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Leaves and bark, leaves and bark,
To lean against and hear in the dark.
Petals I may have once pursued.
Leaves are all my darker mood.

-Robert Frost "Leaves Compared With Flowers"
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A word of consolation
A word of consolation
A merry dance in the forest.
A merry dance in the forest.
Imprisoned
Imprisoned
Elephant's ears in our backyard
Elephant's ears in our backyard
I can feel the shadows lurking, I can feel them closing in...
I can feel the shadows lurking, I can feel them closing in...
Soft landing
Soft landing
Aleuria aurantia often called the Orange Peel Fungus.
Aleuria aurantia often called the "Orange Peel Fungus".
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.     Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)
Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore.
Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore.
Not here  For ivy climbs the crumbling hall To decorate decay.
Not here "For ivy climbs the crumbling hall To decorate decay".
Today is a new day, turning over a new leaf, not holding grudges.
Today is a new day, turning over a new leaf, not holding grudges.
Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?  -Maurice Freehill
Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light? -Maurice Freehill
Don't make a mountain out of a molehill. -proverb
Don't make a mountain out of a molehill. -proverb
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.  -Chinese Proverb
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. -Chinese Proverb
 Pride in wealth and position Is overlooking one's collapse. -Lao Tzu
Pride in wealth and position Is overlooking one's collapse. -Lao Tzu
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree but it preserves it.  -Confucius
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree but it preserves it. -Confucius
 Well lay down your swords, boys, lay down your guns.......Shawn Mullins album
Well lay down your swords, boys, lay down your guns.......Shawn Mullins album
Every time when I look in the mirror......
Every time when I look in the mirror......
Constant development is the law of life.....
Constant development is the law of life.....
However long the night, the dawn will break.
However long the night, the dawn will break.
Education is the movement from darkness to light.  -Allan Bloom
Education is the movement from darkness to light. -Allan Bloom
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
As I shuffle down the path leading through the park...
As I shuffle down the path leading through the park...
...  make us sing and dance, make faces...
... make us sing and dance, make faces...
What we are doing to the forests of the world is.......
What we are doing to the forests of the world is.......
Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother. 	-Moroccan saying
Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother. -Moroccan saying
If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything. -Thich Nhat Hanh
If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything. -Thich Nhat Hanh
You can't hide your true colours as you approach the autumn of your life. -author unknown
You can't hide your true colours as you approach the autumn of your life. -author unknown
If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come. -Chinese proverb
If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come. -Chinese proverb
Beauty in nature feeds the soul and I will always hunger for the visual delight.
Beauty in nature feeds the soul and I will always hunger for the visual delight.
Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little. -Cheng Yen
Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little. -Cheng Yen
Autumn's Last Stand
Autumn's Last Stand
An age is called dark, not because the light fails to shine but because people refuse to see it.  -James Michener
An age is called "dark," not because the light fails to shine but because people refuse to see it. -James Michener
Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.  -Mark Twain
Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary. -Mark Twain
 To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.  -Emily Dickinson
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. -Emily Dickinson
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily.  To not dare is to lose oneself.  -Soren Kierkegaard
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. -Soren Kierkegaard
 I hear the wind among the trees...
I hear the wind among the trees...
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.  -George Jean Nathan
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles. -George Jean Nathan
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.  -Bertrand Russell
War does not determine who is right - only who is left. -Bertrand Russell
 War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.  -Thomas Mann
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. -Thomas Mann
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  -Plato
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. -Plato
Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.  -Dennis Gabor,
Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature. -Dennis Gabor,
Such is the human race, often it seems a pity that Noah... didn't miss the boat.  -Mark Twain
Such is the human race, often it seems a pity that Noah... didn't miss the boat. -Mark Twain
 Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.  -Mark Twain
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. -Mark Twain
Kalanchoe leaf
Kalanchoe leaf
New leaf
New leaf
Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.
Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.
Tanned by the summer sun.
Tanned by the summer sun.
 Ficus leaves
Ficus leaves
 Kalanchoe leaf
Kalanchoe leaf
 We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  -Native American Proverb
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. -Native American Proverb
 Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.  -Epictetus
Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly. -Epictetus
 Don't knock the weather...
Don't knock the weather...
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.  -Kahlil Gibran
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. -Kahlil Gibran
Earned her stripes.
Earned her stripes.
Be proud to wear the colours that you call your own...
Be proud to wear the colours that you call your own...
Life is full of lots of up and downs.....
Life is full of lots of up and downs.....
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up. - Pearl Buck
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up. - Pearl Buck
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.  - Kahlil Gibran
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. - Kahlil Gibran
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. -Plutarch
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. -Plutarch
No place to dwell on negative thoughts...
No place to dwell on negative thoughts...
Starry eyed.
Starry eyed.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  -Albert Camus
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. -Albert Camus
Every artist was first an amateur. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every artist was first an amateur. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Photosynthetic pathways
Photosynthetic pathways
Faith is often the boast of the man who is too lazy to investigate.   — F.M. Knowles
Faith is often the boast of the man who is too lazy to investigate. — F.M. Knowles
A ray of sun between the showers
A ray of sun between the showers
Stringy bark
Stringy bark
Every leaf on every tree...
Every leaf on every tree...
Where the dead leaf fell, there did it rest.  -John Keats
Where the dead leaf fell, there did it rest. -John Keats
Smoke of the bushfires gave this backyard shot an eerie glow
Smoke of the bushfires gave this backyard shot an eerie glow
Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll
Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll
At last good soaking rain
At last good soaking rain
George Santayana  ... everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.
George Santayana ... everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.
I've been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came..Bob Dylan
I've been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came..Bob Dylan
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts -Rachel Carson
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts -Rachel Carson
The fall of a leaf is a whisper to the living. - Russian Proverb
The fall of a leaf is a whisper to the living. - Russian Proverb
Putting  colourful Tasmania on the map
Putting colourful Tasmania on the map
Nature's graffiti work
Nature's graffiti work
Spring will follow winter
Spring will follow winter
Let my song be as simple as the waking in the morning...
Let my song be as simple as the waking in the morning...
	When walking through the valley of shadows, remember, a shadow is cast by a Light -Austin O'Malley
When walking through the "valley of shadows," remember, a shadow is cast by a Light -Austin O'Malley
The day I see a leaf  is a marvel of a day -  Kenneth Patton
The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day - Kenneth Patton
Australian scene made of bark
Australian scene made of bark
Pleasures lie thickest where no pleasures seem...
Pleasures lie thickest where no pleasures seem...
In the woods and fields
In the woods and fields
Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.
Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.
Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts. -Charles Dickens
Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts. -Charles Dickens
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.Betty Smith
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.Betty Smith
There is always something to make you wonder...
There is always something to make you wonder...
Nature will bear the closest inspection.
Nature will bear the closest inspection.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.  - Lao Tzu
Great acts are made up of small deeds. - Lao Tzu
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.  -     Erma Louise Bombeck
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. - Erma Louise Bombeck
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? - Albert Camus
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? - Albert Camus
 The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.  -Dorothy Day
"The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up." -Dorothy Day
Don't fence me in. No. Poppa, don't you fence me in.
Don't fence me in. No. Poppa, don't you fence me in.
One life - a little gleam of Time between two Eternities. - Thomas Carlyle
One life - a little gleam of Time between two Eternities. - Thomas Carlyle
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. -Og Mandino
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. -Og Mandino
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.  - Marcus Aelius Aurelius
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. - Marcus Aelius Aurelius
I'm hanging on today - And nothing's gonna stop me, anyway
I'm hanging on today - And nothing's gonna stop me, anyway
And the despair of dark descent...
And the despair of dark descent...
No, you never get any fun out of the things you haven't done. -Ogden Nash
No, you never get any fun out of the things you haven't done. -Ogden Nash
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor.  -Eric Hoffer
"It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor." -Eric Hoffer
 I dress to kill, but tastefully. - Freddie Mercury
I dress to kill, but tastefully. - Freddie Mercury
fallen leaf -  wet path - sky bound
fallen leaf - wet path - sky bound
Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.  -Ed Howe
Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on. -Ed Howe
Louis the fly doing a burnout  and a donut
Louis the fly doing a burnout and a donut
Dreams are renewable...
Dreams are renewable...
These walls exhibit more harmony than the  colourful city councillors inside
These walls exhibit more harmony than the colourful city councillors inside
It is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.-Charles Kuralt
It is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.-Charles Kuralt
On pavements and the bark of trees I have found whole worlds. - Mark Tobey
On pavements and the bark of trees I have found whole worlds. - Mark Tobey
It's amazing what you'll find face to face.
It's amazing what you'll find face to face.
Oh, For The Time When I Shall Sleep
Oh, For The Time When I Shall Sleep
Kalanchoe canopy
Kalanchoe canopy
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disapointed.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disapointed.
The desire to survive and the fear of death are artistic sentiments. -Salvador Dali
The desire to survive and the fear of death are artistic sentiments. -Salvador Dali
Shaped by our thoughts
Shaped by our thoughts
 All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.  -William Faulkner
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. -William Faulkner
Carpet
Carpet
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.  This is not done by jostling in the street.  -William Blake
Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street. -William Blake
The Ginkgo tree can have a long life span, 1,000 or older. In China the oldest Ginkgo is about 3,500 years old!
The Ginkgo tree can have a long life span, 1,000 or older. In China the oldest Ginkgo is about 3,500 years old!
An Elephant's Ear collects some Japanese Maple leaves
An Elephant's Ear collects some Japanese Maple leaves
Melancholic reflection of summer days past
Melancholic reflection of summer days past
Had this eucalyptus leaf for ages, between the pages of a book that I didn't finish reading
Had this eucalyptus leaf for ages, between the pages of a book that I didn't finish reading
Shadow play
Shadow play
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844
                         Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.  -Danny Kaye
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. -Danny Kaye
Sun lit leaves
Sun lit leaves
Decorated bridge over pond
Decorated bridge over pond
  They took all the trees....
They took all the trees....
 A two-faced man is more venomous Than the snake with two fangs.
A two-faced man is more venomous Than the snake with two fangs.
 Iron bark ( Eucalyptus sideroxylon )
Iron bark ( Eucalyptus sideroxylon )
Birch leaf shadow on bark
Birch leaf shadow on bark
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