Sunday Trees

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I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again ~ Lewis Carroll ( Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glas)

Inspired by Becca’s Sunday Trees theme

Sunday Trees

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“Perfection”

Every oak will lose a leaf to the wind.
Every star-thistle has a thorn.
Every flower has a blemish.
Every wave washes back upon itself.
Every ocean embraces a storm.
Every raindrop falls with precision.
Every slithering snail leaves its silver trail.
Every butterfly flies until its wings are torn.
Every tree-frog is obligated to sing.
Every sound has an echo in the canyon.
Every pine drops its needles to the forest floor.
Creation’s whispered breath at dusk comes
with a frost and leaves within dawn’s faint mist,
for all of existence remains perfect, adorned,
with a dead sparrow on the ground.

Poet – R.H. Peat

Inspired by Becca’s Sunday Trees

Sunday Trees

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You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure~ Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

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Inspired by Becca’s Sunday Trees!

A little note: This photo was taken in October this year and the snow photos on Wednesday were from yesteryears. Until now we have just gray weather with rain and no snow as for winter.

I want some colours on my blog instead of showing you REALITY 😀

Happy holidays everyone and never forget how blessed you are.

 

 

Every branch is significant!

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For Becca’s Sunday Trees

And for Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

A little “thank you” that you will say to someone for a “little favour” shown to you is a key to unlock the doors that hide unseen “greater favours”. Learn to say “thank you” and why not? ~ Israelmore Ayivor

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Never overlook the littlest things that can mean pure happiness to someone else ~
 Mischa Temaul

Sunday Trees : Nostalgic

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Crystal Palace, madrid

“Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant~ Paulo Coelho (Eleven Minutes)

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Crystal Palace, Madrid

I am nostalgic to many places and events but for now I decided to combine Sunday trees theme and Lens-artistis-photo-challenge theme.

These images are taken at the El Retiro park in Madrid during our recent visit. I would love to visit Madrid again and spend a day in this beautiful park.

El Retiro Park : Covering over 125 hectares and comprising more than 15,000 trees, El Retiro Park is a green oasis in the heart of the city. In it you’ll find all kinds of interesting monuments and gardens, including the Jardín de Vivaces, the Jardines de Cecilio Rodríguez (Andalusian-inspired classicistic gardens), the Jardines del Arquitecto Herrero Palacios, the Rosaleda rose garden and the Parterre Francés.

A note: When we came out of the metro station El Retiro, I wanted to take street shot, only to realize that I forgot to insert battery in the camera. Which was still in the charger at the hotel near Opera.  😦 😦 😦  One possibility was to explore the park and take pictures using our mobile phones but looking at my face, my husband suggested that we get back to hotel and bring the battery. Due to some maintenance work on the tracks between Sol and Opera it took almost an hour and half to get back to the same place.