Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day 2011

When I think about Earth Day, I think of trees.  So today I want to share a few tree quotes that I like.

"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.  But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen."
— Henry David Thoreau
"The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago — the next best time is now."
— Chinese Proverb
"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in their way."
— William Blake
Coolidge Park in Chattanooga
"Trees are your best antiques." — Alexander Smith
"Happiness is sharing a bowl of cherries and a book of poetry with a shade tree. He doesn't eat much and doesn't read much, but listens well and is a most gracious host."
— Astrid Alauda
"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them."
— Bill Vaughn

To read my review of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, click here.
To read about a bookish tree, click here.
To read some of my previous Earth day posts, click here.

1 comment:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What a great Earth Day post. I loved the photos and what you say is so true.