Wednesday, June 1, 2011

trillium woods


entering the trillium woods
i can't help feeling the calm
of the trees


while all around me
i can hear the thrilled whisperings
of the little-mouthed flowers

17 comments:

Titus said...

Gorgeous.

Ruth said...

I can't help thinking of the ents. :-)

Beautiful, Steven.

The word verification is 'shnowsr' and I see 'snow shower' which is sort of what your trillium are like.

Dave King said...

Superb. Good to meet another "Woodie".

steven said...

titus thankyou. they last for such a brief time but the sudden multiplicity is a joy! steven

steven said...

ruth - me too! whenever i'm in a wood and hear their stories or feel them simply watching i think of the ents. steven

steven said...

ahhh dave. i've always loved the woods. they're one of the best places to play. one of the best places to learn. steven

Valerianna said...

Oh my, that sure IS a trillium woods! I have them here, but not in such profusion - little bunches tucked next to hemlocks here and there. Nothing quite like yours!!

ellen abbott said...

pretty. my sister has blue ones that cover about half of one of her acres in the spring.

Reya Mellicker said...

I swear I can hear the whispers just by looking at the images!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Three exquisite photographs in a row steven - love the header with the raindrops on the iris too.

Tess Kincaid said...

quintessential peace

steven said...

valerianna - it's a suddenness and then it is gone in a suddenness. the little whisperings are so loud!! steven

steven said...

ellen - i would really like to see blue ones. one of my life dreams is to see a bluebell wood. i'm close i think. you know how you can feel a life experience coming. steven

steven said...

reya- their little mouths moved ever so slightly as i walked through and they were telling each other stories about something i couldn't understand at all but it was a story only as long as their short-lived flowering. steven

steven said...

weaver thankyou. the header is of some very tiny wild violets in my back garden. they arrived as a gift on the wind. steven

steven said...

tess - really those woods are so quiet and then also so filled with stories. it's your choice what you notice and so you can adjust the volume if you like. steven

Liza Ursu said...

I hear them too steven.
"little-mouthed flowers"
that is just stunning!