Monday, July 13, 2015

A Walk at the Park

I’ve walked at Sholom Park a lot over the past 10 years but I still managed to see something new when I went this week.

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The Wounded Heart Tree.

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The sign reads, “What may have caused such a Wound? All of us are also wounded, even the Greatest among us. Notice how this Tree still Stands Strong. How did this Tree learn to Deal with his hard times?”

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I don’t always stay on the path so I’ve missed seeing it in the past. We had a rain shower the night before so I was staying out of the wet grass and I’m glad I did.

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Always something new or different to see when you get out in nature.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday

and Amaze me Monday.

38 comments:

Stephanie said...

So very true, my friend. That's like God's Word...there is always something new to learn :) Have a blessed Monday! Hugs to you!

Cranberry Morning said...

Looks like a wonderful, peaceful, inspiring place to walk. Have a good Monday, Diane. xo

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, what a pretty place for a walk. It seems like if the tree can learn to deal with hard times, we can too! It is a neat tree! Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful !

Jeannie Marie said...

It was a beautiful day yesterday, it was cool and breezy while I was out all morning. Yes, no matter what path you take, the one outlined for you or your own, if your eyes are open, new things to see are there.

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Inspiring. Thank you for sharing this experience with us.
Hugs,
Arlette

Linda Kay said...

Love the heart tree and the comment made about it. And that walk path is pretty unusual...lovely!

Joyce Mayer said...

Quite beautiful.

Linda Walker said...

Happy Monday morning Diane. That is an inspiring thought, isn't it? Gave me pause for thought....lovely park. Enjoy the week!
Linda

Arlene said...

What a pretty place to walk Diane!!

Vee said...

Interesting park... I don't think that this tree "learned" anything, but I know that people do as they yield their lives to God.

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful...looks like an amazing place to go walking. I hope you have a blessed week, Diane :)

Pamela Gordon said...

I love that wounded heart tree Diane. I'm glad you chose a different path that day. Have a beautiful week.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

What inspiring words and photo for the beginning of our week-thank you for sharing this, sweet friend!
Hugs,
Jemma

Deborah Montgomery said...

Sometimes we're blessed when we take "the road less traveled." And even wounded, we can grow tall and strong. Thanks for sharing, Diane. Have a wonderful week! xo

Joy H said...

What a tree! I bet it does have a story to tell ;)
Love the mosaic!
Joy @ Books and Life

Primitive Stars said...

Love that heart tree, wonderful and inspiring.Hugs Francine.

BeachGypsy said...

Cool old tree! Love the messaged too! You share so many awesome things with us! Thank you!!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Diane,
What a lovely walk, it's always wonderful to get out and breath the fresh air. You never know what you are going see, Mother nature can create some beautiful sites to behold.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Snap said...

I be that is a wonderful park for a walk. It is amazing how trees have the ability to heal themselves. We definitely have a lot to learn ... Mother Nature has amazing things to share. Wonderful and interesting images. Happy Monday!

Happy@Home said...

What a pretty place for a walk. I admire you for walking in the heat. I find myself hibernating indoors on these hot, humid days.

Susie said...

Diane, That tree proves that things want to live. I was amazed at a tree down the road...the entire tree was burls. It was cut down last year. You sure have some wonderful things to see on your hikes. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Lorrie said...

A tree with a message. Great photos. It's true that there are a lot of wounded people wandering around.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, What a beautiful spot to walk. Love the plaque to go with this tree. It is gorgeous and strong in spite of the wound. Just like many people. Great message.
Have a great week sweet friend. Hugs, cm

My Vintage Life said...

Such a pretty place and what a wonderful tree! And yes, there are so many walking around with wounds, but they still stand tall and live through it!

acorn hollow said...

It is lovely for sure. I have a friend in Florida right now and he said it is hot hot hot.
Cathy

cynthia lee designs said...

What a beautiful place to walk at. Love your photos.
hugs,
~Cindy

Margie said...

Very interesting! I've heard of labyrinth paths, but have never walked one myself.

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

What a lovely park! That tree is beautiful in its woundedness. Thanks for taking us with you, sweet Diane! Have a blessed week!

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Diane, what a lovely park. So true my friend, just like the tree. But with the help of the all mighty God we can over come and learn from our wounds. I love how he heals us.
Sending blessings,
Marlene

doodles n daydreams said...

Sometimes we need to stay on the pathway, just so we don't miss the good stuff. Then again sometimes we need to stray off it to see the different stuff!

Diana

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane
A loaded question presented by your beautiful visit to the park. A very special tree indeed.

Helen x

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It certainly pays to stray from the path in a park as you never know what you'll find. I'd almost think this was a tree with 2 main branches that were forked and one broke away for whatever reason. Of course, that's the gardener in me and I like the heart shape that was left behind.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Diane.

Estelle's said...

Well, I am ever so glad you purchased the teapot....darling and what a treasure! The park is SO beautiful...what a wonderful stroll that must be!

Donna said...

Every day there is a different treat in nature....love the tree and the path and the message! Have a beautiful week!

Mary Cromer said...

How lovely and meaningful my friend. To know nature, you first must get out there and use your senses to get the whole picture. I enjoyed this, as well as your new teapot set...I say spoons and tea bags ;)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Amazing tree - and wonderful pathways. I am always surprised when there are "new" things that I've missed on a tour of an area.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the sign and perfect for this Peace park!