Hello Barbara:What an amazing image and a perfect quotation to complement it.
I like this Barbara; that's a great outlook on life and death!
My sentiments are with Ed. Great photo and post as usual.
Beautiful picture, inspiring thought. The header picture is really fine -- wonderful angle.
Perfect. Just perfect.
Barbara, a perfect photo/quote combo!
That's a strange quote with a super shot.
Once again, Abbey speaks truth in an inimitable way. Thank you.
We have "green burial" on the island where I live. No embalming. No viewing. I want to be wrapped in a shroud that decomposes and tossed in hole and covered with dirt. My favourite author Emily Carr wrote, "Dear Mother Earth! I think I have always specially belonged to you. I have loved from babyhood to roll upon you, to lie with my face pressed right down onto you in my sorrows. I love the look of you and the smell of you and the feel of you. When I die, I should like to be in you, uncoffined, unshrouded, the petals of flowers against my flesh and you covering me up."
Jane and Lance -- thanks for the gracious comment -- barbara
Kay -- yes indeed! -- barbara
Mama-Bug -- Edward Abbey's mind traps the essence -- barbara
Grampy -- thanks for the thumbs up -- barbara
Farmchick -- Abbey is succinct -- barbara
June -- thanks for the nice comments -- also -- on the header photo -- barbara
NCmountainwoman -- the spiral of life -- barbara
Sheri -- I thought of Abbey's words when I saw the tree with trunk -- barbara
Birdman -- thanks -- Abbey hits the nail on the head with his words -- barbara
A -- truth is in the nature of life -- barbara
Birdie -- amazing that you have green burials -- appreciated the words of Emily Carr -- barbara
Oh, how beautiful Barbara. I like Abbey a lot and this is the perfect quote for this photo.
Absolutely brilliant quote, and I couldn't agree with it more! It's definitely going into my collection - we've got a great quote swap going lately! :-) Thank you for sharing this, it's just perfect with your photo!
Laloofah -- Yes, we have a swap going. thanks for the good words -- barbara
Cool pic, cool quote!!!
Towanda -- Unfortunately he died at 62 -- an environmental advocate and a political anarchist thinker -- barbara l
Absolutely beautiful, Barbara...thank you.Elora
P.S. I want to thank you again for sharing that fantastic quote, which I just shared with BW (who of course loves it too!) And while I love that your blogroll contains random thumbnail photos, its typical choice of images from my posts drives me crazy! I have several sunflower photos on my latest post, but instead it picks the SkyWatch banner graphic that appears at the bottom, which, adding insult to injury, appears hideously distorted as a thumbnail. Don't mean to kvetch so and know you can't do anything about it, but it does this 90% of the time and I just wish Blogger would teach it to tell photos from graphics! *sigh*
The juxtaposition of that picture and the quote is amazing. Thanks for introducing me to this gentleman.
Lady Jane -- Thanks for stopping by. Special thanks for the nice words. -- barbara
Elora -- thanks for the positive comments. I visited Leaky's site and found it most interesting. Thanks Elora for thinking of me by getting the info out to me so soon. Hot here! -- barbara
Laloofah -- I am sure you have tried everything except standing on your head to fix you photo. But, of course I am going to suggest something -- maybe you have tried it? Move your graphic to another place on your post -- make a comment on someones blog and see if the graphic does or doesn't show. Blogger has a love affair going with your graphic, you just need to outsmart it. -- barbara
Louise -- being that you are an old hippy (as you state in your profile) you would enjoy Edward Abbey. If you like to read non-fiction I would suggest reading his DESERT SOLITAIRE book -- it's terrific!!! -- barbara
Trees are wonderful things. No wonder the Germans worshipped them.
Dianne -- You are so aware of European history. Be great to read a post on your blog about the relationship of the Germans to their trees. Thanks -- barbara
Very nice juxtaposition of photo and quote!
This photo and quote are meant to be together - it makes for deep thinking - green futures. Thanks for introducing Edward Abbey's work to me.
Vicki -- thanks for the nice comment and thanks for stopping by -- barbara
cuby poet -- Abbey's work is direct and carries strength. I think you will find his work both green and deep thinking -- thanks -- barbara
perfect shot.And the words are true. But isn't that just life? Everything grows out of the remains of everything gone before. The eternal cycle.
Friko --- Yes, that is life. It is all about connections. Thanks -- barbara