Deciduous . . . and other returns

Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root.
      ------Carl Linnaeus, Eighteenth century Swedish naturalist
Tree, Nature, Hill, Heart, Light, Glow Of Light, Leaves
All things must come to the soul from its roots,
 from where it is planted.
        -------Teresa of Avila
Rooted deeply in God's rich earth
Leaves decompose for rebirth.
Roll up the blankets 
Green carpets of moss,
Prepare the banquet,
Seasons to cross.
     -----G. Hill
Forest, Root, Tree, Green, Plant, Moss, Nature, Blur
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that brings forth his fruit in his season; h
is leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
     ------Psalm 1:3
Roots, Moss, Tree, Forest Floor
In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. The ultimate return to the earth. And that's the way new leaves grow.
         ― Amit Ray
Leaf, Red, Autumn, Nature, Leaves
Nature doth thus kindly heal every wound. By the mediation of a thousand little mosses and fungi, the most unsightly objects become radiant of beauty. There seem to be two sides of this world, presented us at different times, as we see things in growth or dissolution, in life or death. And seen with the eye of the poet, as God sees them, all things are alive and beautiful.
         ------Henry David Thoreau
Tree, Tree Of Life, Frame, Spiritual
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love.
      -----Ephesians 3:17

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  1. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    Gloria, once again the pictures and wisdom of this message are so beautiful and so true – Thank you!!!

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