A dollar and a half just to see’em.

Don’t it always seem to go

That you don’t know what you’ve got

Till it’s gone.

They paved paradise

And put up a parking lot.”

– Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi


99. “Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.”

– English proverb


100. “A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.”

– George Nakashima, woodworker



101. “Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are

not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers – for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.”

– Osho


102. “Alone with myself

The trees bend

to carress me

The shade hugs

my heart.”

– Candy Polgar


103. “Whoever does not love trees, does not love God.”

– Elder Amphilochios of Patmos (1888-1970)


104. “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



105. “Trees help you see slices of sky between branches, point to things you could never reach.

Trees help you watch the growing happen, watch blossoms burst then dry, see shade twist to the pace of a sun, birds tear at unwilling seeds.”

– Rochelle Mass, Waiting for a Message


106. “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


107. “Spirituality automatically leads to humility. When a flower develops into a fruit, the petals drop off on its own. When one becomes spiritual, the ego vanishes gradually on its own. A tree laden with fruits always bends low. Humility is a sign of greatness.”

– Sri Ramakrishna


108. “A tree is a tree – how many more do you need to look at.”

– Ronald Reagan, California Governor



109. “It’s one thing not to see the forest for the trees, but then to go on to deny the reality of the forest is a more serious matter.”

– Paul Weiss


110. 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 all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.


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



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

Few Flowers

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures
and some books, I live without envy.
– Lope de Vega

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.



Beauty surrounds us

Today’s Quote:

“If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.” Rumi

Location: Gujranwala, Pakistan.

“Only from the heart Can you touch the sky.” Rumi

Writing on a tree

‎”Two lovers do not meet, they have always been inside each other” and “There is a freshness inside of me – and you are there”





What I found this summer is nothing but a magnificent peepal tree standing so beautifully near a man made lake in Aimanabad. Its is a small town with a marvelous historical background of the Mughal era. I located this tree near a well protected historical monument on the bank of that lake.

” Allah Hu ” is written on the bark of this tree.

Photos and quotes

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
– Anne Frank

“There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly,
that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an
impression of beauty and delight.”
– Gertrude Jekyll

“Soil is a resource, a living, breathing entity that, if treated properly, will maintain itself.It’s our lifeline for survival. When it has finally been depleted, the human population will disappear. …. Project you imagination into the soil below you next time you go into the garden. Think with compassion of the life that exists there. Think, the drama,the sexuality, the harvesting, the work that carries on ceaselessly. Think about the meaning of being a steward for the earth.”
– Marjorie Harris, In the Garden, 1995

“If we do not permit the Earth to produce beauty and joy,it will in the end not produce food either.” Joseph Wood Krutch
“Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone.
Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.”
– William Alexander, A Father’s Book, 1997.

“God owns heaven, but He craves the earth.” – Anne Sexton

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.”
– John Zabat-Zinn

“Remain true to the earth.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“Do the best that you can in the place where you are, and be kind.
– Scott Nearing

Speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee.

All photographs by me.

January Rose


Its a beautiful red rose from my home garden.

The roses and thorn relationship is no doubt very close and delicate and thats why many poet, philosophers, writers and politicians have quoted them in a very scented way. So here are some proverbs and quotes from throughout the world about this rose – thorn relationship .

“He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.”

Persian Proverb.

“From a thorn comes a rose, and from a rose comes a thorn.”

Greek Proverb


“The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.”

– Chinese proverb

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”

Abraham Lincoln

“This old world that we’re livin’ in
Is might hard to beat.
You get a thorn with every Rose
But – ain’t the roses sweet?”

Frank Stanton

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.”

Alphonse Karr (1808-1890)

The last quote is very close to my heart. Because I am also thankful to God that thorns have roses.

A beautiful quote about roses

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”

By Dale Carnegie.

Spring Time – Sunflowers quotes


The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy.

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.

Images of sunflowers from the backyard of my home.