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Treaty of Verdun number

In Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Emotion, Fotografia, FujiX100s, Imagemaker, Photography, Words of music on 2020/01/15 at 04:00

According to Buddha

When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You are too this, or I’m too this.’ That judgment mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.

hedy bach images - birch -7

hedy bach images - birch -9

hedy bach images - birch -8

and the seasons they go round and round
and the painted ponies go up and down
we’re captive on the carousel of time
we can’t return we can only look behind
from where we came
and go round and round and round
in the circle game

***

birch ~ Amiskwaskahegan, Alberta ~ January 2020

  1. Wonderful, thought-provoking images and words, Hedy. ❤️

  2. I love the quote and I love the photographs.

  3. So lovely images and quote Hedy!!!❤️️❤️️❤️️

  4. I enjoyed this one…it was definitely thought-provoking. We are often far too critical of ourselves and others. Thanks for reminding me to see with a non-judging eye. Have a great day!

  5. Love birches! Fine set.

    • We have many Harrie 🤓 I have always had an affinity for them…as a little human we made paper from them…and I see faces in them…fun trees to me ☺️🤓💫

  6. I like being reminded of that quote. It also reminds me of Byron Katie: how do we know someone/something is meant to be the way it is? Because that’s the way it is.
    Beautiful photographs, all three of them.
    Alison

  7. wow, that is unbelievable… ..what a spell in this images. I’m fascinated. – you are a master of storytelling by a triptych . – many smiles over the pond 🙂

    • I’ve stared at these trees for a long time actually…not these ones but birch trees since girlhood…we made paper…and notes…all fun memories…smiles back Markus humble thank you ☺️💫🤗

  8. Most trees around here stand straight but there are some that have been blown hard
    by (hurricane) Irma and now have a noticeable lean. My dear wife says they
    are going to fall over at any time. I say, perhaps, but it might take another hurricane.
    I love seeing each and every season. Wonderful close ups Hedy
    Take more

    • ☺️🤓👣📷it’s so peaceful for 🐶 and me…delicious sun…it’s been very fresh here…milder days ahead 🤗😎 …I also love the seasons and snow…but hurricanes I imagine not so much 😱…I’ve experienced a tornado once that was scary…today I am grateful for EPCOR Utilities…🤓☕️

  9. ‘and the painted ponies go up and down’

    (-:

  10. Those photos are really cool I like the way you see them. It makes them look more unique than “just trees”

  11. These are very cool, Hedy – a new look at an old friend. Something about the second one holds my eyes. 🙂 Smiles to you!

  12. BTW, the “quote” makes me smile because I have been doing a similar thing lately, specifically around aging skin and bark, i.e. why do I admire the furrowed, roughened bark of ancient trees but want my our own skin to be more smooth and youthful?

  13. Oh Miss Hedy … what a beautiful quote to wake up to! Ah and I do so love trees ❤️ Wonderful pics my friend … hugs J

  14. It is a good idea to look at people like trees. I can now think of a few stupid trees… 😉
    (Don’t mind me, I have a bad attitude…) 🙂

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