July 04, 2010

Honouring Imperfection - Honoring Imperfection


These 40 year old walnut trees are magnificent! Their leaves unfurl purple, like a tree of flowers. The scent is heavenly, I look forward to it all winter long. Even their shape could make one feel lustful.



Today I noticed dead branches on the top of the trees. "A shame," I thought, "they were so perfect." Just then a robin perched there, in the void empty spot, to preen. Another came, they rested and moved on. I sat there mesmerized as many different birds came to meet and rest on that branch.



We see the real world but for moments,
the power of nature works full time to provide for all beings,

11 comments:

  1. You are so right! Lovely post.

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  2. Ah, so these are your walnut trees! They are wonderful.

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  3. I loved the last line....it is so true if we just take the time to see and understand1! I know you all have had a busy spring and summer,I hope all is well.

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  4. I hope that I am around to see our walnut trees become 40 years old and can gaze at them in a similar manner.:)

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  5. Wonderful photos! And you are so right...

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  6. I too love my walnut tree. Mind you, once you have one here (England), you get them everywhere!
    The squirrels plant them all over the gardens. They even come up next spring in my pots, planters, window boxes and baskets!
    monkey-organ.blogspot.com/2009/09/oh-nuts.html
    Some years, if I get the urge, I pickle a few jars of the green ones in July, ready to have with the cold meats at Christmas.
    Cheers......Bernard

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  7. A beautiful reminder to appreciate what we have! Thanks for the images--both visual and in words.

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  8. I can't believe the comments didn't show!! Thank you for your kind comments, will have to visit you at your blog. Hope they show tomorrow. Peace

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  9. So true RuralRose, so true!

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  10. I am trying to see things through the peaceful way you do
    xx

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  11. Thank you for reminding this city girl on the power of nature.

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