When I sit at my laptop at my kitchen table, and look up out of the window, this Tree is directly in my line of view. Of course it doesn't look like this now, in July, I took this photo last winter. I immediately see a face in it, a stern, older face; & even now when She (as I think of her) is hidden in waving summer leaves, I am aware of that strong structure inside.
She reminds me to have respect for the Tree People.
I am lucky to live in a very lush part of SW Wales with many beautiful Trees, many species grow well in this damp climate. Everything is growing like crazy at the moment. This morning I strimmed the grass on the flat area behind our barn where I like to do Chi Kung outside - there's not much flat ground here - and it was a joy to perform those ancient meditative movements there in late in the afternoon in intermittent sunshine, looking across the grass we leave long, full of 'weeds', wildflowers, butterflies & bees. My brain was tired after a stretch of concentrated studio time, for which being out on the land is the perfect antidote. Also its where the paintings come from in the 1st place, so I also do my Chi Kung in gratitude to the Spirits for the paintings I am working on now, which are directly related to this land , but too new to show here yet. I have plenty more to put up here though, so I wont leave such a long gap till my next post.