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Miller Creek Trail   5 comments

Miller Creek TrailMiller Creek Trail in the Rincon Mountains — Digital Art by kenne

“When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”

– Ram Dass

Under The Shade Of The Old Oak Tree   12 comments

Turkey Creek Trail“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The next best time is now.”  ~Chinese Proverb

Turkey Creek Trail“Trees are much like human beings and enjoy each other’s company.  Only a few love to be alone.”  ~Jens Jensen, Siftings, 1939

Turkey Creek TrailThe large oak is located near the  Miller Creek trail out of Happy Valley on the east side of the Rincon Mountains. — Images by kenne

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

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