Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Tidings-It Starts with a Seed

It starts with a seed.

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
-Thomas Carlyle

He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
-English Proverb 

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
-Sir Winston Churchill

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.
-Karl Baker

If you would know strength and patience,
welcome the company of trees.
-Hal Borland

It is not much for its beauty that makes a claim
upon men's hearts, as for that subtle, something,
that quality of air that emanates from old trees,
that so wonderfully changes
and renews a weary spirit.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams.
The oak sleeps in the acorn.
-James Allen

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you... while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
-John Muir

Here are some natives you might want to add
 to your Florida yard:

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  1. You found some excellent quotes! We try and plant at least 5 trees per year here--that's pretty much all the water I can stand to haul!

  2. Wow! That's quite ambitious! You are surrounding yourself in serenity.

  3. I love tree quotes, thanks for sharing these. Here is a link to a favourite of mine - advice from a tree.

  4. Heather-I'll have to check that out! Thanks.


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