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Wolfman - Sinister or Protective?

July 13, 2021 - This ominous Wolfman stands guard at the base of a Guardian Tree. His is the entry tree along a scenic path that circles...
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Spruce Heart

July 12, 2021 - I was walking along the woodland path through this large grove of spruce (below). I felt surrounded by the peaceful stre...
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Human+Nature Exhibit at Morton Arboretum

June 29, 2021 - The sentient reality of nature is the theme of this 5-statue exhibit by Daniel Popper, currently on display at the Morto...
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Deva of the Frogs

May 18, 2021 - I am told by the nature spirits that we are honored to be looking at the local Deva of the Frogs. This is her marker tre...
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Tree on a Hill

May 01, 2021 - This tree lives on a sloping hillside that leads down to the intimate Lake Marmo at Morton Arboretum. He has chosen to m...
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Redbud Time

April 28, 2021 - Sunset - Spring - a quiet lake - a mallard peacefully gliding - and a mirrored display of Redbuds in bloom. Life is Good...
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Easy-Going Friends

April 26, 2021 - These easy-going friends hang out near a popular stop at Morton Arboretum. They greet the cars as they pass by and walke...
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Old Log, Nature Spirits and Bluebells

April 24, 2021 - It was a quiet reflective day for me yesterday. I felt called to sit with an old log who lives in a field of bluebells o...
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Happy Earth Day from the Trees

April 22, 2021 - Sometimes it's good to look up! Here's a blessing for all who walk the path. From a grove of cypress surrounding a path...
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A Prayer and a Scream

April 18, 2021 - Some aspects of a being's personality are there from the start. Take these two Bloodroots. They are growing within a few...
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Bluebells in the Forest

April 15, 2021 - If you're lucky, you come upon one of the Spring blankets of bluebells that spread through the woods of the Midwest. I...
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Greeting the Morning Sun

April 14, 2021 - Pink Magnolia, greeting the morning sun. Morton Arboretum.
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Magnolia Trio

April 13, 2021 - Pink Magnolia Blossoms. Morton Arboretum.
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Pink Magnolia

April 12, 2021 - Dancing in the Spring breeze, the early magnolias are in full flower. This graceful magnolia blossom is at Morton Arb...
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Protectors of the Forest Glen

March 15, 2021 - A kindly protector looks down at the small snowdrops that bloom at the base of this Northern Japanese Magnolia. (left)...
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West Wind of Spring

March 14, 2021 - The West Wind is called Zephyrus in Greek and Western European mythology. He is considered the gentlest of the four wind...
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March 13, 2021 - One of my favorite flowers. The snowdrop is the harbinger of Spring. Such a humble, gentle flower. So unassuming and ye...
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Entry Trees Guard a Path

March 12, 2021 - Often the nature spirits will place specific energies inside an entry tree to an area, such as on a path through the for...
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Dryad of the Red Maple

March 10, 2021 - This elegant Dryad is the living spirit of this red maple tree. She has a lovely heart-shaped portal headdress. Below he...
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Dwarf in Tall Hat

March 08, 2021 - Classic dwarf features! Tall hat, large nose, whiskers and beard. This elderly dwarf lives in the Scots Pines area of M...
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The Welcoming Committee at Morton Arboretum

February 17, 2021 - This is the welcoming committee of nature spirits who have gathered in front of the Library at Morton Arboretum. These...
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Love from the State Street Maple

February 02, 2021 - I love trees in all their many aspects, from their beauty to the warm nature spirits who make the trees their homes. I'...
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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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Even the Nature Spirits Like The Small and Cuddly Hedgehogs

August 21, 2020 - Nature spirits like cute and cuddly just like humans do. Sometimes I come upon images of gentle animals in trees and roc...
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Abused Woman and the Monk

July 31, 2020 - What scene is being shown here - an abused woman, a monk in prayer - or both? This is a very interesting nodal tree in...
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This Tree Warrior Is Checking You Out!

July 24, 2020 - Very often I come across clear images of nature spirit warriors. They are among the life forms who want to clearly estab...
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A Peaceful Summer Morning

July 21, 2020 - The special feeling of a warm summer morning when the mist rests lazily in the air and the sun promises a peaceful day....
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Lady of the Forest

July 15, 2020 - Here is a Lady of the Forest - one of the higher level nature beings who guard and protect. She has a heart-shaped face...
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Wood Elf in Spring

June 25, 2020 - This wood elf is one of many images that were manifested in a nodal placeholder crabapple tree over its lifetime. This i...
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The Poisoned Tongue

June 20, 2020 - The poisonous tongue is a reality in all worlds. It is the energy of a small-in-spirit being delighting in poisoning the...
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Fun with the Trolls

June 19, 2020 - An entire tribe of trolls has been discovered on the Morton Arboretum grounds in Lisle, Illinois. The trolls appeared i...
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