Thursday, February 9, 2017

PINE CONE



"Wake up little pinecone
The rain has fallen and the air is fresh
And someday you will be a tree
The tallest tree in the land.

Wake up and see for yourself
The soil is rich and the land grows under your feet
But most of all, my little pinecone
Expect great things from yourself

Wake up and see for yourself
See how the universe plays in the branches
While mountain glaciers melt in sun

Shake the snow from your beautiful head
Wake up from your peaceful nap and see
How this is your destiny."

~This wonderful poem is by Richard Fuerst~

58 comments:

  1. The poem is lovely, Denise, and your photo is gorgeous! I hope you are having a great week, thank you so much for sharing. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda, we are having a very nice week and I hope the same for you.

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  2. beautiful photo. our pine cones are eaten by squirrels down to nubbins. or used to be, the hawk ate all the squirrels. wish he could eat raccons and possums

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  3. Hi Denise, super image of the pine cone and a wonderful poem I have never had the pleasure to read before. All the best, John

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    1. Happy I introduced a new poem to you John. I enjoyed it too. Best to you also, Denise :)

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  4. The picture and the poem are very beautiful!
    Greetings Elke

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  5. Lovely poem....

    Evoking the coming of spring, among other things.

    But no spring here, today...

    It will come.... It will come...

    But for now, I'm still enjoying the cozy feeling, of being almost snow-bound. :-)

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    1. Thanks LC, no spring here either but we don't have the snow you have. Stay warm :)

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  6. Hello, I love the poem and the pretty pine cone image. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.

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  7. Beautiful pine cone picture, and wonderful poem to match! Makes one think how we need to appreciate all that is around us, and seize each and every day.

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    1. I agree Ginny, more and more I try to do that.

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  8. Excellent selection of poetry, and a pretty shot!

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    1. Thank you Francisco and I send you a hug and hope you will have a great weekend.

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  10. Lovely - I haven't seen or read that one before. I woke up this morning to snow and hoping it doesn't last; I don't want it to kill off new shoots on bushes and trees.

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    1. Hi Valerie, thank you. I heard you are having one of the coldest days of winter over there, so I hope you are staying inside and all toasty :) Keeping fingers crossed for your garden.

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  11. your photo is wonderful, it's so clear and crisp! the poem is wonderful as well. the area looks beautiful with the water and nature all around.
    happy Friday!
    Marie

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    1. Thank you Marie, it helped that we went in that long light on a sunny day. Timing is the key and beautiful surroundings :) Happy Saturday to you :)

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  12. Lovely picture
    Lovely words in the poem

    Happy Weekend Wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan and Happy Weekend to you too.

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  13. Interesting poem. It could be a children's book!

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  14. Delightful poem Denise, and a love photograph. Enjoy your weekend :D)

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    1. Thank you Sue and I wish you the same :)

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  15. Pine cones. I have a box full from a friend in CA. My parrots love them. When I was a kid, dad had us plant hundreds of Loblolly pine saplings to restore a barren patch behind the church. Did the same with my girls scout troop behind Our Lady of Angels in Woodbridge.

    May I recommend 'Longleaf' to you. Story of the huge pine forest that once dominated the Southeast coastal plains.

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    1. I did not know that parrots enjoyed pine cones. How lovely that your dad had you plant so many, and set the seed for you to plant them in Woodbridge with your girls. Thank you for the recommend, I shall check that one out.

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  16. Denise, Robert Frost is one of our favorite poets. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. One of mine too Doug. Thanks for the visit :)

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  17. Pretty photo and poem! Have a Happy Valentine's Day, Denise. :D

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    1. Thank you Kristin, and a Happy Valentine's Day to you also.

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  18. Lovely poem! thank you for sharing it! have a great weekend!

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    1. Than you Kelleyn, glad you enjoyed it. Have a great weekend also.

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  19. Photo and poem matches. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you DA and happy Sunday to you too :)

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  20. Szszki I love this tree. I have at home a few. Nice line. Regards.

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    1. Greetings Giga, and thank you for visiting.

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  21. Georgia has its fair share of pine cones. This is a beautiful photo and I love the poem. Have a lovely evening.

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  22. Beautiful illustration to a poem (and poet) that I didn't know and am so glad that I do now. Thank you.

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    1. The poet was new to me too Sallie. I'm happy you enjoyed him.

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  23. Beautiful poem! Pinecones are among the most beautiful things about winter. I have artificial flowers in my pots on my front porch--I did white roses and pinecones for winter. It looks great!

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    1. They must look lovely Stephanie. I used to have a basket full of pine cones on my hearth. I loved the smell of them.

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  24. BEAUTIFUL ,glad you shared this lovely poem!!!
    seeing for yourself is venture that reveals true meaning of life to you !

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    1. Thank you for your very kind words baili :)

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