Thursday, January 10, 2013

High Places

©2013 Susan Noyes Anderson

A tree is an ever present friend...

a warm and welcome nest...

a place to test your mettle, and

a place to take your rest.

A tree can heal you with a touch

or rock you in strong arms.

It finds the child inside of you

and shares its leafy charms.

Accept the gift. Come, find a tree.

Remember who you are.

Settle your roots in rich, brown earth

and spring up high and far.

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27 comments:

Judie said...

Sue, this is a simply beautiful piece of writing. Brava!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

ahhh...great shots, makes me want to go hug a tree...

jen said...

I love the picture of the branches with identical roots spreading beneath. This is a good one.

myfluffybunnies said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous trees and words.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...very nice...what joy comes in climbing a tree or just being around them...i love looking at their various shapes as i hike...natures art....

Lola said...

Simply superb captures of trees - and writing!

Lovely post.

Carol L McKenna said...

Divine and fun high place ~ Great for H ~ Wonderful photos of beautiful children ~

(A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

Gail said...

Superb!!! Trees are good for the soul.

Scudds Harrison said...

Oh dear Queen Sue, I miss reading your post as I wasn't been that active recently. This is such a wonderful post and super great captures. X

All the best,
Scudds

karen said...

Makes me wish I had a great big climbing tree in my yard!

storybeader said...

what a great post. Trees are so special, and to a child, a cozy giant! {:-D

Riet said...

What. A lovely post Sue and those kids are adorable.

yaya said...

I love this poem and the kiddos pics are adorable. I remember a favorite tree I would climb as a child and also going to high and getting too scared to climb down! But trees are so healing...a walk in our "Creepy Woods" does wonders on a bad day!

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Stef said...

We used to have a tree in our front yard growing up. I loved that tree.

Leovi said...

Good photos. Delicious and tender portraits, very handsome.

Darlene said...

I love trees so much. This is a beautifull poem Sue. Do you think if I wrapped my arms around a tree that it would heal me? The problem is that I don't think I have the right kind of tree in my yard.

Kristin Klein said...

From a dedicated tree climber - I love it! I kinda miss climbing all those trees . . .

Kristin

Dixie Mom said...

Oh this reminded me of the love I have for trees. I lived in the trees growing up and now I love them for different reasons.

Grandma Honey said...

This one brings me back to my childhood. :)

Gattina said...

A natural paradise for kids ! (or cats) lol !

Pondside said...

Love this, but then I love trees and think that climbing into one, hugging one or just settling down at the base of a tree will soothe the worst hurt.

Eva Gallant said...

Great post; I was a tree climber as a kid, as were my kids, and as are my grandkids!

LeAnn said...

Just beautiful photos and thoughts. It brought back some memories of my tree climbing days. I had such a good time playing in the trees. You know Tarzan and Jane kind of dreams.
Blessings to you!

Amy said...

I love the photos, and the words. Trees are some of my best friends!

Splendid Little Stars said...

beautiful!
beautiful photos and words!
a lovely post!

Jenny said...

Sue! They are absolutely precious!

It made my heart happy just to read this!

What a gorgeous tree, gorgeous Grands and gorgeous words.

Um.


Wait.

I guess that sounded like a "G" comment!

But, gee, this was gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing.

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