Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Oak Tree


This post is in response to the photo challenge I set for myself where I asked friends to suggest topics for me to shoot. Well, after much deliberating over all the fantastic ideas they gave me here, I decided to take up the challenge of showing you all what my take on life is, thanks to the suggestion from Elemenopie Designs who will receive a free print from me in return. It may seem kind of strange but I am comparing life to an oak tree! In its beginnings an oak tree starts off as a small acorn, a seemingly insignificant thing, dropped to the ground, maybe trampled, covered over with dirt. but within its makeup, it contains the DNA for amazing things, for huge growth. Even under the harshest conditions, the acorn will start to sprout, sending up it's new branches and sending downwards its strong roots, so that come wind or storm, sun or drought, it will stand strong. As it is nurtured by its Maker, it roots will reach deep and its wide branches will be there for those in need, providing shelter and protection.


So, I believe, it is with life. We too have within us the potential for great things. Some of us get off to a rough start but all of us, without exception, have been given the gift of love. As we send down our strong roots, we are grounded in the knowledge that we are incredibly loved by our Creator, secure in the assurance that come what may, we are rooted and secure on solid ground. And in return, we can offer those around us a safe haven under our branches, to protect, to shelter and to love.So I would once again like to thank Nikki from Elemenopie Designs for this inspiring topic to try and capture! I have had a great time finding the bestest and most magnificent oak tree I could, as well as one that was carrying acorns! If you have a moment, do take the time to pop into Nikki's shop - she has the most cutest little girlie things over there - you won't be sorry you did!


27 comments:

  1. A truly magnificent oak tree, and the photographs are beautiful as are your sentiments, Jocelyn!

    My favorite: " ... secure in the assurance that come what may, we are rooted and secure on solid ground."

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  2. So beautiful!! The fourth picture is my favorite. :)

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  3. What a beautiful comparison. And the pics are gorgeous too!

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  4. I love the last acorn shot and your thoughts on life as compared to an oak

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  5. Wonderful pictures! I love them!!

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  6. What a beautiful analogy. I completely agree.

    Beautiful pictures!

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  7. Absolutely stuning photos. Took my breath away. Wonderful comparison to life.

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  8. Beautiful, both the photos and the sentiment.

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  9. Amazing!! your photos are spectacular, and the idea is wonderful!

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  10. What a great post! LOVE the photo's :)

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  11. What a great idea to push your creativity, I love the fourth picture down of the acorns and leaves.

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  12. Grat post lovely pictures! :)

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  13. Beautiful post Jocelyn and gorgeous photos, too! I especially like the close-up of the acorns, the 2nd to last photo.

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  14. Stunning! Your statement about the comparison between life and tree is totally true.

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  15. Beautiful pictures! I really want to take photography lessons from you. :-)

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  16. Very nice post. I love nature!
    Carol from Carol's Jewelry Orchard

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  17. Please add my shop to the Promotional Frenzy list on your blog!
    Carol from Carol's Jewelry Orchard. Thanks.

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  18. Oaks are great trees, so much character. You captured that in your photos.

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  19. Just gorgeous photos! I love your comparison to life.

    ♥♥♥
    Sue

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  20. I think this analogy - and your pictures - is amazing!!! So glad you went with this idea!!

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  21. Beautiful post. I especially like "we are grounded in the knowledge that we are incredibly loved by our Creator." Thanks for your post and photos!

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  22. Wow, look at those acorns! Lovely photos!

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  23. What a beautiful set of photos. I believe that you accepted the challenge and surpassed it.

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  24. The photos and your text are wonderful. Thanks.

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