"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Thursday, August 12, 2010

What are the chances......

look closely for the clue...

Of finding...

this small clay pot...

 when falling...

from high in a tree.....

landing right inside.....

and sprouting.....a new life

I am a Pine Tree, no more than one inch high! 

And this...
Is my Mother!!!

I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

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.

~Joyce Kilmer, "Trees," 1914


  1. One inch pine tree?
    How delightful that can be!
    Someday it's gonna be mighty,
    With happy robins and family.

  2. That poem has been a favorite of mine since I was just a young girl. Lovely post.

  3. What an amazing feat for this little one! Great post ... and thanks for reminding me of that great poem.

  4. Thank you for stopping in Meredehuit!

  5. Bernie, I was so amazed when I discovered this growing. The little clay pot was completely covered by the viola plant. I was picking pine needles out of it when I saw this little sprout. I will of course need to transplant it soon or I will not get it out of the small pot.

    Thank you for stopping in!

  6. That's beautiful and I love the poem! God the Creator of all things, and the wonders of nature itself. Have a wonderful weekend Carla!

  7. Very cool, Carla and cooler yet, you won a prize in my contest. Please e-mail me your mailing address and I'll send you your prize! Nancy

  8. Lovely! Very touching post. I have just discovered your blog over at blotanical. Looking forward to exploring your garden and world. ;>)

  9. Oh this is just wonderful!Miracles happen right in front of us and we just have to look close enough to see them.I'm glad you looked closely:-) I've always loved that poem and it is perfect for this!

  10. Carol an Jan, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I will hop on over to your blogs now to see how your gardens are growing.

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  12. Hi Josh, I think I will pass on this one. Thank you though for stopping by and for the offer.


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