Weekly Photo Challenge: One (Tree)

This week’s photo challenge is One.

There is one tree which captured my focus.CSC_0348

While strolling the courtyard of Angkor Wat, Cambodia, I couldn’t help taking a photo of this tree, with the boundary walls as background.

This is not the biggest tree I have ever seen; but the flowers on the tree are just beautiful!

Trees remind me of a poem I learned in school:

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
~Joyce Kilmer, “Trees,” 1914

Originally, I was thinking of posting just one Tree photo, but the re-discovery of this childhood poem has urged me to show the One tree photos which I like. These include:

A palm tree in Koh Samui, Thailand against a blue sky.DSC_0614

A tree reaching out to the sea at Hvar Island, Croatia.DSCF0474

A giant tree reaching out to the West Lake in China.DSCF6398

A curtain fig tree with numerous air roots  in a Tropical Forest, north of Cairns in Australia.CIMG0566

The Ken and Mary tree in Hokkaido, Japan.Hokkaido2

Another tree in Hokkaido which  appeared in the local TV commercial.013

…………….. only God can make a tree!