When you realise there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Lao Tzu (Circa 6th Century BC)

The Tree of Life

36 Comments CherryPie on Feb 5th 2012

36 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. Sean Jeating says:

    Your memory will know that what your eyes saw was (even) much more impressive than what the photo shows. Hm?

  2. Andrew says:

    Another stunning image.

  3. What a glorious capture Cherie :-)

  4. Now that is a superb photo

  5. JD says:

    that is the best photo you have posted…..

    • CherryPie says:

      Thanks JD :-) I am curious as to why you think it is the best picture I have posted…

      I mentioned above that I particularity like this photo, but as Sean mentioned when I see the photo it brings back the memory of the view at the time, which is still more vivid than the photo.

      So I would like to know why the photo works for you :-)

      • JD says:

        ah, now you are asking…
        you want me to start thinking :)
        I saw what you saw before you decided to take the photo.
        Long before you picked up the camera and pointed it at the tree, your subconscious mind saw ‘it’ and then your aware mind responded by framing the tree and click!
        Does that make sense?

        • CherryPie says:

          I like it when people think ;-)

          Your comment makes perfect sense, I can still see the scene from the day I took that photo, it was far more vivid than the photo itself. It has taken me so long to use the photo because I didn’t think it conveyed what I saw on that day in 2009.

          From reading everyone’s comments though, the photo seems to convey exactly what I saw on that day…

          The photo was taken on one of the country roads near to Flodden Field. It was one of those ‘please stop the car now’ moments and the photo was taken from inside the car through the windscreen ;-)

          Thank you for sharing your thoughts :-)

  6. Marcie says:

    What an absolutely stunning image! Such gorgeous light!! And – I love the quote. So inspiring.

  7. Claude says:

    Adding my voice to the chorus. Splendid view. Thanks for sharing. Also a great thought!

  8. Ginnie says:

    So totally true, Cherry…and what a fabulous image!

  9. Claire says:

    Great tree with a fabulous sky. Wonderful photo. :)

  10. Mats says:

    Excellent shot, the road that leads the eye into the photo is great.

  11. Beautiful photo with wise words!

  12. jameshigham says:

    Just add mine too.

  13. Ahmad says:

    This is an amazing shot , very well done ! I like the combination of light and shadow . And very well framing .

  14. So the whole world belongs to the 99% eh? ;)

  15. J_on_tour says:

    Simple but effective image due to how the shape of the tree is positioned with the road.