Monday, April 4, 2011

climb toward the light

"and how do the roots know

they must climb toward the light?

and then greet the air

with so many flowers and colors?"


pablo neruda/the book of questions.

*****

spring love to you. xo

40 comments:

Diane said...

:)
:)

Jennifer Richardson said...

I never stop grinning and gasping
over all the magnificent moments
packed into those simple stringy roots!
Love the newborn green
and the AMAZING photo of YOU!!!
Oh beauty.
Spring love to you rachel,
Jennifer

C.P.Adorio said...

Because of phototropism?

Heheheh.


Good morning Rachel.

Glad to see a post from you!

Kim Mailhot said...

We all know to reach towards the light. The spring roots have taught us !
Much Spring love to you too, Beautiful Rachel !

Mary said...

something planted deep inside...

Rachel love the new photo of you...so full of life and joy!

Kolleen said...

thank you my friend.

big loves to you.

oxoxo
k

Brooke said...

Thank you for this. Going to feel into the wisdom here:)
xo

Janet said...

However they know I'm happy they do it. I love the story of birds singing the plants awake in the springtime.

Happy Springtime to you!!

wild zen mama said...

Ohmygoodness, I just found this blog (via Meg Goodmanson of The Dancing Path), and I am in awe. Your art style and words speak to my soul and are so easy to listen to, to feel. They nourish me <3 Thank you <3

I have an online group that I just started, and I wanted to share your blog, and I thought it would be an exquisite treat to share at least one of your pieces (to show everyone what I am talking about). Would you mind if I shared one, if I linked it back to your site? Do you have something else you prefer?

Julia said...

Oh...spring. New life, green, buds & blossoms, flowering trees, warmth, chirping birdies...I'm in love with it all. And I'm in love with you, beautiful Rachel.

You just have my heart. <3

Diana Shearer Art said...

What a beautiful thought to carry around for the whole day. Magical! Thank you!
Love to you xo

Tammie said...

so lovely~
and lately
I have wondered how the spring plants grow
just under the snow reaching towards the light~

LauraX said...

an excellent question...the light glowing through the leaf is magnificent Rachel!

wanda miller said...

...and to you...i am thrilled you came by and picked a flower...you ARE bright yellow, you know! love your new photo of yourself! HUGS AND SPRING KISSES!!

Jenny Blair said...

a brain boggling question for sure...and the best answer being...just because! :)
Sooooo can't wait for those leaves to start popping out and grace the land with a zingy green.
Spring love being sent back to you with a HUGE dollup of gratitude and heartfelt hugs for such wonderful words of support that you leave on my blog. Thankyou.Thankyouuuuuuu!!! :)xxx

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Love it!
You inspire me always!

Cathy Bueti said...

Always inspiration to be found here with you! Thanks for sharing this! :)

wild zen mama said...

My baby was playing with my iphone, and she deleted your email to me! So sorry <3 But I wanted to thank you for your permission and blessings to share your blog (and a piece of your art) in my budding community I started :) Here is a link to the thread:

http://wildzentribe.com/forum/topics/all-i-did-was-listen

Suz said...

So beautiful, Rachel. And such a green leaf. I just love that. Pablo Neruda is wonderful!
Hugs,
Suz

Bella Sinclair said...

Every leaf as a silver lining. Beautiful.

So many questions, so many wonders. There's always the scientific answer, and then there's the answer I always prefer: It's magic.

xoxo

Viv said...

beautiful :)


myblissisthisway.blogspot.com

Kristin Dudish said...

Thank you for this Spring Love... so beautiful and so appreciated :)

xo
Kristin

julie king said...

indeed, how do the roots know?! lovely words and stunning photo!

Theresa said...

I think they like the feeling of the sun on their face.

Becky Shander said...

Without light nothing can grow. Nature needs it, we need it...light is life. Sending you sunshine and warm wishes.

Laura said...

Love that Neruda quote... And the fact that spring is finally in the air! Yesterday really felt like spring, but today we're getting a good dosing of April showers in Baltimore. I guess, in addition to precious sunshine, all living things need a nourishing rain once in a while... Hope you're having a lovely day!

Suvarna said...

Ah Neruda, *sigh* ... yes always climbing toward the light
xo

Yael said...

Oh yes, she is right, you ARE bright yellow! And green! Yes, very beautiful green!
And I love your new photo too!!!
Big hug!!!

The Islander said...

Lovely poem...great thought. Thank you.

Lori said...

Hi sweets! Your profile picture makes me want to SQUEEZE you! Much love to you dear one :)

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

What a stunning photo and poem. Happy Spring to you.

Julie-ann Bowden said...

This is beautiful! We all want to grow towards the sun in a safe and loving way!
Loads of lovexx
Julie

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

How do roots know to climb towards the light??? I love the poem! It's wonderful. Sending you a million hugs
V

Martha Lever said...

Hi Rachel! THanks so much for your comment. I just love your art! It's fabulous!

Frivolitea said...

I am thrilled to have discovered your blog! I found it through your comment at shona's blog. Happy spring and I will be back!

Sarah Knight said...

Lovely : )

Theanne and Baron said...

plants know...and that is the wonder of it all!

Carissa said...

Just what I needed to Sea in this moment
As I ride atop new leaves
On these waves of life

You are an effervescent (sp?) Bush!

XO,
Carissa

Gillian said...

I did come visit you earlier but children, groceries, cooking dinner and having a short nap took away from my time to comment here. I love your art! Nice to *meet* you!!!

See you on the group page and thanks for your visit also.
xoxo

Leaves and Feathers said...

Ahhh, Pablo Neruda, one of my favorites, so deep and wide and beautiful!