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A life in trees

The other evening, my wife and I went for a stroll along the Thames Path 
not far from London's Chelsea Harbour and stopped to sit awhile in a 
delightful spot known as Imperial Park where greenery and calm are to be 
found.
 
As we parked ourselves on a bench savouring the ambiance of a summer's
eve in a big city blessed with trees, grass and flowers in abundance, I took 
these two pictures from where we sat for those few minutes. 
A gentle breeze made its presence known by playing out a symphonic poem
on the panoply of leaves of the rock elm trees standing close to each other:
music that sounds out a message where life is in the ascendant and it means 
so much to be alive and to be able to appreciate moments of magic like this. 
 
These two images will always remind me of the simple, sublime happiness 
one can experience from the existence of nature all around us. 
 
Onwards and upwards,
Nicholas 
Chosenia tree
Chosenia tree
 
 

Rock elm tree

Rock elm trees
 
 
 

Comments 3

 
Rosy Cole on Sunday, 02 August 2020 16:13

Trees have such awesome vigour and staying power. There's a silver birch, fifty or sixty feet high, outside my study window and it's indispensable to calm and creativity. For logistical purposes, my desk was recently turned round to face the other way and inspiration fled.

Those moments you describe are the breath of life and, thankfully savoured, give rise to others. So kind of you to share, Nicholas.

Trees have such awesome vigour and staying power. There's a silver birch, fifty or sixty feet high, outside my study window and it's indispensable to calm and creativity. For logistical purposes, my desk was recently turned round to face the other way and inspiration fled. Those moments you describe are the breath of life and, thankfully savoured, give rise to others. So kind of you to share, Nicholas.
Nicholas Mackey on Saturday, 08 August 2020 11:55

Thank you, Rosy for reading and commenting.

Thank you, Rosy for reading and commenting.
Virginia M Macasaet on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 08:31

Beautiful writing! I sketch trees and they bring me peace and calm :-)

Beautiful writing! I sketch trees and they bring me peace and calm :-)
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