Sunday, February 10, 2013

Strength and Hope

 Early morning sunlight
 There is cool to be felt in the shade
The branches reach far into the blue of the sky

My tree under the bright blue of a Summer sky

Images of my beautiful tree, Eucalyptus Haemastoma, taken in the early morning on a day in Spring, September 2011 and one image during that Summer. I was very ill with pneumonia and likely to be hospitalised; though very weak I ventured out to my tree and the freshness of the morning air. The bark was cool against my face, I found much strength in its beauty, the canopy, the leaves and branches as they reached into the sky. I hugged my tree, it is sacred to me and gives me strength even now. 
When I was in hospital for heart surgery back in December, 2003, I remember the sterilty of the hospital, the noise, no sleep. I longed to be home in the fresh air amongst familiar scents and sounds. My first day home is still memorable, the beauty of that day ... the brightness, the sky, the fresh air, the scents of my flowers blossoming, the colours, my tree, the birds singing. I was blessed. My painful recovery was still ahead of me but I never take the beauty of Nature or trees for granted, I came so close to not ever experiencing any of it again.
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missHLiza said...

Oh Dianne, so happy I'm finally here to comment. And I can just lie under that tree...getting myself immersed in all the beauty of nature it brings..the feeling is so real! So lucky of you to have those trees by your side anytime you want! I used to dream of these kind of trees in the fairy tales Hansel and Gretel.. I was Gretel of course; lost in the woods but surrounded by the huge beautiful trees! Thanks Dianne for not giving up on me and my blog..

Joop Zand said...

Nice trees in big size are really's a good post again.

Warm greetings and a big hug from Holland,


Mirthe Duindam said...

So beautiful images! Lovely to see.
Warm greetings, Mirthe

:.tossan© said...

Happy the person who has a tree nearby.
Beautiful pictures. bj

José María Souza Costa said...

Einladung - alemão
Ich bin Brasilianer.
Verbracht Lesen Sie hier, und besuchen Sie in seinem Blog.
Ich habe auch ein, nur viel einfacher.
'm laden Sie mich zu besuchen, und wenn möglich zu folgen zusammen für sie und mit ihnen. Ich mochte schon immer zu schreiben, zu entlarven und teile meine Ideen mit Menschen, unabhängig von Klasse sozialen, religiösen Creed, der sexuellen Orientierung, oder der Volkszugehörigkeit.
Für mich, was das Interesse unserer Austausch von Ideen ist, und Gedanken.
'm es in meinem Raum Dummling, warten auf Sie.
Und ich bin schon nach Ihrem Blog.
Stärke, Frieden, Freundschaft und Glück
Für Sie, eine Umarmung aus Brasilien.

Leovi said...

These photos are a real treat, I really like those trees.

foam said...

The bark on those trees are lovely. I'm glad they are a source of power and peace for you.
x x x

Tiago Braga said...

hello Dear Friend =D

Finally I am back, dont worry i am alive :P


Well, i loved that today i was able to see some photos here, well done, very well done, and as always your quotes ant texts are perfect, with a lot of fellings

Betty Manousos said...

lovely photos of the trees, sweet dianne,
so inviting too.

big hugs!

José Ramón said...

Dianne fabulosa estas entrada feliz domingo
es un placer pasar por su blog Saludos desde Abstracción texto y Reflexión

dianne said...

Thank you dear HLiza I am so pleased that you are back with your comments. I hope my advice was helpful.
Yes, I am most fortunate to have these trees in my garden, plus the many I have planted. They are beautiful to look at, to touch, give some shade and the leaves have the lovely fragrance eucalyptius plus tiny white flowers.
Take care my friend.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joop for your kind words, I'm pleased you liked my trees, the texture of the bark is very interesting and very tactile.

Warm greetings and a big hug from me!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Mirthe for your kind words, pleased you enjoyed my photos.

Warm greetings
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear tossan for your kind words, yes, I am very happy to have my trees so close.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigada querida Maria José para o seu tipo palavras e convite para visitar seu blog.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , for your kind words, I am pleased you liked my tree photos.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Foamy dear, yes the bark on the trees is lovely, nice textures and very tactile. I do hug my tree but I cannot get my arms around it, just a small hug but it does give me strength is beautiful, a living sculpture.
Take care lil sweet pea.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hello dear friend Tiago , I am so happy that you are back and that you are still alive. :)
Thank you for your kind words, I'm so pleased you liked my trees. I am looking forward to more of your wonderful images and words of wisdom as you continue your 365day journey.

Love and hugs!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Betty for your kind words, so pleased you enjoyed my trees, I did climb them when I was younger. :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias, querido José por sus amables palabras, estoy muy contento que haya disfrutado de este puesto.
xoxoxo ♡

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias e texto...Excelente post....

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello Dear Dianne!
Beautifully wrote about his love for trees, vegetation ..
Green calms, soothes, relieves ...
Beautiful post!
We have to wait a bit. Spring and its colors will pozdiwaiać.
Sending kisses.
I send greetings.

Leovi said...

Yes, it must be a joy to enjoy life in your garden. Beautiful eucalyptus. Besos.

dianne said...

Caro Fernando , obrigado por suas amáveis ​​palavras.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hello dear Lucia, thank you for your lovely words.
Green is a colours that is soothing and calming especially in the coolness of vegetation.
Don't worry , your Spring will be here soon and I look forward to the cooler days of our Autumn.
Sending kisses and kind greetings.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your kind words, yes, wandering in my garden is one of life's simple pleasures, the fragrance is always beautiful.

xoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

Yes, I know one person who hugs trees and felt very comforted. Kisses.

dianne said...

Thanks dear Leovi , so I am not the only person who hugs trees to feel comforted? :)
xoxoxo ♡

Rubén Opazo said...

Estimada amiga, después de tanto tiempo, paso para saludarte y desear lo mejor para ti. Tu prosa es tan bella como tu poesía, esta llena de lo que eres, un ser sensible y singular a quien siempre recuerdo.
Un abrazo afectuoso.

dianne said...

Rubén querido amigo, una maravilla que tienen que visitar, gracias por su amable y palabras bien pensadas, son muy apreciados.
Un abrazo con mucho cariño.
xoxoxo ♡

Craftsman of light said...

Hello Dear dianne,
You know how i feel about trees....i can understand and feel every little feelings you've put in here aboutyour relationship with this particuliar tree....whenever i'm standing next to a tree i can litterally feel it talking to me, i can feel their energy, joy and pain....whever i come close to one i always feel welcomed by its presence, i can smell their very distinct odeur...almost like it was telling me its personal name.

Your post reminded me of all such simple yet majestic things in which life is wrapped.
thankyou Dianne for this sharing!


dianne said...

Thank you dear col for your lovely words, yes, we both share an affinity with trees, I know how much you love and connect with them. They are a wonder of nature and support and protect so many animals and birds.
This tree has been a source of much strength and beauty for me, I have watched it grow for over twenty years, in many seasons and admired its beauty in all kinds of light.

xoxoxo ♡