The Music of Many Leaves


“Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky,
How beautiful it is?
All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness
There is a poem, there is a song.
Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for the spring.
When the spring comes, it again fills the tree with
The music of many leaves,
Which in due season fall and are blown away.
And this is the way of life.”

–   Krishnamurti


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

19 thoughts on “The Music of Many Leaves”

  1. Hi Nancy, this has to be one of your best efforts yet, and that is saying alot when one considers that each and every one of your posts is sublime. What a gift you have.

  2. I love this. Did you do something to the picture or is that the way it came out? You know what I thought of first, was wallpaper. Isn’t that funny.

    Hi Nan — I took this into PhotoShop and played with the luminosity and added a canvas texture. I took the photo this morning out my bedroom window and couldn’t undo a bit of glass glare, so…….when you’re given lemons, make lemonade, right? ;)

  3. Funny. I was just last night sitting on our deck with my glass of merlot thinking about leaf sounds. Leaves were falling from the trees like a soft rain. They made a hollow sound when hitting the wooden decking, but before doing so emitted a wide range of musical notes trinkling down through the canopy and striking various branches and other leaves during this, their final journey. At the time it was like a song. Maybe it was the merlot. ;-)

  4. Pretty!! How did you do it?
    Our trees mostly look like that now. It all works out–when the leaves go we get the light we need in the winter. Some one planned really well.

  5. Speaking of music and plants, have you been to the Toronto Music Garden? I was there one November and even though it was a winter garden, and even though no one was on hand to sell you the earphones/music, you could still hear your own music to which the grasses were swaying!

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