Saturday, October 09, 2010

Sequoia pinecone

The leaves are falling,
falling as from way off,
as though far gardens withered in the skies;
they are falling with denying gestures.
And in the nights the heavy earth is falling from all the stars down into loneliness.
We all are falling.
This hand falls.
And look at others:
it is in them all.
And yet there is one who holds this falling endlessly gently in his hands.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Autumn


  1. Always found pine cones to be very artfully pretty... and of course- you are a wonderful photographer- that helps too.

  2. Thank you so much for such a beautiful poem!

    And look at that amazing giant pine cone!!! WOW!!!! That's a big one!! Me and Charlie are in AWE!!!

    Take care

  3. Great picture and poem. We loved them both!

  4. Lovely poem. That is a huge pinecone!

  5. Whoa that is a big pine cone....we love the poem too...
    Happy Saturday to you all,
    Madi and Mom

  6. That is the biggest pine cone we have ever seen.
    Thank you for the lovely poem.

  7. The pine cone is big, but it's dwarfed by the tree itself!

  8. We live not too far from the Sequoia trees! And we have some beautiful coastal redwoods in our neighborhood. Great pinecone!

  9. Lovely words, great photo=I always enjoy your Saturday posts for their originality...Love the rest of your posts for your gorgeous kitty photos and kind heart!...Have a great day...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

  10. That is so pretty, I don't think I seen one quite like it!

  11. I've never seen such a huge pinecone!
    I loved the poem very much.

  12. Very very pretty. Mom seems to vaguely remember that in order to germinate the seeds have to be in a fire or something? Is she right?

    Imagine each one of those seeds becoming a giant tree one day.


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