Träumelein

Träumelein -- Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve, Julian, California, United States

Träumelein — Black Oak, Kanaka Flats, Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve East, near Julian, CA. March 2014.

The title is from the German lullaby “Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf” (sleep, child, sleep):

Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf
Dein Vater hüt’ die Schaf
Deine Mutter schüttelt s’Bäumelein
Da fällt herab ein Träumelein
Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf

The essential part is that the mother is shaking a tree, and a little dream is falling down from it. “Träumelein” is German and means little dream.

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