Sriram Janak – Photography

A Tree…

          A tree says: My strength is trust.

                 I know nothing about my fathers,

               I know nothing about the thousand children that

              every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed 

          t o the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me.

                             I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.


~~ Hermann Hesse



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                I never saw a discontented tree. 

                       They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though

                    fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.

                                    They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,

                               going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day

                                    and through space heaven knows how fast and far!

                                                             ~ ~   John Muir


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                Consider the trees which allow the birds to perch and fly

                        away without either inviting them to stay

                          or desiring them never to depart.

                                          If your heart can be like this,

                                                   you will be near to the way..

                                                                            ~~ Zen saying



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                 “Love the trees until their leaves fall off,

                                            then encourage them to try again next year.”

                                                                                             ~~ Chad Sugg



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(  A  Ficus mollis  tree )



26 responses

  1. absolutely amazing! WOW!

    March 23, 2014 at 2:29 pm

  2. Superb and beneficial, photos and quotes. Thank you !

    March 23, 2014 at 4:54 pm

  3. I love that Hesse poem!

    March 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm

  4. Sriram you have taken some amazing photo’s of the ‘Standing Ones’ .. They are magnificent.. As are the quotes you have chosen… Wishing you a wonderful week… And take care..
    Blessings Sue xox

    March 24, 2014 at 2:55 am

    • Thank you Sue…you too have a great week ahead…:-)

      March 25, 2014 at 12:51 pm

  5. Sriram, all those wise words live in your photos. 🙂

    March 24, 2014 at 3:56 am

  6. many good things said about our cousins the trees!
    what a dynamic display of your photographs!

    March 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm

  7. Just beautiful…. Your trees are magnificent. And I had never seen that Hesse quote, it’s incredible.

    March 24, 2014 at 8:33 pm

  8. magnificent. vision and words.

    March 25, 2014 at 5:31 am

    • Thank you so much..Chrisbkm…:-)

      March 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm

  9. Professions for PEACE

    A breath-takingly beautiful share Sriram… and such poetry you found to accompany!! I deeply love trees, and have gathered some truly great quotes about them. How delightful it is for me to continue to discover more and more wisdom on the beauty of life given to us through our brothers and sisters, the Trees. With gratitude for your sharing, Gina

    March 26, 2014 at 12:03 am

    • Dear Gina..thank you for your kind words…yes i have started ..photographing trees a bit more hope to share more of them with my friends..Thank you so so much for being here..:-)

      March 26, 2014 at 5:55 pm

  10. Love the tree images – so fatherly, so embracing! I especially like the Zen quote. Best wishes!

    March 27, 2014 at 7:01 am

    • Thank you…I love the zen quote too…:-)

      March 27, 2014 at 7:15 am

  11. The essence of tree-ness: such empowering words and images; I can almost feel my roots growing 🙂

    April 6, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    • Thank you so much…so happy you liked this..
      take care

      April 9, 2014 at 11:44 am

  12. The tree…so well grounded !!

    May 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    • Yes ,..and thank you Geetanjali..:-)

      May 14, 2014 at 10:33 pm



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