As the friends and family of Tim and Melanie gathered beneath a canapy of early summer leaves, I perched on a jagged hillside rock with camera in hand. A phrase came to mind. Umh, something about leaping greenly spirits of trees. A quick trip thru my books later that night brought it forth. It was e.e. cummings. He wrote, “I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” Yup. An apt thought for the moment when Tim Parker and his bride said yes, I thee wed. With that successful foray into the world of writers and nature, (it only took ten minutes) I found a second quote . . . this one from Helen Keller. She wrote, “To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” And of course, Voltaire summed it all up when he wrote, “Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.” Yay! Man and Wife. A wedding in a lush little forest beside a tiny trickling brook. Summer in Vermont. What could be better?
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