I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
~ Joyce Kilmer from 'Trees', 1914
"When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today."
- Chinese proverb
Trees have always been something more than just plants to the mankind. The worship of trees might be forgotten, but still the symbol of tree survives in our subconscious. Almost every nation has myths and legends about trees, placing the tree as the central axis of the world, or worshipping it as a dwelling place of gods or spirits, the giver of knowledge, connection between worlds or as ancestors of the tribe. And the fact that you are here proves that the love for trees survives until this day.
If you are interested in the role of trees in mythology, you can find more in this news article:
Magic TreesTrees have always been something more than just plants to the mankind. The worship of trees might be forgotten, but still the symbol of tree survives in our subconscious. Almost every nation has myths and legends about trees, placing the tree as the central axis of the world, or worshipping it as a dwelling place of gods or spirits, the giver of knowledge, connection between worlds or as ancestors of the tribe.
FULL RULES WITH EXAMPLES:
Group rules!This blog will be updated regularly for new members. The basic rules are on the front page, but here they are with examples as well, because there is a grey are in some rules where a picture might get accepted or declined according to the personal opinion of the admin.
WE ARE A GROUP FOCUSED ON TREES IN TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL ART. For tree photography, go to our sister group
A tree or its part MUST be the main part of the picture, or at least one of its main parts.
Photography submissions to the gallery will be declined, but you can submit them to the group's favourites treelovers.deviantart.com/favo…
The submission limit is three works per day.
Our gallery folders are:
Traditional art - for traditional drawings and paintings
Digital art - for digital drawings and paintings
Literature - for poems and stories featuring trees
Crafts and Design - sculpture, body art, jewelery, bead work and everything handmade, also tattoo and t-shirt design
Fractal Trees - made with fractal programmes
Living monuments - is the only photography folder, but it's only for the photos of the most exceptional trees - biggest, oldest, with exceptional history... If the reason of submitting the photo into this folder is not obvious, it must be stated in the artist's comments. Please don't submit a photo of every bigger tree in your surroundings, the true living monuments are only a few, and collecting them is the sense of this folder.
Photomanipulation - must be easily discernable from a photo, not just a photo with some filters but more connected elements, and should be in the digital art-> photomanipulation cathegory
I hope you'll have a nice time in the group! If you have any questions, send a note to the group, or to me,
Two TreesThere was a tree.
A tree without leaves, not dead, but with many needles.
Not for pricking but to protect itself against acid rain and scorching sun.
A tall tree which radiated an imperturbable calm in summer and winter.
Deeply rooted in the earth and high risen to the sky.
There was another tree.
Completely different. Even the bark indeed playfully spotted black and white.
And it wore leaves that played constantly moving with the sunrays.
As soon as the short summer was over, the leaves turned yellow and brown.
Even before the first frost, they sailed away, as there had never been a green time.
Before the memory of summer faded in the mist of yesterday, the first buds sprouted again.
Tender green leaves made their way out of them.
One day the sky darkened and there was a heavy storm.
With a load roar, it swept through the forest, uprooted shrubs and trees.
After days of fury it disappeared as sudden as if it had been only a mirage.
Completely ruined it left the forest.
Barely a tree t
Stock Usage Contest: Trees - CLOSEDHi guys,
I think it is time for a second contest
Use one (or more) of the stock images shown above.
Only photomanipulations are allowed and a maximum of 2 entries per member is allowed.
Your entry must be new and created specifically for this contest.
All used stocks must be from legitimate resources. Credit all stocks you used
How to enter:
Link your entry in the comments below. In the description link back to this journal
December 10th, 2016
The winners will be chosen by me and announced on December 11th,2016
1st place: 100 by :iconOlgola:
2nd place: 50
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