Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rain, Trees & Me

Sometimes, a rainy day is just what a girl needs!  I feel like I've been going a mile a minute for the past couple of weeks, and the fact that it's raining today, and predicted to continue to rain until Monday morning, makes me very happy.

My favorite thing about this day is I spent some time catching up on my reading while sitting in front of the slow burning fire...ahh, I enjoyed every minute.  I did get a chance to head outside early this morning and noticed our apple tree blossoms had opened...pretty with the rain drops...

This is what the day has looked like. 
The rain has fallen all day, filling the view with a shroud of cloud!  But as I looked around me, I could see all the trees just beginning to "green up" the mountain (as they say around here), and found the different hues of the newly unfolding leaves colorful in a muted sort of way.  It made me think how happy the trees are, soaking in all this lovely rain.  And that reminded me of one of my dad's favorite poems, so I thought I'd share it.
~Joyce Kilmer

 I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

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Dad/Pepere said...

Only God can make a tree...but you can make a great blog! Hugs!

Lise said...

Thanks dad! Hugs back:)