Monday, June 15, 2009

Prayer of the Woods (and doggy name winners!)

I've posted the "Prayer of the Woods" before but wanted to share it again. This sign is at Tahquamenon Falls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. If you haven't guessed by now, I'm a little bit of a tree hugger! Quick - everybody run before I start lecturing how we have to protect our our natural habitats!

Okay - you still here? Here are the winners of my doggy name contest! They will receive a little token from my nature store! Thank you everyone for entering! Please email your address to shelleyupnorth at gmail dot com.
  1. Copenhagen by Loagan Ranch
  2. Sniffles by Goat Creek Grandma
  3. Annie Bo Bear by Dixie's Doodles

By the way - I had some bookmarks made the other day with one of my photos - so the first five people (U.S. or Canadian only) that make a comment on this post and write specifically that they would like a bookmark - I will send you one!


Just a little something from Judy said...

I would love a bookmark that you created because I know what you create. I liked the prayer of the woods, and I would truly understand why you would be a bit of a tree hugger yourself. If I had a log cabin I think I might have strong feelings about the beautiful trees that surround me,and add so much lovliness to everything. In fact, the other day I told my husband that I feel very protective of the gorgeous big tree outside of our screened-in-porch. Thanks for your many kind comments on my blog.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Congrats to the winners.
I am glad that I am not the only tree hugger around. ;) funny though, you hug nice big OLD trees with lots of leaves, and mine are covered in palm fronds.
Would love a book mark...for I am going to win the book by Betsy.
:0 Don't tell her that I already know I am a winner.

basketsnprims said...

Shelley ~
I would love a bookmark created by you ~ your photography leaves me in awe. I used to work at the Tahquamenon Falls when I was 16 & 17, many moons ago, my friend. Congrats to the winners.

George said...

I'm probably too late, but I would also like a bookmark. You're not the only tree-hugger I know. I would also like to see Tahquamenon Falls.
By the way, I like the prayer.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Congrats to the winner!! And I would love a bookmark if I am in the top five comments.

Goat Creek Grandma said...

I can't believe I won! :D Thank you so much Shelley. I will be emailing you my address today. I love your photos and your inspire me to enjoy the nature around me.

Take Care,

Cedar ... said...

Very nice,.. I really like the Prayer of the Woods. And I'm right with you on being a "tree hugger"... without them we'd be in big trouble. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

That's just plain awesome. What beautiful words. Congrats to the winners! Cool! I'm in the process of clearing some tree sized weeds to allow some of the baby big-boys more sun and room to thrive. I just love coming here to your blog - allows me to see what we'll have eventually once I get this place more in shape. Beautiful.

Catherine Holman said...

You know I'm just never quick enough! What a beautiful prayer!
Hugs to you little tree hugger,

Ginger said...

Hi Shelley:
Congrats to the winners. I think the name you chose for your puppy is perfect.
I am probably not one of the first 5, but if I am, I would love one of your bookmarks for my books. I am always reading something.

Tami said...

Oh I love love love that sign. Where is it located?

I want one for the nursery.

Karen said...

NOT FAIR! :) I live in California and while it's only 7:40 here (hey, the dogs have to go out before I sit down at the computer and coffee must be consumed!), it's already what? 9:40 where you are? I'm never gonna win! Next time do it for the LAST 5 posts!! LOL
OK, I'm done pouting and whining! (hehehe)
I loved your post. You tree hug all you want. It's important.
Have a great day!!!

Anonymous said...

awesome prayer... definitely gets an amen...

livin and lovin' on logs and going back to her regularly scheduled horsehugging and treehugging both:)


Star said...

I'm a tree hugger too Shellmo. I love all trees and it makes my heart sad to see them being cut down. In England, we used to be covered in forest, but now, due to man's habitation, the forests have been replaced with houses and roads and it just doesn't seem right. I know we have to live somewhere but .... at least over there we use as little space as possible, but I have noticed that in the U.S. people expect to have enormous yards! That's just an observation people, not a criticism exactly.
Blessings, Star

Star said...

By the way Shellmo, I would love to be able to use your tree prayer on my new Blog,
Please could I copy it for my nature Blog?
Blessings, Star

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Dang! By the time I read this there were already 15 comments!

I do collect bookmarks so maybe I will just have to buy some.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Too late...but wanted to say that I loved that prayer, I've never read it before so it was new to me!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey Cutie, I missed the bookmark--but looks like hubby won!!!!! I'm sure he'll share!!!! ha

Suzanne is just too funny!!!! It would be strange if she won my book too... Crazy girl!!!

Love the poem...

GiVEAWAY on my blog today only. Pass the word!!!!

Have a great day.
We WILL visit Tahquamenon Falls --I'm SURE!!!! yeah!

Sandy@American Way Farm said...

Love the "prayer". Hadn't seen it before so I'm glad you reposted it. And love the doggie names, especially the first one.

Dixxe's Doodles said...

HOW SWEET! Im excited, and Annie Bo Bear is too! She's relaxing in the AC with me today along with her sister Flossie, we are beating the heat indoors! Im sending an email--Its super of you to share with all of us! I hope I can repay in kind~ Best of luck with your new pup when she arrives--
and thanks for the visits to my little corner of the blog-sphere.

74WIXYgrad said...

Congrats to all the winners. Jen gave me some bookmarks for Christmas so I'm still fine there.

I posted number 1000 this morning and I want to thank you for helping make that milestone possible for me.

Rose said...

I love that poem...I had never read it before.

The Retired One said...

I haven't been to Taquamenon Falls for a long, long, time...I didn't remember seeing this poem there before either.
It is really lovely!

Shellmo said...

Judy, Busy Bee, Pam, George and Penny - Please email your address to me at shelleyupnorth at gmail dot com and I will send you a bookmark! Thank you!!

Star - you can definitely use the poem - thanks for asking! :)

Anonymous said...

I really like the Prayer too! People should take heed to that!

Jen said...

Congrats to all your winners!
You have a winning Blog Shelley! :D

Anonymous said...

OMG, i'm just reading this! How exciting!

Oh and I love that poem! I'll send you my addy. Thank you!!

Dawn said...

i love that woodsy prayer!

IRENE said...

So much needed! Forest fires make me so sad angry and sad every summer with forest fires!