This bird has its own bird angel watching over him! This tree lives at the Black Partridge Nature Preserve in Illinois, next to a shelter visited by many hikers and picnickers.
I was aware something was going on here because, while photographing some other tree spirits in a field to the right of this scene, the nature spirits kept calling me to hike a bit farther out and look at this tree.
This African Greenman lives in a poinciana tree in Jamaica, West Indies. This majestic old tree stands at a Y in the road of a private enclave near Montego Bay, and has faces on several sides that are watching and guiding the comings and goings of the residents of the area.
The Chinese New Year begins on Wednesday, February 18 at 5:47 pm CST and will be celebrated all weekend. It is the most widely celebrated and important traditional holiday throughout China and other Asian cities and countries worldwide. Referred to as the start of the “Lunar New Year”, the beginning of the Chinese New Year changes every year because it is based on the solar/lunar calendar.
Crystal Life is celebrating its official 20th anniversary this year. Hard to believe it all started because I wanted to handcraft some prayer beads and healthy living pendants – and the way to sell them, when starting out in 1995, was to go to a street fair!
Legends whisper that the Fae live within the wild woods among the ocean of lavender and blue daisies. Their roots buried deep within Celtic Britain, where the lore of their existence seep across the land. Ruins hum to the rhythmic movement of their wings, traveling through the earths veins- into the fairy pools of silken blue.
It’s been an amazing experience watching the lightning speed at which the internet is now bringing together people with similar interests who often live far apart. There is power in numbers, and in interests shared.
The tree shown here is one of my favorites for showing just how detailed the nature spirits can be in their tree sculpting, what a keen sense of humor they have, and also how savvy they are on slang usage by us humans.
Gemstone Prayer Beads are a superb way to help yourself to inwardly grow, and to protect yourself while doing so. You are combining, in your work, the power of prayer with the power of an ancient tradition devoted to spiritual growth, and the inherent super-ancient energy inherent in the stones themselves.
Different areas of the world have different energies and the nature spirits of that area have their own very specific visages. I very often learn about that area’s personality through the photographs I am privileged to take of the spirits.
In Sanskrit Mudra means an attitude, gesture or seal. It is a series of ancient Indian gestures used to aid in meditation and express creativity. Each of the hand has a reflex reaction in a specific part of the brain. Mudras use these reflex lines of energy as forms of expression and connection with source. They lock and guide or “seal” the energy flow guiding the reflexes to the brain.