words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

At the Summit, the Tree of Life Love Art and Faith

The Blue Ridge Mountains at the Summit of Waterrock Knob

 At the Summit, the Tree of Life Love Art and Faith

“Just as the sun shines equally on the cedar and the little flower, so the Divine Sun shines equally on everyone, great and small”.

“Love can accomplish all things. Things that are most impossible become easy where love is at work”.

“Faith and hope give way to love; we had found already the One we were seeking”.

Quotations from:

Sermon in a Sentence: A Treasury of Quotations on the Spiritual Life


Trees have always presented themselves as being unique and mysterious to me. When I began drawing years ago the most interesting structure in a landscape was the tree. There are so many forms in the roots, trunks, and branches that can create beautiful art and design. As an abstract and surrealist artist, trees seemed to embody a great mystery.  And for me, sitting under a tree provides a place of rest, visions for creative thought, and spiritual recollection.

Walter W. Smith

3 responses

  1. So poetic and beautiful… Trees; they give us so much and I too would like to sit under one and rest… for a while. 🙂

    March 7, 2011 at 8:12 am

  2. Dear Walter,
    I just wanted to stop by to extend my condolences and let you know that I am deeply saddened by your loss and I pray that God’s grace and comfort will heal you and your family and that your daughter’s life will always be cherished… never forgotten.
    My heart and prayers go with you…

    March 16, 2011 at 3:04 am

    • Elizabeth, I truly appreciate the kind words that you have shared with me. I am so blessed to have found this community of bloggers, and most notably you, who have taken the time to share and give from the heart. My daughter would have loved your posts. She was a creative soul who loved to write poetry and communicate her aspirations and feelings.
      Again thank you…

      March 16, 2011 at 11:55 pm

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