Sunday, March 2, 2014

Like A Tree

"Character is like
a tree, and
reputation like a
shadow.
The shadow is
what we think of
it; the tree
is the real thing."

~Abraham Lincoln
 
Have a nice
Sunday, loves.
 
~Sheri

23 comments:

It's me said...

Have a nice week darling...beautiful love Ria...x !

Noelle the dreamer said...

Very true Sheri and thanks for sharing! (Adding this to my little note book!)

Purple Flowers said...

Hi Sheri - That special tree must be gorgeous in all seasons. Wow, I love it! Thanks for sharing that great quote. I've always thought of a tree as the trunk of a family, and the branches are just that: a growing family.

Susie said...

Sheri, I love the quote. Such a pretty tree . I hope you have a wonderful week. xoxo,Susie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I so love this idea that we have to live through....that which is represented by the "actual" physical object, and the CONCEPT. These two worlds lend themselves to the art we create. HAPPY WEEK MY FRIEND! Anita

Susie Swanson said...

I love this quote. Hope you have an enjoyable week as well. Hugs and love.

Sola Scriptura said...

Good quote! And that massive tree is beautiful!

TARYTERRE said...

Wonderful sentiment.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We have big beautiful old live oak trees here in our neighborhood and they sure are a blessing! Enjoy your evening my friend!

NanaDiana said...

Sheri- How timely. On the way to church this morning the little girls and I talked about reputation...and how it follows you. If you are a "mean kid" in 2nd grade you will be thought of as a "mean kid" in 3rd grade even though you might not be mean anymore. Lulu said that one boy was known as a booger and scab eater (yuck and yuck) even though he didn't do that anymore now that they are in 6th grade. It was a good discussion! xo Diana

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Love the wonderful poem and sentiment.
Happy new week
hugs
Carolyn

Joyce Olson said...

Sheri-
Such a lovely and symbolic quote and this tree is big, beautiful, dignified and strong.
We had a good day today-very cold, but very nice. I hope you had an enjoyable one too.
With love,
Jemma

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Such a beautiful tree - thanks so much for this post.
Mary

Barbara said...

Love this quote!

Have a wonderful week,
B.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow - what an amazing quote!!!

syros2js said...

Such a beautiful quote!
Have a nice month, my friend!
Lots of hugs!

Kristie Franklin said...

I remember you telling me how much you love trees and this tree is truly a beautiful one. Our forefathers had far more wisdom than what they were given credit for. I bet Abe Lincoln never thought this quote would carry such a deep and spiritual meaning.

Beautiful quote!

Miky said...

Nice Sheri! I love this word ;)
Kiss
Miky

Merlesworld said...

I do like a old tree with twisted limbs.
Merle..........

Patricia said...

A lovely old tree, and a very insightful quote from Abraham Lincoln, Sheri.
Have a lovely week! xx

hi-d said...

Oh WOW, Sheri! I love this quote and that TREE! I have a thing for trees and birds. (I know you love birds too)...but this quote is so timely. Thanks! :)

Geneva said...

Very nice post Sheri! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
Blessings sweet friend!

Marcia said...

Sigh...look at that beautiful oak. Can't pass one without missing ours from our last home. Thank you for sharing this image, friend. I'll take it with me today.
One glance, and the quote is clear and simple, but just like the image, I think I'll take it with me today and let it speak to me. When we least expect it, words of wisdom probe our very soul.
Have a beautiful weekend, lovely.
xoxo's