Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Signs

Along the trail, I find the evidence--
a statement of ownership,
laws placed upon a piece of land,
markers of and for those who go there.

A smile broadens each time.


With the reminder--
we own nothing beyond ourselves.




I'm taking a few days away from the blog--
be back soon!

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30 comments:

Ginnymo said...

Love these signs. Shows that nature is the one in control. Not us..Ha! Enjoy your days Nina.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes, you need to take time to rest. Just don't stay in one place long enough for vines to grow around you. ;) Cheers.

Arija said...

Yes, it does say it own. A national park with restricted access to the people whose property it supposedly it is, with entry fees and stop signs...the only thing belonging to us is our thoughts.

Wren said...

I'm glad these are happy, protecting signs.

Michelle Johnson said...

These signs protect what we love most: nature. Hope your time off is wonderful.

bobbie said...

You are so right. We own nothing. We only borrow it for a while, and should be mindful of the fact that we should return it as we found it.

Deborah Godin said...

Seems arrogant and short sighted on our part, to think we can control nature, or even matter to it...

Mara said...

I like the way those trees are disguising those signs. It feels like revenge!

RuneE said...

Very wise!

photowannabe said...

Great post for the letter S. I guess signs are important and can help us, but sometimes I think that can be overkill.

Reader Wil said...

Great choice for S ! Signs are always interesting.

Babooshka said...

My favourite sign say Listen observe, do not disturb in the nature reserve here. Great choices.

Deslilas said...

Sign, signification, signified, symbol, lots to think about.

Sylvia K said...

Great S word! And great choices of signs!! Happy ABC Wednesday!

Leslie: said...

What a great idea for our S Day! You might be interested in reading about how a chickadee family came to build their nest in one of my decorative birdhouses - right on the patio! :D

Cicero Sings said...

Enjoy your rest time! I've not been blogging much myself. A busy time of the year at the moment ... especially with the addition of Mingus.

Mary said...

Enjoy your time away from the keyboard, Nina. I'm feeling the same.

Rose said...

I love that last sign:) Enjoy your time away; it's good to take a break from the computer for awhile, especially this beautiful time of year.

jay said...

We're only a short time away from nature reclaiming what we think of as 'ours', aren't we?

I feel sorry for the poor tree in that first shot though. Why do we think we can nail signs to living plants?

kadermo said...

Enjoy your break ! I enjoyed your photos.

Q said...

As your blog title reminds us, Nature Remains.
Enjoy your break.
Sherry

Endment said...

Give your keyboard and fingers a good rest

Have fun

Zhakee said...

I find signs to at times make interesting statements, and sometimes, nature sort of helps the statement, perhaps in a manner the human posters didn't quite imagine. I love those first two shots you posted where nature seems to have overgrown the signs. Great finds.

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent post - and so true. Enjoy your days off!

Robin said...

Go breathe.

Nature will be here (in spades) when you get back.

And, so will we.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Enjoy your time away Nina, I hope you come back refreshed.

onangelwings said...

Signs, that is a great ABC S! Didn't even think of that.

T.R. said...

Don't be gone too long - we'll miss you!

Julie Zickefoose said...

Nina, I lashed myself to the keyboard for a long, long day so I could rest for a couple of weeks. It is blogging spring fever, I think. Mare's got it, I have it, Timmo has it...

Great writing is all about synthesis, and your gathering these signs and putting them together for a single, beautifully presented message is your special genius.

pictureeachday said...

Nature does remind us so eloquently, doesn't she? :) I really love the way you've put it, too - "We own nothing beyond ourselves." Beautiful.