Some seeds fall far from the forest,
perhaps at the edge of a barren moor,
perhaps in an outcropping’s cranny
where young roots find
water and food enough to grow,
a place safe from the
voracious mouths of sheep,
a place of sunshine and air.
Lonely it grows,
perhaps stunted,
but it grows.
And who knows —
this moor may yet be covered
by trunks and branches.


Photo of a small tree growing in Cave Dale, Derbyshire Peak District, England.
Photo and text copyright 2018 by Danny N. Schweers

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Bill wrote:
Great photo. Thanks.

Dave wrote:
This one hit my heart Danny. I wonder how many of your readers have felt like this tree. I have. Thanks for this.

Wanda wrote:
Another stunning reminder of the tenaciousness of God's love!

Mary Brent wrote:
This is just lovely.

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Marti wrote:
I really like this a lot--both the picture & your words! Thankful for your talents, Danny!

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