Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sometimes you just can't see the forest for the...


This weekend is all about planting trees here in Australia and so today, I thought I'd take a look at our leafy friends.

Trees serve to remind us of the seasons -

"The Softest Sky" metallic photography print by Shaded Memories, "Canopy" photographic print by Photo Ladz,  "Green is Gold" print by sightclutter and "Winter Tree" by thequietcanadian

and can help you to feel as though you are flying -

Left hand side: High heels and Diet Dr. Pepper and on the right: Gear Patrol and Sweet Eventide

they can provide a means to while away the hours -

Clockwise from the top left: Got Art?, 123RF, Writing as Jo(e) and sfgirlbybay

or to lose yourself to your imagination -

Image credits: 14905 South 46th St, Our Year at the Farm and Jason Silver

they can create a perfect backdrop for dining whether it's a simple picnic -

Images via: sfgirlbybay, B&B in progress and Superstock

or something more elaborate -

On the left:  The Design Tabloid and sfgirlbybay; in the centre: The Design Tabloid and on the right: Country Living 

Trees can even remind us of our "roots" -

Custom Family Trees by genuinely yours, cozyblue and PBJandJ

 and remember -

                              "A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity."
                                                                                                                        Alexander Smith

Happy, happy weekend to you,
Stephie x


  1. Have a fantastic weekend Stephie. I love trees very much, and would love to ahve a hammock in the garden but don't have trees big enough! xxx

  2. Hello Stephie:
    What an absolutely delightful post which through your carefully chosen images, and thoughtful words, and the way in which you have presented the two, becomes for the reader something approaching an illustrated poem.

    As Mozart is to music, so we always feel that trees are to gardening. Happy, shady, weekend!

  3. Hi Stephie,

    There is something about trees. A garden could not do without them. It would be so boring. You chose some beautiful images. Love the swings, the hammocks and the images of the outdoor tables!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

  4. I hope you have a great weekend - I hope to have a little picnic underneath a shady tree this weekend - you just inspired me!

  5. O what a beautiful post you made.
    i was dreaming at climbing in trees again:)

    xx Ingrid

  6. Thanks Em! I have the same problem! Maybe you can get one on a frame - it's not quite the same though is it?

    Thankyou so much Jane and Lance for your lovely comment. The Mozart analogy is just perfect.

    Hi Madelief. Yes! Trees really do make a garden. I want a swing with ribbons - so pretty!

    Same to you e! Glad to have inspired you. We are having some lovely weather here in Sydney this weekend so a picnic is a pretty tempting proposition for me too!

    Thanks Ingrid! It's been a long time since I've climbed a tree too. I wonder how we'd go?!

    Thanks so much everyone for visiting and have a wonderful weekend, Stephie x

  7. I love this post and love the lanterns hanging from the trees! There is nothing better than a tree swing!!

  8. Great post. I love trees.
    Have a nice day and week.
    Grt, Helmi

  9. And they are very fun to draw! Great post about trees and a great reminder of all the good things they provide for us!

  10. aww trees really are such giant friends. my dad built us a treehouse when we were kids and we loved it more than our bedrooms!

  11. Beautiful! Trees should be loved by humans.

  12. Thanks everyone! Gotta love the trees!

    Happy Wednesday, Stephie x