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The Oak Tree
by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr.

A mighty wind blew night and day.
It stole the Oak Tree's leaves away.
Then snapped its boughs
and pulled its bark
until the Oak was tired and stark.

But still the Oak Tree held its ground
while other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke,
"How can you still be standing Oak?"

The Oak Tree said, I know that you
can break each branch of mine in two,
carry every leaf away,
shake my limbs and make me sway.

But I have roots stretched in the earth,
growing stronger since my birth.
You'll never touch them, for you see
they are the deepest part of me.

Until today, I wasn't sure
of just how much I could endure.
But now I've found with thanks to you,
I'm stronger than I ever knew.

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In other news- Madison from Yours Truly, Madison is hosting the first ever "Bushy Brunette Women Week" since she lives in the Bush in Alaska (that's where they have to fly you your food etc). To go along with this awesome week she's hosting a giveaway! Hop on over to HER BLOG and give her some love! (She was also my Blog of the Week a couple of weeks ago! You can read her guest post HERE)

Also make sure to check out this week's blog of the week! GUEST POST or SARA's BLOG


Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Ah, I LOVE that tree picture. There's something so cathartic for me looking at and spending time near old trees. It's like they have wisdom to share or something. I can't really explain it.

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Loved this post - especially the picture of that beautiful tree!

HazelandMare said...

Great post, Gentri! I love that inspirational poem! That really means a lot :)

And no joke- I came across those Cookie Monster cupcakes just last week and am now so inspired to make them! Although I have a feeling they'd probably look a lot more like the second photo. But they'd still probably taste great!

Claire Vázquez said...

I liked the post and the blog! I pass by your blog a lot!
I invite you to come in mine and follow me please!
a kiss!; claire.

simply megan. said...

hahahaha the cookie monster one made me giggle

indie by heart said...

awww so cute :D i loev giraffes, they're so..alien-like with those hmm what are those on top of their head ! :D

hiiihi and those cupcake monsters, look like all those ones i've tried to make !

lovely post=)


jessie said...

That poem is so beautiful and inspirational! And the picture...makes me want to find a tree like that and build a tree house in it and live in it for the rest of my life! So whymsical and beautiful.

Emma Frances said...

I love that first poem. :) Also, those cookie monster cupcakes are hilarious! And I love the giraffes. I kissed a giraffe once so now we have a special connection! And I am now on my way over to Madison's blog!

Emma Frances said...

I love that first poem. :) Also, those cookie monster cupcakes are hilarious! And I love the giraffes. I kissed a giraffe once so now we have a special connection! And I am now on my way over to Madison's blog!

Kristin said...

Those cookie monster cupcakes are so funny and cute!!!! I gave you a little award on my blog If you wanna check it out! :)

LaynahRose said...

That poem gave me goosebumps! Seriously, I'm going to revisit this post sometime and read it again. Oh and those cookie monster cupcakes make me smile everytime. That's so me haha.

This post made my heart happy, you should do more like it. Maybe a series or something.

♥ Nadine said...

Ah, the tree picture! So pretty! Ever since I've been to Australia, I've developed such a deep love for trees. Seriously. :)
All the other pictures are neat as well. Thanks for sharing!!

Here's to a happy rest of the week. xoxo.

Claire said...

that picture is just fabulous!!

Ashley Slater said...

Now I have like 5 other places to go to! and giveaways to enter! But I love it... and I saw that cookie monster thing on pinterest and it made me laugh!!


Kelly said...

I just laughed out loud at that cookie monster picture. NAILED IT.

Katie said...

That cookie monster picture is hilarious. They always make things look so easy!

Tereza said...

Great Poem! I l love it :)

A Lost Feather said...

oh my.. the giraffe photo.. sooo cute and amazing!

i should write a little blurb about how i did the summer2011 painting with light photo! i actually have a tutorial about painting with light here.. but it's actually a lot easier to do the summer2011 one! http://www.blogger.com/comment-published.g?blogID=1944395092243007785

i'll go over it real quick: i used my point and shoot.. set it to a long exposure (always takes me a bit to find that setting!) and set it to 5 seconds (5") then just put the camera on a timer so you have a few seconds to set up.. make sure it's dark.. and paint with light! we used our cellphones :) if you're writing words make each letter backwards.. otherwise they'll be backwards in the photo!

A Lost Feather said...

i think i just linked you to a page in my blog dashboard instead of the tutorial haha.. here is the real thing! http://alostfeather.blogspot.com/2011/04/try-it-out-painting-with-light.html

eudaimoniac said...

That tree picture is amazing. Loving your blog :D Will definitely be back to explore more.

Sara said...

Wow those original cupcakes look amazing, I bet they test even better, and yours are nice too, not the same but close, anyway the test is important and I bet yours test great! Your blog is lovely and I'm a new follower! Hope you'll like my blog and follow back!

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Laura Elizabeth said...

Loved your pictures and your words. Great post!! I can't really laugh at the cookie monster cupcakes because I know mine would turn out even worse!!! :)

Carla said...

they are the awesomest cupcakes EVER!!!!!!
nailed it, ha ha ha!

Ashley said...

Beautiful post! Just found your blog and it's absolutely lovely!

Have a wonderful day :]

The Polka Dot Princess said...

I just found your blog and I think you are just darling! I think we need to be best friends! I also act either 80 or 5 :)

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