Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Small


You'll come to learn a great deal if you study the Insignificant in depth.
~ Odysseus Elytis


All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
~ Lao Tzu

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

no thing
in depth
becomes
in
significant.
After
ripeness,
berries
emerge
as reason
to
live

Shell Sherree said...

Being one of God's smaller creatures, I thoroughly like that Lao Tzu quote. You find such treasures, Ms M.

dive said...

"Reason to live" is so perfect, Anon.
A beautiful set of photos and quotations, Ms.M. Suddenly it's almost autumn and the trees and hedgerows are filled with bright berries. The air is cool enough to walk outside and breathe again. I love this time of year.

Ms M said...

Anon, wonderful poem -- "after ripeness, berries emerge as reason to live"

I like the Lao Tzu quote, too, Shell. The second part of it gives me hope.

Thank you, Dive. Leaves are starting to turn here, too, and it cools down quickly in the evening. Fall is our favorite season.

altadenahiker said...

Like you, I love birds. I went to check my pomegranate tree today, and birds had split and eaten all the fruits. Thirty or forty fruits, eaten to the core. That's why they've been singing every morning. I should plant more trees.

Ms M said...

Lucky birds! Sounds like they had a wonderful feast in your yard. No wonder they are singing.

They liked the berries in our yard, too. We don't get any -- they're just for the birds :-)

Steve Buser said...

I love the juxtaposition of the quotes with the photos. Great post.

Margaret said...

You are generous with your berries. But I have a hard time begrudging the birds for anything they take from my garden. I love them.

Ms M said...

Thank you, Steve. Hope all is going well for you and your family in LA.

We love the birds, too, Margaret, so we just let them have them for the most part. We enjoy watching them, especially those that stand underneath the berries and hop and hop to grab them off the branch.