Every Tree Was Excited

“A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.” -John Muir (author/naturalist)
I’ve always appreciated the congenial nature of trees. Their sincerity and warmth. Their arms always seem to be out, beckoning life to come and rest in its folds, birds, insects, sunlight, me. There is a freedom there, and quiet comfort. A connection with life at its most natural. It’s the same feeling, and peace, of sunlight falling into the palm of your hand, toes lost in a field of dewy grass, or a warm summer breeze brushing across your face. In a chaotic world of technology, bills, and e-mails, it’s nice to find a place of silence, and serenity. A place you can go and just breathe, and listen to the quiet creak of a life that’s been living for years. I hope I'm never too old to go about climbing in trees.

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*pictures of me by Michael Duschl
**words by Jon


Sandra said...

What beautiful pictures. I especially love the deer in the background. These pictures seem so magical!

Rachel Sullivan said...

Wow these pictures are beautiful! Like a wonderland!


Thais said...

The pictures are amazing. You are looking beautiful like always.


Rory said...

That dress is so pretty! You look gorgeous in those colors :) And maaa faave shoes of yours! :) LOVE EM!

Diana said...

Gorgeous photos!!!



Liz Lauren said...

soooo pretty!


Kimberley Jakoda said...

These pictures are gorgeous! I love the words too. What a talented photographer and writer, and you look so lovely in this dress. Great post!

Ruby Sterland said...

i need whoever takes your pictures! The lighting is beautiful x

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Ruby Sterland, most of the time I take my own pictures. Today's were by Michael Duschl--my roommate's cousin. He's only 16 and an aspiring photographer! This is the only set he's taken for me, but he's pretty awesome.

Ester Durães said...

I love your dress and... wow these photos look incredible!!

Drawing Dreaming

Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence said...

Great beauty in the whole post! The model, setting, words, and photography!


Meghan Elizabeth said...

I love this post! I used to climb trees like crazy when I was a kid, but now sometimes just sitting on a branch gives me a bit of vertigo. I love your shoes and that pic of them standing on the branch; scaary!

Meghan, The Flight of Fancy

Kitsune-kun said...

those deer are so cute! how lucky to have them in that shot with you:)

Rebecca Jane said...

Absolutely lovely! The dress, the tree, the light, but especially the sweet deer who popped up in one photo!

Inez said...

ςªŋ't remember the last time I climbed a tree. Love this post.

atiq druckuler said...

rebecca, i love the place...can i pay a visit? hehehe

& love the dress too :)

Liz x said...

This whole post is beautiful and its so nice to see someone else who enjoys being in the trees. I have linked back to this post in my 'In the Woods' post. I'm very new to blogging so i hope i've done it right