Growth ring of truth

Open boughs

I welcome
the New Year
with open boughs
& plant my high
hopes in the
ground —
so much
depends on
the progressionΒ 
of a small seed
into a giant tree —
may we
cultivate
the foresight
of caring &
compassion–
adding
another
growth ring
of truth —
deepening
& strengthening
the roots of all
life on Earth.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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40 Responses to Growth ring of truth

  1. beverlydyer says:

    Well said! Happy New Year!

  2. Wow! Simply beautiful! What a perfect poem to welcome a new year! Best wishes- WG

  3. A beautiful message. I wish you a very Happy New Year.

  4. LaLindaArtStudio says:

    Very nice prose and introspect. Thank you, and happy New Year to you.

  5. debcoats says:

    Wonderfully put, happy new year an new moon

  6. What a sublime visual!!
    Happy new growth ring!!

  7. gabbartrip says:

    A beautiful thought to start the new year with! Wishing you a happy new growth ring! πŸ™‚

  8. Jess Clifton says:

    Well put, my friend. πŸ™‚

  9. debcoats says:

    yep, planting seeds of new trees… πŸ™‚

  10. Happy new year and best wishes to you and yours for health and happiness in 2014 and beyond!

    • Thank you, Russel! Happy New Year to you as well. Best wishes to you & yours in 2014. Keep inspiring the world with your wonderful photography blog πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  11. Amy says:

    Beautifully said! Happy 2014!

  12. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    Today marks the one year anniversary of my blog. I didn’t know what to expect when I launched my first post into the blog-o-sphere on March 8th, 2013. As a poet, photographer and naturalist, my goal was to cultivate a sense of place by exploring my new home in Corvallis, Oregon, capturing snapshots of life to inspire my mind’s eye. Over time, this blog became a visual springboard and thought-marker directing and propelling a creative exchange between what is seen and felt, written and unwritten. It has been a very rewarding experience thus far and I hope to continue blogging for years to come. Thank you to all my followers for your kind words and support and have a wonderful weekend!
    Cheers, Tyler πŸ™‚

    • LaLindaArtStudio says:

      Happy Blogsversary Tyler : )

      • Thank you kindly, my friend πŸ™‚ I greatly appreciate your support and wish you all the best with your blog and life in general. The WordPress Community has become a second family for me and I’ve been very fortunate to form so many invaluable friendships with inspiring, creative spirits such as yourself. Have a wonderful day!
        Cheers,
        Tyler πŸ™‚

  13. Congratulations on one year of blogging, Tyler! I look forward to your future posts.

  14. ramblingratz says:

    Happy anniversary, keep ’em coming πŸ™‚

  15. Gallivanta says:

    Happy First Birthday!

  16. Shery Alexander Heinis says:

    Congratulations on your one-year anniversary and happy to join our community of poets and writers!

    • Thank you kindly, my friend πŸ™‚ The WordPress Community has become a second family for me…I’ve been very fortunate to form so many invaluable friendships with caring, creative spirits such as yourself. I wish you all the best with your blog and life in general πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful day, Shery!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  17. Hi Tyler-
    Congrats on reaching this milestone in your blogging! Any advice for those of us still in our first year? -Jane

    • Thank you kindly, Jane! I greatly appreciate your support and wish you all the best with your blog and life in general. The WordPress Community has become a second family for me and I’ve been very fortunate to form so many invaluable friendships with inspiring, creative spirits such as yourself. Mother Nature is the wellspring of imagination and as long as you maintain a strong connection with her, your blog will overflow with fresh, creative material. Have a wonderful day, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  18. pjsisson says:

    This is timeless, a treasure! Glad I stumbled upon it in late 2015. Cheers, Tyler! ~Jill

    • Thank you, Jill! You are so kind and thoughtful πŸ™‚ How are you and Cub doing? Will you be leading another Ramble soon? I truly enjoy spending time with you both. Always a pleasure, my friend. Have a wonderful weekend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

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