Thursday, May 29, 2008

Prayer of the Woods

















Last year when we visited Tahquanemon Falls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I was struck by this prayer they had posted entitled "Prayer of the Woods." It serves as a good reminder for me to value the forest even more as it provided my family with our log home.

12 comments:

Jennifer Robin said...

Very cool. Since we moved to the woods, I definitely learned to appreciate the forest like I never had before. When I walk through it, I'm reminded of the druids and their reverence for nature.

Jessica said...

I have never seen or heard that prayer before. I love it!! How true it is!!

Log Cabin Antiques said...

Hi Shelley, What a beautiful poem. I love it too! It is so true, and reminds us to appreciate all that we get from trees. I was just staining the new ceiling in the store addition and being so up close and personal got to see every little gorgeous knot and grain of wood! Some of the lumber just had the prettiest pattern and since I used a very light color and polyurethane it all shows through(kind of like your wonderful cabinets!) Lynn

Shellmo said...

Jennifer - nothing like being in the woods to bring a true appreciation. (Especially with your beautiful scenery that you post in your blogs!)

Jessica - glad you liked it!

Log cabin antiques - I love seeing all the grains and knots in the wood too!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Aww... I love that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jen said...

Wonderful!!!!!
I would love to hang that it in my house! God provides and we should take care of and appreciate His gifts!

I see my friend Terri has found you! :) She is building a log home too! I have you both listed now on my blog. Hi Terri!

Shellmo said...

Jen & Terri - thank you! Nice to have 2 new blog friends!

Naturegirl said...

The prayers touches my soul..as it should us all! Wonderful post! A tree hugger NG

Sandy said...

That is beautiful. I love it.

Shellmo said...

Nature girl - thank you from one tree hugger to another!

Sandy - thanks - I think it's beautiful too.

joated said...

Love the little Prayer of the Woods. If you haven't read it lately you might also enjoy The Pines by Robert W. Service.
"...
Sun, moon and stars give answer; shall we not staunchly stand,
Even as now, forever, wards of the wilder strand,
Sentinels of the stillness, lords of the last, lone land?"