Friday, March 6, 2009

Sky-watch Friday: Advice from a Tree


Stand Tall and Proud Sink your roots deeply into the Earth Reflect the light of a greater source Think long term Go out on a limb Remember your place among all living beings Embrace with joy the changing seasons For each yields its own abundance The Energy and Birth of Spring The Growth and Contentment of Summer The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter... ~ Ilan Shamir, Advice from a Tree
Buri Tree (Corypha elata Roxb) is a palm from which three kinds of fibers, namely buri, raffia and buntal are obtained. Photos were taken in a Tayabas forest.
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22 comments:

*Niina* said...

Happy SWF! What beautiful trees and sky! Thank you for sharing! Love the poem!

Hilda said...

Love the tree! Do you have any idea what it is (I'm useless with most flora and fauna)?

Happy Sky Watching!

Oh, and I've been meaning to tell you — your Fritz is so cute!!!

Gattina said...

I wished I could sit under the palm trees !

Babooshka said...

Great title, really suits the first very striking image

Regina Marie said...

Reflective poem for a beautiful shot.. reminds me of a dandelion.

Today's Blah... said...

This is a beautiful skywatch photo, I love that tree.

the donG said...

wow! you dont see that anywhere.

Janet Creamer said...

I have that on a t-shirt. I love that poem.

Gmirage said...

The bigger one is buri? Di ko alam hitsura nya dati but thank you alam ko na ngayon hehe...

Luna, kindly change or put my bloglinks if you have time, thanks, sorry hassle pala lumipat :D Happy weekend!

bernadette said...

this makes me think...what if i post this saying to each and every tree in the rainforest. (just pushing a concept to absurdity ;-)) and so the analogy goes that when that tree is cut...the wisdom is ignored as well.

studio lolo said...

Really lovely, serene shots. The poem adds a little magic!

I love your profile and your sweet dog ;)

~Laurel~
pacific grove, CA

utoysaves said...

ang galing ng pictures! i imagine how adventure-filled your trip to the woods was.

yun pala ang buri palm. ngayon ko lang nalaman. thanks, miranda!

Arlene said...

what a beautiful sky photo! I love the tree against the sky.

thank you for visiting my entry.

happy week-end!

Light and Voices said...

Good eye to find that tree and have the sky for a perfect background. Good advice!
Joyce

ysrael said...

Nice shot, ganda ng mga photos mo. Luna Miranda reminds me of Luna Mistika (i watched this telenovela sa GMA7)
:)

Lawstude said...

really amazing shot. don't you just want to stare at it all day lalo na pag nag-iiba yung clud formations? galing.

napaboaniya said...

I love how you've shot the tree with the sky in the background.Nice one! :)

luna miranda said...

hello, gizelle! both trees are buri, the one in the top photo has no leaves left, those are all fruits.

i've bookmarked your new link...will change them in my blogroll. thanks for droppin' by.

luna miranda said...

humans are apparently thick-headed, bernadette.:D we seldom learn lessons, we have short memory span. illegal loggers have selective memory---while cutting trees, they refuse to remember the landslides that already killed thousands. i guess they're only thinking of the profit they're going to make...that's the only wisdom they recognize.

my friend (who owns this property in Tayabas) and his family have been having fighting with illegal loggers and NPAs for many years. the army even used to camp in these forests. so imagine their anxiety when my friends and i decided to stay here overnight!:D kaya pala may bodyguard kami (haha).

luna miranda said...

hi, ysrael! ang laging tanong sa akin, lalo na sa telepono...ikaw ba ang anino ni Luna Mystika? hahaha

Panaderos said...

I didn't realize that buri trees get to grow that high. :)

luna miranda said...

hi, Panaderos! it can grow as tall as 40 meters, and as old as 65 years. it only bears fruit when it reaches 40 years old, and when it's all fruits and no leaves like the buri in the top photo, it will soon die. my brother told me all these, he read it somewhere.:D