Friday, April 15, 2011

Tree Fetish

I’ve always had a big fascination with trees. They are intricate beings which always have a way of perplexing and inspiring me. Often times they can be quite calming which brings a favorite quote of mine to mind.

“Paradise is when nothing comes between the eye and the tree.” – Elie Wiesel

I always think of this quote as I’m lying on a beach admiring a palm tree with nothing but blue in the distance. It’s the perfect Corona commercial.

Living in New York I’m obviously not surrounded by an excess of nature. I go to the park when I can and enjoy the extra oxygen. One of my favorite things about my neighborhood on the Upper West Side is the trees lining the streets. I was walking up Broadway on my way home from work yesterday and finally we had some sun shining through the buildings. With the filthy city rain finally cleared up I was able to look up and see the blooming trees just starting to feel the light hit them.
I’m a very busy girl so I only stopped to enjoy the beauty of the season long enough to snap a quick shot with my Droid. Then I pranced off to the bar where I belong. My breed isn’t allowed to stay in the light too long you know. We are night dwellers. Even at night those fresh blooms look amazing in the street lights. My spirits are lifted.

9 comments:

Grant said...

I hate nature. For me, paradise is when nature is kept outside and I have nothing to do but bask in the a/c and play video games. Also Japanese women.

Moooooog35 said...

There's a 'wood' joke in here somewhere, I just know it.

Mike said...

I've been meaning to get out and take pictures of the last of the trees in their spring outfits.

jack mehoff said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_OnN0yKQpA

"YOU THE KING OF FOREST?!"

Reb said...

I am glad to see spring has arrived somewhere ;)

Gary's third pottery blog said...

OH! BLOSSOMS!

fiwa said...

lol... I was starting to think a pod person had kidnapped you. Till the end of the post. ;)

The trees are pretty though - I like the way the tree in the last picture almost glows green.

LL said...

Beach? Palm trees? What are these things of which you speak?

The life of the night owl on the other hand... ;)

kcinnova said...

I've been so wrapped up in cleaning (I know well what my kitchen floor looks like from 8 inches away) that I nearly missed the redbud trees in bloom.
When my son was in NYC they made a big deal out of finding any small bit of green. When I was there, it was all about the fire escapes. (I've got a thing about photographing them.)