“That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.” ~ William Shakespeare, Sonnet 73
Just for fun, here is a snatch of conversation from the James Bond movie ‘You only live twice’.
“You know what it is about you that fascinates them, don’t you? It’s the hair on your chest. Japanese men all have beautiful bare skin.” ~ Tiger Tanaka
“Japanese proverb say, “Bird never make nest in bare tree.”” ~ James Bond
See more entries for Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote Challenge.
Such stunning shots Sylvia. I just love it and the quote is so fitting. Thanks for sharing hon. Great entry for Ese’s challenge. 😀 *hugs*
Thanks so much, Sonel. Hugs back to you. 🙂
I love how you’re always at a different place each time I stop by. Oh the world traveller – lucky you. 🙂
Yes, I do seem to get around quite a bit, but so do you. 🙂
Can you believe they’re thinking about Damian Lewis as the next James Bond???
Horrible choice!! IMO of course. 🙂
He’s certainly no match for Daniel Craig. 🙂
Clever. Very clever association.
Thanks, Rommel 🙂
Don’t you just love how nature makes use of EVERYTHING! If that were in a yard we would cut it down!
So true, Jasmine. How was your weekend?
It was SO good! I carved out time for my self my kids the hubs AND did some writing! IT was a success… now only if we could make it longer!
Sounds great. I also think weekends should be much longer. Even when you’re retired, they still have a different feel. 🙂
Nothing is like the weekend. NO spell NO matter how powerful will brake my weekend!
The tree almost looks like a fake bird stand it is so perfect with its limbs. Great capture.
Thanks so much, Laurie. There were several such trees. Even though dead, they were really beautiful. 🙂
Beautiful photos and I’m on the fence about hairy chests.
James Bond movie series are timeless . I’m not sure the hair thing is included.
Hahaha. I’m also not sure. Fashions come and go. 🙂
How did we get on this hairy chest theme? I had a bad experience with a hairy chest, have avoided them ever since…. 😉
Hehehe…….it’s amazing how some comment threads progress. I’m intrigued about your hairy chest experience, but of course I don’t expect you to share. Some things are best left in the archives. 😕
This one probably ought to be wiped even from archives 😦 Will definitely leave it to your fertile imagination. 😀
Uh who played Bond in that movie? Second thoguht who cares, they were all gorgeous 🙂 thanks Sylvia you made me laugh!
Sean Connery of course. The hairiest chest in the business. 🙂
So THAT’S why I’m still single !!! I must take some caveman pills. Do hairy legs count ?? Ralph xox 😀
Everything in moderation, Ralph. 🙂
Good. Because I don’t have hairy legs either 😉
Are you bragging, Ralph?
No. Desperate !! 😉
Have to say, I’m slightly partial to a hairy chest. Not so much a hairy back though 😉
Loved the tree AD…
Thanks, 68. Yes, me too. I don’t much like men to be too smooth. 😀
I love the birds in that bare tree, wonderful.
Thanks so much, Marion. We saw some really wonderful birds there. I must do a blog about the visit. 🙂
Perfect for the challenge!
Thanks so much. 🙂
I love it! The photos are beautiful, Sylvia, and the JB quote..how could Mr.Bond possibly be wrong?! 🙂
Thanks, Ese. I agree that of course JB must be right. 🙂
Beautiful pictures of the bare trees, Sylvia. They’re really right around the corner; a couple of months of beautiful fall leaves, and then back to bare trees for the winter. I can’t wait as I haven’t experienced winter in two years! Love the James Bond quotes. 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. I took these pics yesterday at the Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, just down the road from us.
Isn’t it fun to explore cool places so close to home?
Dramatic shots and wonderful accompanying words. Great quote from JB. Wonderful way to start day
Thanks so much, Ruth. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
Love your blog. Wonderful post.
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂
To come across a bare tree stands out by itself like these to me does not come easy. Good catches of these.
Thanks, YC. Yes, these trees were just begging to be photographed. 🙂