Sausalito AbstractSausalito AbstractA section of stone wall, Sausalito, California. CLICK HERE to read more

Spirits at the Old Springhouse

November 15, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Old SpringhouseOld SpringhouseScenic springhouse dating back to the early 1800s. Note protective tree left back. Kendal Community, Kennett Square, PA. CLICK HERE to read the Story behind this photo. The Quaker farmers in the Brandywine Valley, PA have always had a peaceful, respectful and loving relationship with the land they work. Here is an old Springhouse, dating back at least into the early 1800s, now sitting in the woods over a small spring and beside a gentle creek. This is where, in summers, the farmers would milk the cows and immediately store the containers in the stone and wood building.

There are many images of protective tree spirits in this area. One of the most complex is an ancient tree that still stands behind the springhouse.

Protective Spirits

Protective TreeProtective TreeThis old tree has been protecting the Springhouse for hundreds of years. CLICK HERE to read the Story behind this photo. This tall old tree now has a decided lean to it but it is still at work!

Birds and Chicks/MenBirds and Chicks/MenA duck, a large bird spirit, and protected babies who look like chicks or men. CLICK HERE to read the Story behind this photo. On the front side there is a duck's head with a very large bird spirit above and, on the right, a collection of protected "chicks" in a nest who also look like human heads....

On the back side there is a large burl. From the side the burl looks like a bear's head - a symbol of protection.

Protecting the HumaansProtecting the HumaansA large burl is shaped of images within images - a bear and inside that a dog and inside that the head of a man. CLICK HERE to read the Story behind this photo. Straight on, there are a series of images inside each other. First there is a large bear's face (protection), inside that a dog's face (faithfulness) and inside that a man's head with the long hair the men used to favor, being happily and faithfully protected by nature. Protected ManProtected ManNature spirits are protecting the gentle Quakers who once owned and farmed this land. CLICK HERE to read the Story behind this photo.


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