Thursday, July 15, 2010

the green cathedral

the entrance to the woods


i love these three wise trees
and always say hello when i pass them
on my way

deeper into the woods



and i love when i enter the deep space which feels like a green cathedral



even the air is green

23 comments:

Linda Sue said...

I spy with my little eye something...GREEN!

steven said...

hey linda sue!!! is it your shoes?

Noelle Renee said...

I think this is beautiful! I often feel so at peace in the middle of a wood, as if I am in a church but not enclosed. It is a lovely feeling of contemplative isolation. Beautiful photos and thoughts.

steven said...

hi noelle, i love going into woodlots for that very reason. there's a sense of entering a space, which is strange because they're entirely connected to everything else just like all sacred spaces but there's a different quality to trees gathered together like this. community. steven

Kay said...

beautiful....i'm glad that i'm not the only one to talk to trees..sometimes i they even get a hug!!
gorgeous,lush green...stunning.x

acornmoon said...

I can almost hear the green!

Elisabeth said...

Cathedrals are man made, forests from nature.

It's interesting that we tend to equate something from the natural world to something man made.

Shouldn't it be the other way around - the cathedral reminds us of a forest.

It's all that green that you don't find in cathedrals I suppose, though the majesty is there in both.

Thanks, Steven, for some beautiful images and words. The green is so wonderful.

Bonnie said...

Truly sacred space.

willow said...

Thanks for letting me worship a bit in your lovely cathedral!

TechnoBabe said...

These pictures remind me of when we lived in Virginia. So pretty. So peaceful.

Suz said...

your words are lovely
as are your words
green air
I like that

ellen abbott said...

I really miss being near a good stand of woods.

steven said...

hello kay - i talk to trees, birds, rabbits, chipmunks - almost anything alive!!! steven

steven said...

valerie - it is that overwhelming!!! steven

steven said...

elsiabeth i like your insight here. i think that equating the natural to the manmade is certainly and probably wisely reversed to greater effect! steven

steven said...

bonnie truly!! steven

steven said...

hey willow! i sometimes wish that technology was at a more advanced stage so that this could be a more immersive experience but our minds can fill in the spaces and make the connections for now. steven

steven said...

hi technobabe - i love riding through trees. walking through trees. drifiting through trees in a canoe or kayak. i know i'd miss it if i was living in the middle of a city with no access to woodlands. steven

steven said...

suz thankyou. steven

steven said...

ellen perhaps you need to plant one! steven

Dan Gurney said...

Like you, I love walking, riding, and especially floating through trees on a canoe or kayak. I also like just sitting under them listening and breathing and feeling grateful for them. We humans are tree people from waaay back.

The Weaver of Grass said...

That is, without a doubt, the greenest greenness I have ever seen, Steven. Lovely shots. And I love those three wise trees.

Annie said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos. It's a peaceful green, and I love also, to consider the trees my friends, and to greet them.