Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

a piece of nature

Down the road are the remnants of a tree. There’s a carving of a heart in the bark. It’s been around a long time and only the wind knows who made it. When I first saw it I stopped dead in my tracks. Amazing! Too bad I didn’t bring the background into focus. Then again it has provided me with this post, so the shot was not in vain.

How I miss this area. We had a huge forest where trees could slowly die with dignity. No chainsaws were ever heard in there. Wild flowers on vines meandered along the limbs. I once sat on a fallen tree surrounded by hundreds of blue morning glories. It was so beautiful, I cried.

I hope you have a piece of nature, close by, to love.


  1. Hi Dixie,
    A touching, thoughtful and provocative post with a poignant photo to accompany it.
    Your love of nature truly shines through is this one.
    May you have a lovely week.
    Kind wishes, Gary :-)

  2. This is a great photograph and a very arresting image. I am lucky enough to have a nature reserve very near where I live even though we are within Greater London (UK).
    Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

  3. Hi Gary,
    I'm having a blast scanning old photos I haven't looked at in years!
    Thank you for the thoughful comments.
    In peace, Dixie

  4. Thanks, Bazza. For me those special places have a cleansing affect.
    Thanks again for that link to the artwork.
    In peace, Dixie

  5. Hi Dixie!
    Oh I've been in a Super Bowl since the beginning of the weekend...and missed your sweet posts. I love the award! It's a great design too!
    Your post today is awesome! The really old trees in our village have great carvings in them... mostly made by the critters who need shelter ~
    It reminds me of the giving tree... the trees give and give ♥
    Thank you again for the beautiful and thoughtful award ~ you're a dear person *
    Have a sweet week* keep warm!

  6. ps. I love your new profile picture! so adorable :o)

  7. Dear Maria,
    I am honored that you're accepting the award; your blog gives me great joy!
    I was always 'the outside girl' climbing trees, catching lightening bugs, and 'choir time' with the angels!
    I appreciate your wonderful remarks.
    In peace, Dixie

  8. Maria,
    Profile pic. I had a current photo up but it was so blurry. This one is from a while back. When I looked in the mirror and then this photo... wow... I hadn't changed that much!! For which I'm grateful. Thank you!!

  9. hey, hope you are well, just to let you know, I "borrowed" your heart pic for my blog but I've linked it back to your original post.

    Hope you dont mind & if you do I will gladly remove the pic


  10. M, it's okay with me. Enjoy and thanks for visiting. :)


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