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Nature Spirits at Olmstead Point, Yosemite

December 31, 2020 - These huge mountain spirits are part of the history of our national park system. They face Olmsted Point, Yosemite Natio...
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World Turtle and the Kissing Camels

December 30, 2020 - Known as Camel Rock (see the two Kissing Camels upper left), this rock island stands at an entry point into Garden of th...
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Lightning-Struck Transformation Trees

December 29, 2020 - You have a strong ally for change when you encounter a tree who has been struck by lightning. These trees are known as t...
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Happiness from a Wound

December 28, 2020 - Cheers to you from a very happy magnolia spirit! I have on a number of occasions found huge smiles on trees where a lim...
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Christmas on the Spruce Trail

December 27, 2020 - Someone decided the woods needed to celebrate Christmas as well! They hung a green and a red Christmas Ball on a small C...
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The Beauty of the Elements

December 26, 2020 - Elements. The skeletal elegance of a long-dead tree set in a moving background of earth, water and sky.
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The Stark Beauty of This Year

December 25, 2020 - This has been a year when we've all been stripped to the very skeletal basics of existence. May the universality of this...
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Lady of the Forest and the Rodent King

December 24, 2020 - The Ladies of the Forest are a special category of nature spirits who oversee the comings and goings of all life in thei...
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Spirits in a City of the Dead

December 23, 2020 - Graveyards are very active places - just in other dimensions than our own. When I was in my twenties, I found graveyard...
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Imagine All the People...

December 22, 2020 - In these uncertain times, it's good to dream and hope for a better, safer, more peaceful future. This beautiful mosaic i...
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Red Berries in Snow

December 21, 2020 - The austere beauty in the prairie states of red berries in snow, in front of a stark grey sky.
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Buccaneer of Bar Harbor

December 20, 2020 - This is a complex nature spirit story that has as its canvas the entire width of the old town Commons in Bar Harbor, Mai...
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1000 Years Old But Who's Counting...

December 19, 2020 - This serene and wise water tupelo has lived in his Southern Illinois cypress swamp for over 1000 years. King of the Cyp...
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Elf Wizard of Bear Lake

December 19, 2020 - This is a wizard of the masked elf clan. He lives in a pine tree at Bear Lake, Colorado. Spirit images can be difficult...
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Pine Trees in Snow

December 17, 2020 - It's lots of snow right now for some on us... May the beauty of this white silence tamp down all discord, if only for a...
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Guardian of the Redwood Portal

December 16, 2020 - This is a redwood portal guardian. One of the fun activities I have when out on a walk is getting to know the various t...
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Praying Hands, a Cathedral and a Giant

December 15, 2020 - Tucked away next to the road out of Garden of the Gods is this white sandstone rock formation. Some refer to this as a C...
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May the Strength, Endurance and Peace of the Oak Be With You this Holiday Season

December 14, 2020 - May you be as stable and strong as an oak in winter storms - as you are in gentle summer sun. Happy holidays to all our...
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Touching the Moon

December 13, 2020 - Tree branches reach up to touch a winter full moon who was still shining bright in a damp early morning fog.
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Three Wisemen and Their Camel

December 12, 2020 - This collection of Mt. Lemmon HooDoos reminds me of the Biblical three Wisemen with their camel. Happy holidays to all!...
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I Survived; You Will, Too

December 10, 2020 - This is a survivor tree. Here is her story. I was out photographing in a local preserve. It was a new area for me – I’d...
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Elegy for a "Song Bird"

December 09, 2020 - This unusual tree portal features a pointing hand and a guardian spirit. Is the guardian a man or the underside of a bir...
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Support from Mother Nature

December 08, 2020 - The tree spirits asked me to post this today, to show humans how Mother Nature is always there to support them. This ph...
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It's Time to Explore the World!

December 07, 2020 - The eagerness of youth to explore the vast world outside the safety of the home! These three young squirrels are feeling...
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Silent Watchers and Their Public Face

December 06, 2020 - These silent New England granite watchers remind me of so many of us. The two on the right are wise and vigilant but the...
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Vision Quest Canyon

December 05, 2020 - Here is a vision quest site that very few hikers recognize. It is located at the Rim Rock Nature Trail in Southern Illin...
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Spirit of Bear Lake

December 04, 2020 - A handsome youthful rock guardian watches over Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park. He has evergreens for hair and m...
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The Sophisticated Canvas of the London Plane Tree

December 03, 2020 - Here's a conservative rabbi, sculpted by this London Plane Tree who lives in the prosperous Upper East Side of Central P...
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Social Distancing at the Beach

December 02, 2020 - Even the seagulls know it's good to socially distance! These birds are just hangin' out along the sea wall in Santa Cru...
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Go No Further!

December 01, 2020 - So simple, polite, and definite - this tied rock is a Japanese folk symbol for "Stop - Go No Further!" This rock lives...
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