Monday, June 29, 2009

Blue Sky, Winter Trees

The Plane Trees in the Avenue that runs past our house have lost their leaves and are down to their beautiful strong bones! Although the trees are bare, I find the silhouette of the trunks and branches against the blue sky uplifting!
Charles was once similarly inspired:

But, for all that, they had a very pleasant walk.
The trees were bare of leaves,
and the river was bare of water-lilies;

but the sky was not bare of its beautiful blue,
and the water reflected it,

and a delicious wind ran with the stream,
touching the surface crisply
.
Charles Dickens

7 comments:

Estelle said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the extract - clever link. I love that the sky was not bare of its blue (-:

elk said...

one of the most beautiful parts of a tree and so often overlooked..you have photographed it well ...such a treat! ~elk

Creative Cotton said...

Lovely poem and photos too.

Di Overton said...

So weird to see winter when it's our summer.

Anairam said...

I think I love bare trees more than when they have their leaves on - there is something quite strong, but also vulnerable about those bare branches. Lovely quote. I've read too little Dickens ...

kendalee said...

Beautiful! The essence revealed...

Tommy Bahama Bedding said...

Really pretty photos :) I'm glad it's summer here, though.