Monday, March 15, 2010

In the shadow, twinkle and good answers

- In the shadow of Stone Mountain, the startling sight of a sea of trees turned breathlessly pink.

- Sitting at a table with a group of women at dinner, one of them departs and says, "Be good!" An elderly woman and I look at each other and she twinkles, "I'm not going to be good, are you?" "No, I don't think I will." :)

- During the childrens' sermon at church, a woman asks them, "What do we get from trees?" Quick answers, "wood" "oxygen" "paper." It makes everyone proud of these smart little ones. We were expecting maybe, "apples" which would have been a good answer, too.


LL Cool Joe said...

Life is too short to be good...all the time! :D

I love what the kids say in church during their part of the service. :D

Lynn said...

Joe -

Wow - you were just here! Life is too short to be good all the time - agree!

The woman doing the childrens' sermon is making a "family tree" that will be in her office. Children will be able to decorate it with items that represent their family.

Unseen India Tours said...

Beautiful words !! Great post !

TALON said...

The froth of blossoms is stunning! Trees really do look pretty in pink!

I love the idea of decorating a family tree with items that reflect the families - that will be really neat!

My Mom always says, "If you can't be good, be careful." I've done my best :)

Lynn said...

Bharat -

Thank you!

Talon -

I don't know what tree that is, but someone will tell us. Redbud? They seem to be too pink to be cherry trees.

One little girl piped up and asked if they could make the items to go on the tree. Love that enthusiasm.

Yes - I've heard that, too - if you can't be good, be careful! :)

Meredith said...

Love the tree-centered post. Those kids are wonderfully informed. (And isn't that exciting?) I suspect I would have said apple or cherry or fig at their age.

No, don't be good, dear Lynn. Be real, which is so much more fun!

What a beautiful sight you were graced with at Stone Mountain. We're to visit Atlanta and Decatur in a few days, and I cannot wait to see all of the blooms. Both are fabulously blooming cities in spring. :)

Kim said...

Could they be flowering dogwood? Whatever they are, beautiful for sure! If I travel up towards Folkston this weekend will I see blossoms? :)
Have a great week!

Lynn said...

Meredith -

Yes - real is definitely better than good. :)

I will be great to be back in your old stomping grounds, I'm sure. I think the weather is supposed to be nice for the weekend.

Kim -

I think dogwoods are white, so I don't know. Whatever they are - they are gorgeous. Yes - if it is blooming in Atlanta, it definitely will be in Folkston.

Riot Kitty said...

Lovely picture and great stories!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Awesome photo! We have those trees by the center of town (not ready to bloom yet tho-)
Like you have to be reminded to be good- Usually I save that one for kids-
Now I depart saying, "Have Fun!"
I think the best things I get from trees is Shade, birds, n autunm colors! (smart kids- What they didn't say "Fixed Carbon?"

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -


Snaggle Tooth -

I did some rare photo editing to crop out some cars that were sticking up into the picture. The pesky light pole had to stay though.

lol at Fixed Carbon. :) That might have been next.

BeluBelloBelle said...

Like those color sticky on the trees. So smooth pinky and beautiful like the words arrange :)

Kim said...

Nope, there are pink ones too! :)

Magyar said...

__Often I've returned to this photo, the sighting of this green, framed by the pink blossomed trees. Nature's focal point, one might muse. _m

Lynn said...

Belinda -

Thank you for coming by! I like your blog very much.

Kim -

You are indeed correct. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

Magyar -

I am glad that you liked the flowering trees. They are the beginning of what promises to be flowers and trees bursting out all over. Thank you for stopping by.

Jewel Allen said...

I hope I will be as spunky like those women someday.

Beautiful photo. I love flowers on trees and cannot wait for spring to arrive here.