Nature speaks . . .

7 Apr

Have you ever been deeply touched by a few well placed words? It happened to me. Everyone who knows me is aware of my love for nature. It’s a profound love.

It takes genuine talent to move people with few words and John Foster has got the skills. You let me know if I’m wrong after reading his poem ‘Soft Winds’. And if you enjoy his poem you can read more of his work on his blog, JOHN FOSTER.


Soft Winds

by John Foster


Nature speaks without a tongue,
and sings with her every motion.
She moves with elegance unfelt,
save for the soft winds, to whose
song the tall trees dance.

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When was the last time you went to a park? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Have you ever planted a tree?

45 Responses to “Nature speaks . . .”

  1. coldhandboyack April 7, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

    I love the outdoors, and my yard is filled with fruit trees.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 8, 2015 at 9:44 am #

      Yum! What kind of fruit trees?


      • coldhandboyack April 8, 2015 at 10:05 am #

        A flat peach, a crab apple, one asian pear, one european pear, and a medlar. The old apricot was killed by bugs a few years ago.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 8, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

        What a little paradise you have there. May I come visit? Ha, ha! Oh, I love apricots! My heart breaks when a tree dies, especially from bugs.


      • coldhandboyack April 8, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

        It was sad too. It produced more apricots than I could use. I bought a dehydrator right before it passed. Works on peaches though. Come on out.

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  2. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin April 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm #

    It is indeed a beautiful poem Vashti … We can never recreate the beauty of nature 😊


  3. Sunni Morris April 7, 2015 at 6:59 pm #


    Beautiful poem. Yes, I love nature and I’ve planted LOTS of trees.



  4. Michelle Stanley April 7, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

    I like being outdoors and gardening is a favourite hobby. The poem is another winner for me.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 8, 2015 at 9:40 am #

      Hello Michelle! I love gardening too. I have several orchids and when they bloom it makes me so happy. Thank you! 😀


  5. April 7, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    i have planted a tree in israel but it’s just an expression…b/c i’ve never been


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 8, 2015 at 9:20 am #

      Hello! What is meant by that expression? I’m curious. 🙂

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      • April 9, 2015 at 2:03 am #

        hello vasht…you send money so they can plant trees, in honor of a birthday or in memory of someone who died

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 9, 2015 at 10:32 am #

        Oh! What a lovely sentiment. If you do travel to Israel someday (it’s on my ‘Bucket List’), would you be able to see the tree you paid for? Can you choose what type of tree to plant––olive tree, pistachio, sycamore . . .?

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      • April 12, 2015 at 10:20 pm #

        well there would be 100’s of trees & whoever it’s for or in memory of would get a card saying a donation was made in your honor or in memory of your father…i don’t think you could see which tree.


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 13, 2015 at 2:24 pm #

        That makes sense. Thank you for the information. 😀 xx

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  6. 1stpeaksteve April 8, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

    One great thing about the resort I work at is the wild life. Turkeys, bobcats, deer, racoons, alligators, and much, much more. The deer are my favorite along with the racoons although they are a pain to deal with. Super intelligent animals.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 8, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

      Sounds like a fascinating place to work. Yeah, I’ve always heard that raccoons are super smart.


      • 1stpeaksteve April 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

        It IS very fascinating. So fascinating that perhaps the raccoons are smarter than a large percentage of my fellow co-workers!


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 9, 2015 at 10:33 am #

        Ah, ha, ha, ha! Oh no! 😮

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  7. E. Rawls April 9, 2015 at 1:04 am #

    I love the outdoors (if it’s warm, not winter). 🙂 We planted a pear tree, though it doesn’t grow the kind of pears you can eat, lol. It’s still pretty.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 9, 2015 at 10:19 am #

      Hello. I’ve never seen a pear tree in real life but I have seen them in pictures. They’re beautiful trees. Why can’t you eat the pears?

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      • E. Rawls April 11, 2015 at 1:43 am #

        I guess not all pear trees are the same. The kind we have only grows a small roundish fruit. It doesn’t taste good, but it’s still a pretty little tree. 🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 13, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

        Well, as long as it’s pretty. 😉 I love trees. Maybe the critters enjoy the fruit.

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      • E. Rawls April 13, 2015 at 10:58 pm #

        They do! The birds came back just before several bad snowstorms hit, and they were eating the left over fruit still on the tree. We put out some bird seed to help too. 🙂


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 14, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

        Awesome! Nothing in nature goes to waste. 😀 xx

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  8. marjma2014 April 9, 2015 at 3:36 am #

    Well chosen poem Vashti enjoyed it very much, there is nothing quite like nature for inspiring us.

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  9. dr sweetyshinde April 9, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    Mumbai is cramped for space- so I make do with a few potted plants. But I feel so rejuvenated in their presence.

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  10. Sue April 9, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    So nice to read a soft song to nature poem today. I needed that. We have planted a lot of trees and bushes around the yard over the years. Husband is currently obsessed with Rose of Sharon bushes.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 9, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

      I’m glad you enjoyed the poem, Sue. You must have some nice scented breezes in your backyard. I didn’t know what ‘Rose of Sharon’ bushes were so I looked it up. They are lovely flower bushes. No wonder your hubby is taken by them.


  11. Angel April 9, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    That photo makes me long for a vacation to the Bahamas. Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 10, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

      You and me both, Angel. Thanks for dropping by and it was my pleasure linking up with you guys. 🙂 xx


  12. aranislandgirl April 10, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

    We only recently got a park on our little island. It is such a gift, one easy to take for granted really. As are trees, which are also rare on our windy island. We recently planted out a birch grown from seed. I checked it today and it has buds!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 13, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

      It is so fulfilling, at least for me, to see a plant, tree, flower . . . grow from a seed. Well done! 😀 xx

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      • aranislandgirl April 13, 2015 at 4:13 pm #

        Aw, thanks Vashti! It does feel like a small victory for us. Now, fingers are crossed it survives it’s first winter…maybe we’ll shelter it somehow. Ah, too far off to think about that today! 🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

        You’re right. Enjoy spring and summer. Trees are more resilient than people give them credit and like you said, there are ways to protect them. But for now enjoy. 😀


  13. khorhmin April 12, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    I love the outdoors, going for walks in parks and hikes in forests. And yes, I do plant trees 🙂


  14. doreenhousehoneys April 12, 2015 at 10:20 pm #

    Hi Vashti! Hope you’re well and so sorry I haven’t visited lately, but I’ve been thinking about you and wondering how things are going in your new home, I know it’s smaller than your previous one and was hoping the move went smoothly.

    As for me and nature, well, I guess you and I are very much alike in that regard. Nothing is quite like it imho. I’ve planted a few trees, but probably not enough.



    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 13, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

      Hi Doreen! I have been missing you! I got the flu again. It’s a stubborn strain and being in the medical field plus dealing with a bunch of other things leave you open for getting sick. But I’m better now and trying to catch up with everyone myself. I haven’t been able to move into my new house yet because of delays in the renovations, but today we overcame a major hurdle so things should move along a lot faster.
      I knew you were a nature gal. It was great hearing from you! 😀 ❤ xx


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