A perfect day among urban trees

Philly Trees:

Have you ever seen a photo of a newborn mammal? The way the light shines through the pink flesh, through the transparent eyelids and through the doughy snouts, a field of stars shining through every new finger and toe?

It shines through the new leaves in the same way.

I couldn’t take my eyes off the leaves…


About Dave Bonta

I live in an Appalachian hollow in the Juniata watershed of central Pennsylvania, and spend a great deal of time walking in the woods. My books of poetry include FAILED STATE: HAIBUN, ICE MOUNTAIN: AN ELEGY, BREAKDOWN: BANJO POEMS, and ODES TO TOOLS.

Posted on April 29, 2013, in Exploring, Personal stories, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Species portraits, Urban trees, Videos and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I know what you’re talking about.  Nature and trees certainly have a intellect/awareness all their own.  I believe there’s so much more to trees than we know.  I have spent so much time out in nature since childhood and feel such a special connection to trees.  I am a vetern elementary teacher and have a book, ABCs Up in the Trees.  Check it out at the website below. I do enjoy your blog!

    Keep up the good work!

    Nina Adkins-Heider 🙂

  2. Thanks, Nina. That looks like a great book. And thanks for posting, Treeblogging.

  3. The pleasure is all ours, Jon.

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