The Old Oaken TreeI have sat in your shade and have been dreaming.The Old Oaken Tree by Malintra-Shadowmoon
Often I have forgotten the time.
Into your bark I have sobbed.
Underneath your roof of leaves I have sought shelter.
My grief, my joy I have told you.
A feeling of safety I have found here.
You are still there - changed - like me ...
After so many years.
You have stood your ground.
I have found a home, a place to strike root.
We share our life at the little creek.
Hardly I can grasp it or word my joy.
The power, peace and silence that surround you
I have already loved as a child.
And when I climbed up your branches and hurt you -
Please forgive me, the ignorant child.
That what I loved to have, you have given to me -
Power, dignity, hope - zest for life.
My Old FriendMy Old Friend by Malintra-Shadowmoon
I just wanted to see you again, my old friend of childhood days.
I had so many things to say to you
And knew that you would understand me.
Already as a little girl I visited you
With all my problems.
I felt safe with you
And all grief flew away.
When I was weeping in your arm,
You have caressed my hair
With your green leaves,
My old friend.
Today you fell!
I came too late.
You will never sway in the wind again.
You have to lie chopped by the wayside.
Some passers-by do not respect the rest of life
And tear at your green boughs
Which bend to the earth, dying.
Who will give me the peace now
That I found in your shade?
I have lost my best friend
Who connected me to my childhood.
Soon a house made of glas and stone will grow
Where you have been chopped.
Soon grey walls will tower, there,
Where you lie in the sunshine.
Perhaps a miracle will happen?
I will wait for it secretly.
Perhaps in front of the house will bloom a garden
And my tree will come to life again.
But then he will be weak an
Mother NatureMother NatureMother Nature by PestilentialCreature
Love her, in her grand stature
Our one and only Creator
For she is our Mother Nature
We will remain your traitor
We all must coexist
Yet we bite this feeding hand
Like a curse that still persists
And exploits this sacred land
Concrete buildings and metal structures
Ignorantly creating more pollution
Futile machines we manufacture
Blind of any solution
Is there hope for a future
Of birth and regrowth
Of healing this deep suture
Among humankind and nature both
SanctuaryI found a tree with a knotty hollowSanctuary by aldwarke
Inside the dark there rested a robin
Standing still with staring eyes wide open
Her plumage lacking lustre
Like a needle felt bird in a craft show
At twenty dollars, delicately made
Waiting in the moss, waiting for a lull
In the icy wind, waiting for the chance
To forage for food for her very life's sake
I put out a careful finger caressed
The down on her red breast and dun hued head
She fell back, tiny claws, legs stretched up, stiff
Like telegraph poles without wires.
One more to add to millions of lonely deaths.
A Challenge! With Features and Premium MembershipsHello everyone!A Challenge! With Features and Premium Memberships by theperian
To those who celebrate it, a happy Thanksgiving. I was thinking about it last night, and I would like to give thanks to everyone here - all the wonderful artists, fabulous photographers and aspiring creators who have made these past few years great. But I also wanted to give thanks (and a bit of help) to this amazing world of ours. So, why not combine the two?
So, here's the challenge (and there are potentially nearly a thousand of you reading this, so we could make this something truly spectacular!)
Scientific consensus agrees that climate change is happening, mostly due to carbon. And even if you are among the few who prefer not to look at that, we still need oxygen and, as artists, we use paper all of the time. So, one way or another, we're all quite dependant on trees. (Besides, forest glades are fabulous places to come up with creative ideas.)
On average, we could completely negate our carbon footprint by planting 20 trees per year. Even one would be a fanta
For the Love of Nature..For the love of nature in all her art forms.For the Love of Nature.. by Roses-to-Ashes
Berlin infrared by MichiLaukeFollow the Trail by LashelleValentineBurning Blackout by NayeliNeriaShiny Blue by AljoschaThielenCabin view.img619, with story by harrietsfriend
Fraicheur Matinale by olivierchattlainwindscreen fruit by virtualgadjoThe Woodwinds by offermoordDragon Flower Tree by DragonforgeDefeated by DpressedSouldark morning by indojoFalling Leaves by Clu-art
One Direction by A2Matos
A Foggy Day by tvurkHalloween Gem Tree Garden 2013 by Industrial-PopForest Of Color by kkartBlack velvet ribbon tree of life choker necklace by AbsolutemarketAura by AnnMarieBoneDeja Vu by Oer-Wout
Nature!!!:iconspring-6plz::iconspring-7plz::iconspring-8plz::iconspring-9plz::iconspring-10plz:Nature!!! by Roses-to-Ashes
Since I can't share my own art.. Here is other peoples art!! Enjoy!!
Peephole by SchwarzWieEbenholZ-- by Weissglut:thumb354313878:Nightglow by offermoordAwaking in red by HelaLePuppenglanz und Scherenschnitt by Roth-FuchsFainting Light by offermoordMaritime Pine by beads-poetMoonstone 'Silver Lining' by IlyereWire Tree by ADHD-artTree of life pendant with mother of pearl moon by ksuecsrDistant Memory by Lady-CaT
New Horizons by Natan-EstivalletAbstract SnowStorm by alexandre-deschaumes:thumb358354282:Sweet Sunset by gigi50Faceted Mini Trees by FreiaInguzGolden Waters by AnnMarieBoneAutumn Birches by aragoniaFirst Snowfall by aragoniaWinter Solitude by aragoniaJuvenile nuthatch by Rajmund67Last leaves by tadzio89Underneath by StygmaAmber And Gold by Cluke111Dog and Tree by beads-poet:thumb360923213::
The Tree of Good IntentionsLeafless, bleached, towering; it is the only shadow for miles and miles; unwavering and fragmented.The Tree of Good Intentions by BluestWaves
When the afternoon sinks, the white tree becomes aflame with sundown.
It might have been dreaming of the time when it had leaves, but it was long ago and the desert has not been any milder since then; but before, the people came to crown it with flowers. They watered it every day at dawn and sang sweet songs about its roots, fabled to sink deep into the core of the world. And the children climbed the branches and talked to it, and told it it was those branches where good intentions nested.
But before, that was before. Then the sky started to change and the nomads chased after it, and when its time had to come, the tree died.
This sunset spreads through its ancient veins a ghost warmth it knows from another thousand ancient sunsets, but there is a vibration that reaches from the sand and tells, something is about to happen that has not happened since countless moons.
And it does, and soon
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,
Art for Trees - project:iconspringtree-1plz::iconspringtree-2plz::iconspringtree-3plz::iconspringtree-4plz::iconspringtree-4pl5:
"When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today."
- Chinese proverb
2014: This is the 3rd year of the project. There are many people supporting it, featuring it in their journal and offering art. BUT... There have been NO trees planted for it in the last year (I don't count mine). So, instead of talking about it, how about getting up and actually planting a tree, if you are able to? There is a lot of wonderful art waiting for you as a reward!
Trees are important, valuable and necessary to our very existence. It's not too hard to believe that, without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. Trees are the largest and longest living organisms on earth. To grow tall the tree has become a miracle of engineering and a complex chemical factory. It is able to take water and
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