Apple and fig leaves

A dark picture.
The grey black of sea sand filling a jar
and some autumn fig and apple leaves that have spent time in the wet on the ground.
Then a few tortured willow stems from off the tree.
I thought of this combination when I saw some rust pictures.
Rust on an iron pot of mine.
William Shakespeare said:
” I were better eaten to death with a rust than scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.”
But then there are some other strong feelings about rust.

It is idleness that is the curse of man- not labour. Idleness eats the heart out of men as of nations , and consumes them as rust does iron.

Samuel Smiles ( 1812 -1904 British author who believed more progress could be made from new attitudes than new laws. )

Idleness is to the human mind like rust to Iron and if you find the mirror of the heart dull, the rust has not been cleared from its face.

Ezra Cornell American 1807-1874 and Rumi Turkish 1207-1273.
“Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it.”
Charles Dickens

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old , he will not depart from it. (Solomn a king and writer from it is thought 970 BC931BC)
Proverbs 22:6
Apple leaves with one stray oak leaf.
I would like the sun to get to the grass so picking up leaves today.

“All the trees are losing their leaves , and not one of them is worried.”
Donald Miller (Born 1971 American author and public speaker.)

Thank you for looking at this rust inspired post. My arrangement could have been brighter but it is what it is.

Sandy πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “Apple and fig leaves

  1. This post is as beautiful as all your others. Sometimes the smallest things bring us the greatest joy. I too agree about the nature of idleness-we must always been striving for more.


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