Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Winter trees

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease,

avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods.

But he cannot save them from fools.

- John Muir

These two trees are on our smallholding, one on each side of the fence, and this was done when we were still firmly in the grip of Winter. Although the Blue gums are evergreen, they seem to take on a winter jacket and mourn with the rest of nature the loss of greenery and colour. In summer, although they don't have any extra leaves, they seem to shout out "summer is back!"


  1. Absolutely brilliant - not only the painting but also the quote. Well done!

    Color Pencil Drawing: Radhe Krishna

  2. Thank you for you kind comment Megha! Nice that you visited!

  3. Beautiful, Maree! I too love John Muir's quote. I used it on a final page of a tree book I created - hoping it would give people a hint.......

  4. Excellent Pam! When, where and how are we going to be able to see this Tree Book? Sounds wonderfully exciting...


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