Tag Archive: trees


Literary Description of Garden

“The garden (…) has become amazingly pretty: the modest little lilac, acacia and honey suckle bushes (you remember, it was you and I that planted them) have filled out into magnificent dense shrubs; the birches and maples – they’ve all shot up and spread wide; the lime-tree walks have become particularly attractive. I love those walks, I love the delicate grey-green colour and the subtle scent of the air beneath their vaults; I love the dappled network of bright little circles across the dark earth – as you know, I have no sand. My favourite oak sapling has already become a young oak tree. In the middle of the day yesterday I sat for more than an hour in its shade on a bench. I felt very happy. The grass was flourishing so cheerfully all around; a golden light, strong and soft, lay on everything; it even penetrated into the shade… and the birds that could be heard! I hope you haven’t forgotten that birds are my passion. Turtle doves cooed incessantly, every now and then an oriole would whistle, a chaffinch did its sweet little thing, the thrushes got angry and twittered away, a cuckoo responded in the distance; suddenly, like a maniac, a woodpecker would utter its piercing cry.”
Faust. A Story in Nine Letters by Ivan Turgenev (translated by Hugh Aplin)

Literary Description of Garden

“Around the pond was an old garden. Along its alleys linden trees stretched out, they were solid clumps; matured pine trees with pale yellow trunks, dark oak trees, magnificent ash trees highly raised here and there their single apexes, dense foliage of overgrown lilacs and acacias came down to the sides of both houses, leaving open the front parts, from which winding brick paths ran down the slopes. Mottled ducks, white and grey geese swam on bright water of the pond (…)”

The Lull  by Ivan Turgenev

Garden in May

“May had reached its second half; the first hot summer days had already set in. (…) bright green leaves sparkled as if they had just been washed and polished.”
Virgin Soil  by Ivan S. Turgenev

Birch

Birch

Hornbeam Hedge

Hornbeam Hedge

Weigela

Weigela

Wild Rose

Wild Rose

Cornus

Cornus

Aquilegia

Aquilegia

Shades of Green

Barberry

Barberry

Weigela

Weigela

Old cut tree trunk

Old cut tree trunk

Almond bush

Almond bush

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

Bushes and trees

Bushes and trees

Tulips

Tulips

Dandelions

Dandelions

My cat

My cat

 

 

 

 

Flowering Apple Tree

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Spring

To immerse yourself into eternity without the pursuit of what is temporary.

“Once more the spring had come…. (…) Once more the breezes of spring breathed brightness and rejoicing from the heavens; once more spring was smiling upon the earth and upon men; once more under her caresses everything was turning to blossom, to love, to song.”
A House of Gentlefolk by Ivan Turgenev

Flowering almond bush

Barberry

Honeysuckle

Dandelion

Cherry tree

Forget-me-not

Bottom Part of Chestnut Tree

The chestnut blossoms have not yet bloomed.

Hornbeam Leaves