Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

This week’s theme for the photo challenge as hosted by The Daily Post at WordPress is Green – one of my favorite colors. Here are some of the photographs I have taken while I was on a ‘Swamp Tour’ – Cajun Style of course – in New Orleans.


Spanish Moss, Duckweed, Green

“Where there is a woman there is magic. If there is a moon falling from her mouth, she is a woman who knows her magic, who can share or not share her powers. A woman with a moon falling from her mouth, roses between her legs and tiaras of Spanish moss, this woman is a consort of the spirits.” ― Ntozake ShangeSassafrass, Cypress and Indigo 

Supposedly a famous tree – where Anne Rice’s Lestat died.

A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live. – Herman Hesse

“At night I dream that you and I are two plants
that grew together, roots entwined,
and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth,
since we are made of earth and rain.” 
― Pablo Neruda, Regalo De Un Poeta/ Gift Of A Poet

“Look: the trees exist; the houses
we dwell in stand there stalwartly. 
Only we
pass by it all, like a rush of air.
And everything conspires to keep quiet
about us,
half out of shame perhaps, half out of
some secret hope.” 
― Rainer Maria RilkeDuino Elegies

Spanish moss hanging from trees – if this does not inspire you to write gothic novels, I don’t know what will.

“One impulse from a vernal wood
May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good,
Than all the ages can.” 
― William Wordsworth

1 Comment on Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

  1. as a German I’m surprised to find here Hermann Hesse and Rainer Maria Rilke – but my favorite poem is the one written by Neruda!


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