Christmas Trees in London (some of them)

“The Christmas tree is a symbol of love, not money. There’s a kind of glory to them when they’re all lit up that exceeds anything all the money in the world could buy.”
― Andy Rooney

 

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Christmas tree at Covent Garden

“Glittering tinsel,
lights, glass balls, and candy canes
dangle from pine trees.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

 

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Another Christmas Tree at a restaurant near Covent Garden

“The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature.” – Andy Rooney

 

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At St Pancras International station (made of roses)

“There’s no experience quite like cutting your own live Christmas tree out of your neighbour’s yard.”
― Dan Florence

 

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At Trafalgar Square (donated by City of Oslo, Norway)

 

 

 

 

Recording our emptiness

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.
~Khalil Gibran

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Wilderness

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
― John Muir

One of my favorite photographs from my trip to Matheran, Pune, India. I have always loved the way sunlight shines through the trees. And this was in the wilderness during our early morning walk. I loved that place.

There was light

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Komorebi…. a word I finally found out for my obsession to see the light filtering through the trees. I am always fascinated by it. Always. I took this photograph when I went to my Zumba class on last Saturday morning and it was taken in a park near by. I was so happy to see the sun shine bright after a couple of gloomy rainy days. Since I am not that good with words, I am gonna go with the following quote and submit this post as my first entry to Nature Chills Challenge.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” ― William Blake