Saturday, May 15, 2010

...put forth the leaf...

"we ought to think that we are one of the leaves
of a tree,
and the tree is all humanity.
we cannot live without
the others,
without the tree."
~Pablo Casals
"men are like trees:
each one must put forth the leaf that is created in him."
~Henry Ward Beecher
light + objects = shadows
we will be playing over at
see you there.
just BE.
robin.

14 comments:

Ralph said...

The leaves are lovely, Spring has arrived. The brightness of the leaves is not offset by the shadowy underside - in fact, the leaves then showcase a depth we might not notice in the usually flat leaves. Nice!

frayedattheedge said...

excellent contrasts between light and shade

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful words and so true!! Love your leafy shadow shots, Robin! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Patti said...

Beautiful shadow shots and quotations to go along with them.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting!

Martha Z said...

These are wonderful quotes, quite akin to my own philosophy. They are beautifully illustrated by you, as well.

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

What lovely light and shadow in that second shot, very nicely done.

Catherine said...

lovely shadowplay here amongst the leaves...

Sweet Repose said...

Isn't it awesome to finally see them in full bloom...I was weeding out in the garden and ate my first juicy red strawberry, I can't believe the robins didn't find this one...yummm...

One more load of odds n ends and our move is complete...except for all the crap(I mean inventory) that's all over my yard...I'm posting pics of that horror in the morrow...has anyone ever made a fence out of old screens...hmmmm...

See ya for coffee in the AM...

Hey Tilda, finally opened the bedroom window last night...an inch...ha!

s

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love your shadow shots, and the quote is awesome.

Hey Harriet said...

These are lovely Robin. The first one has an autumn vibe to it. It's more autumn looking than my autumn shots. And mine were taken in autumn!

"Men are like trees:
...because some struggle to ever grow up and mature" ;D

er...just having one of those days. Over it now and moving on!

Have yourself a great week!

Hot Fudge said...

Ah, just beautiful. There's nothing to compare with the new life of Spring, is there? What a difference a hemisphere makes. Last week we watched our grandchildren bury themselves in crackling autumn leaves.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Spring is one of my fav season when everything around us blooming, it makes my life bloom again too.

Very pro shots! Happy SS Rob,

x0x0

Suzi Smith said...

love the leaves... love the quotations... thank you!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

You always have the most lovely pictures that awaken your senses :)
Just beautiful - love the quote as well!