Through the pictures of barks
I honour the trees
Which revealed them to my wonder and delight.
Through the ages and even now,
Trees bestow their gifts on mankind.
Here is unveiled one aspect of their "persona",
Almost unseen and unknown.
Discovering this fascinating world
Has granted me enduring emotion.
I do wish to share this gift with lovers of trees,
Nature and beauty.
May your imagination and your dreams
Carry you in this parallel world,
So near and yet so ‘far away from our perception’.
May these photos be a key
To one of the many doors which open
Onto the Beauty and Mystery which surround us.
(Janine Laurent Josi)