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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Arbor Day Blog Hop

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
...Alfred Joyce Kilmar

In the News: Arbor Day celebrated in Clarksville, 'Tree City USA' as quoted in their local paper: 
"I have a saying that trees are one of our utilities, and the reason I say that is because they help clean the air, they help control rainwater runoff, they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen," he said. "What we really have when we have a line of trees around the city is a utility that provides good things for the population without having any cost associated with it."

Today, we are celebrating the wonderment of trees and we welcome you in our celebration. Don't "bark" up the wrong tree as you are standing in our midst!

I love to go to little parks in the area and lay on my back and take pictures of the trees as I see the limbs reaching to the heavens!!!

I have made 2 very simple cards for you today
My first card is a tree that I had drawn and adding sosme leave both by ink and by little leaves cut out. To finish the off this card, I added some great ribbon along with a simple bow.

For my second card, it is a tree that I had found on the internet, muted the colors on ivory paper. Posted it on the same brown paper as my previous card and finished with ribbon and some added bling.

Thank you for visiting us today as we celebrate the lovlieness of our trees. Your next stop along our trail is Kimberly. Thank you for counting our rings and not stumping along the way!

God Bless and thank you for stopping by today
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust


  1. What a great idea to use ink AND cut flowers! Your cards are beautiful Lynne ((hugs)) msmith38652@gmail.com

  2. Lynne how adorable your card! i just love that ribbon you used!
    Hugs your newest follower Wandy

  3. You draw really well Lynne!! Great tree! Love the other technique too with the muted printing on cardstock. You are super crafty!!! Glad to be hopping with you!

  4. I love the color combos! And the ribbon is just beautiful!

    Tiffany ♥

  5. Your cards are great. I love the colors used, neutral but lively at the same time.

    Thanks for sharing.


  6. TFS!


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