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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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Blue Poppies

April 11, 2021 - Himalayan Blue Poppies. These gorgeous, rare flowers originated in the Himalayas and have been on exhibit in the gree...
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A Face of Many Moods

April 09, 2021 - In that magical separating line between worlds - that place where two energies come together - in that line between prai...
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Find the Happy Smile...

April 07, 2021 - Can you find the little "dried flower" smiling happily amongst his friends? Or maybe even two of them... How long did it...
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Adapting to the Thorns

April 06, 2021 - We've all been constantly adapting this past year. Our adjustments have often been complex... ...but they have produced...
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It's Spring on the Prairie!

April 05, 2021 - Yeah! The daffodils are dancing in profusion. It's really Spring in the Prairie States! Here's our celebration of the jo...
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I Know a Place Where the Wild Thyme Blows

April 02, 2021 - Two of my favorite nature spirits - the Greenman of Geneva, IL and the Wood Elf Beauty of Conway, NH. I thought they'd m...
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The Old Prospector

April 01, 2021 - This old coot is some 50 feet tall. He is one of the more well-known of the HooDoos on Mt Lemmon, Arizona. He is wearing...
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Holding Energy | Earth Grids

March 31, 2021 - Over the years I have taken photographs of lions, apes and elephants in locales where the nature spirits have never seen...
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Mayan Family Setting

March 30, 2021 - A tall seated figure presides over Windy Point, Mt. Lemmon, Arizona. He has a Mayan profile and a large ear ring. He is...
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Mayan Figures in Maine and Colorado

March 29, 2021 - Here are two Mayan nodal points I've written blogs about. I wanted to show them here, in my coverage of some of the Maya...
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Mayan Spirit at Castle Rock

March 28, 2021 - Castle Rock is situated just off busy Rte 94 in Wisconsin, between Mauston and Tomah and on the way from Chicago to Minn...
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Mayan Altar in Acadia

March 27, 2021 - This Mayan column is located at Monument Cove, Acadia National Park, Maine. It is a totem pole like column. I am seeing...
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Stone Spirit at the Art Institute

March 26, 2021 - Among my respected spirit friends at Chicago's Art Institute is this three-part basalt sculpture called Islands. It is b...
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The Bean

March 25, 2021 - This is for my Chicago area friends...our iconic Bean sculpture in Millennium Park, Chicago reflects both the buildings...
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Charleston Azaleas

March 24, 2021 - It's Spring and we all are sooo ready to head outdoors in the properly socially distanced manner! As a born East Coaste...
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Maestro of Tanglewood

March 23, 2021 - Trees, like humans, are deeply affected by their environments - some more than others. This highly intelligent tree is p...
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Bear Mound Spirits, Baraboo, Wisconsin

March 22, 2021 - Here's a photo I often refer folks to who are interested in obs. It contains the entire repertoire of phenomena of what...
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Nature Spirits of Rainbow Point - A Love Story

March 19, 2021 - A large community of nature spirits lives at the scenic Rainbow Point in Rocky Mountain National Park. Their presence is...
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A Happy Day with Good Friends!

March 18, 2021 - It's the Good Life! What more can one want...a beautiful mountain setting with cool, pure mountain water and good frien...
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Speaking of Trolls...

March 17, 2021 - Trolls often get a bad rap in American culture. They are actually wonderful friendly thoughtful a bit somber and wise in...
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Husbands and Wives

March 16, 2021 - This gnome husband and wife live in one of the mottled-bark London Plane Trees found throughout Central Park, New York C...
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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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Snowdrop

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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Cottonwood Spirits, Capitol Reef, Utah

March 11, 2021 - The nature surrounding the Gifford Homestead, Capitol Reef, Utah is spectacular, from towering red canyon walls to richl...
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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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Cottonwood Heart

March 09, 2021 - In honor of the one year anniversary of my beloved brother Chet Perry's crossing over, here is a beautiful, solid cotton...
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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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Study of a Vine in March

March 07, 2021 - The warm summer ramblings of this 2" long vine frond have become a winter sculpture.
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Bull Pine Protector

March 06, 2021 - This noble protector stands at the entry point to the residential area of my family's vacation property in North Conway,...
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Orb at Warrior Rock

March 05, 2021 - I could hear but in the darkness of the cave could not see this orb being, who asked me to take a photo of him/her and t...
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Black Walnut Nature Spirit

March 04, 2021 - Everyone is enjoying the warm March days we are experiencing in Northern Illinois. Including this tiny nature spirit, su...
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Grandmothers Oversee the Canyon

March 03, 2021 - Many of you will never make it to Southern Illinois, so here is a view of this charming canyon area and the kindly Grand...
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Love Symbols in Trees | Garden of the Gods

March 02, 2021 - To the right of the Love Story Mural we have been exploring is a little alcove dedicated to the enduring love that weave...
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Sophistication in Rock Art

March 01, 2021 - Like all cultures, Nature Spirit Artists have their own symbols, methodologies and styles. These artists are working wit...
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Meet the Guardian of Place | Garden of the Gods

February 28, 2021 - Here are self-portrait comparisons of the Guardian of Place, Garden of the Gods. He created one in the warm oranges of y...
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Stepping Out | The World of Nature Spirit Art

February 27, 2021 - As a trained art historian, it has always been my interest, when studying interdimensional art works, to understand the...
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Guardian of Place Tells His Story

February 26, 2021 - This is the story of love sacrificed and honored told by the extraordinary interdimensional artist and Guardian of Place...
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Mountain Spirits at Garden of the Gods

February 25, 2021 - On our final day of lion images, I chose a mountain-size tableau of a lion's head. This handsome fellow presides over th...
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Peace Treaty

February 24, 2021 - This Nature Spirit Tableau is the visual signature denoting the Peace Treaty between two groups who had fought over cont...
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Desert Peace for a Watchful Lion

February 23, 2021 - This peaceful mountain lion watches over his desert home in Utah. He is the only stone stack for miles around and humans...
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Partnership of Lions

February 22, 2021 - This story I have pondered long about sharing but decided it was time to tell others what this lioness told me. It's imp...
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A Visit with Aslan, the Lion of Narnia

February 21, 2021 - A week of stories about lions wouldn't be complete without a visit with Aslan, the powerful benevolent protector of Narn...
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Lion Courage Comes in Many Sizes

February 19, 2021 - There are many energy grids that circle earth and make up its potentials. One of them is the Lion Grid. You will find li...
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Big Cats

February 18, 2021 - Both the human and the nature realms respect and admire the large cats - lions, cougar, tigers. They project peaceful, f...
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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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Study in White

February 16, 2021 - Abstract in white - gardenia closeup
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Life is Good!

February 15, 2021 - A very content flower fairy is enjoying the good life in one of the hot houses of the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Outside w...
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Happy Valentine's Day

February 14, 2021 - Happy Valentine's Day. May you be surrounded by love.
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The Dashing Officer and the Young Girl

February 13, 2021 - Ah, romantic love! Does it ever run smoothly? In honor of Valentine's Day - here's a story I found in a crepe myrtle tre...
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An Homage to Pan from the Central Park Spirits

February 11, 2021 - Pan is playing his pipes, surrounded by beings of many realms. This tableau exists at Strawberry Fields, Central Park,...
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When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd....

February 09, 2021 - A lilac mandala, paired with part of Walt Whitman's poem, "When lilacs last in the door-yard bloom’d..." In the door-...
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Strawberry Fields Forever

February 08, 2021 - John Lennon was one of the most loved musicians of modern times. Here's a story of how both humans and the life forms o...
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Grandfather Honors the Many Personalities of His Rock Family

February 06, 2021 - Grandfather presides over his rock family, strewn down a mountain hillside in Estes Park, Colorado. I first met him twe...
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Wood, Water and Air Spirits Along the Pacific Coastline

February 05, 2021 - A visit to Rialto Beach's famous tree graveyard leaves most people awe struck by the power and majesty of the massive tr...
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Hermit of Sabino Canyon

February 04, 2021 - This Hermit lives along side the road that wends through Sabino Canyon, Arizona. He enjoys watching hikers pass by but i...
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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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Mandalas and Patterns

February 01, 2021 - In this winter season, it's sometimes nice to recall the vibrant colors of Spring....Here's a floral mandala composed of...
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Anatomy of an Alpha Tree

January 31, 2021 - This Alpha Tree is the leader of the trees at Wheeler Park, Geneva, Illinois. He commands the highest point in the park...
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Forest Mandala

January 30, 2021 - Roses are the highest frequency flower in the West. Here a frame of roses surrounds a common dream...that we may walk a...
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Spiderwoman

January 28, 2021 - Spiderwoman moves stealthily through the woods of Franconia Notch, New Hampshire. (Below Left) The spider occupies...
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Faces in the Forest

January 28, 2021 - How many faces can you find in this art piece? The original photo for this was a view of an inland stream in Destin, Flo...
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Greenman Mandala

January 27, 2021 - Here's a mandala artistically showing a Greenman surrounded by beings from his forest home. This is good artistic Photo...
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Ice Giants at Starved Rock

January 26, 2021 - Winter snow and ice brings forth Nature Spirits who exist only for the duration of the cold. They are the winter version...
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Guardian of Sheldon Church

January 25, 2021 - This Guardian of Place lives in an ancient live oak positioned at the entry way to Old Sheldon Church, Beaumont County,...
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The Warriors of Bell Rock, Sedona

January 24, 2021 - How many warriors do you see in the photo of Bell Rock, Sedona, AZ? Sedona is famous for its many vortexes, which gener...
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Raven or Ship's Keel?

January 23, 2021 - This is one of the named rock formations at Lost River, Woodstock, NH. It is called the Ship's Keel. However, I always...
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Dude with Punk Haircut

January 22, 2021 - Love the rocks at Lost River, NH. They have such well-developed and unique personalities! Here a happy dude with a punk...
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The Red Wall

January 21, 2021 - Walls - they can keep out, keep in, or be a strong foundation. Walls can be constructed in many ways. But I think our De...
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Dawn on the Spruce Burl Trail

January 20, 2021 - Once again dawn arrives with its promise and hope for change, growth, joy, peace...and its own set of challenges, opport...
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Venus and The Leering Dogs

January 18, 2021 - This happy leering dog gets to oggle the voluptuous Venus, who he gazes at all day long every day. He and Venus can be s...
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On the Road to Capitol Reef

January 17, 2021 - It's Sunday, most of us are sequestered at home so....sharing expansive scenes from other times, driving along Utah's vi...
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Nature Spirits at Capitol Reef, Utah

January 16, 2021 - It's rare to find Elf energy occupying the high ground of an area. The elfin rock sculptures I have seen in this positi...
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Viking Spirit in Geneva, Illinois

January 15, 2021 - Swedes were among the first European settlers of Geneva, Illinois. Pride in their Nordic heritage pervades the culture e...
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Elephant Strength

January 14, 2021 - Elephant images exist in stones and trees in many places. They are nodal points in a worldwide elephant energy grid. Al...
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Gryphons, Trooping Fairies and a Portal

January 13, 2021 - European trooping fairies, their Gryphon coat of arms and protection from a human friend…yeah, sounds like another Centr...
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Dowager and Her Dogs

January 11, 2021 - Fabyan Estate was owned by a wealthy family and is now a well-visited park where children play and locals walk their dog...
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Dog's Treasure Map

January 10, 2021 - This is a dog's treasure map to the best trails at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve. What a great exploration it is! This map...
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Ekwabet | Watching Over

January 09, 2021 - “Listen, for I speak but once….As I gaze across the waters of the shimmering Fox River, I see the smoke of thousands of...
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Above the Earth and in the Clouds

January 08, 2021 - Sometimes it's nice to rise above it all and look at earth from another angle. Here are some airplane cloud scenes from...
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A Desert Setting for a Great Horned Owl

January 07, 2021 - This studious Great Horned Owl was laser-focused on finding a yummy meal! Tucson, Arizona.
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Council Tree in Mann's Choice, Pennsylvania

January 06, 2021 - A Council Tree is a courthouse tree where nature spirits bring issues to be arbitrated by a council of nature spirit eld...
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Dawn at Yosemite

January 05, 2021 - The awesome vastness of Yosemite National Park is seen from an overlook. It's dawn in the mountains and the mist is risi...
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Garden of the Gods at Sunrise

January 04, 2021 - The fairyland of red sandstone spires shines bright in the morning's sunrise. This breath-taking panorama greets the...
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Tree Faces - by Human and by Nature Artists

January 03, 2021 - Here's a fun juxtaposition of tree faces by artists from the human and the spirit realms. I was traveling up to the Oly...
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Rock Spirit Stability in Times of Stress

January 02, 2021 - It helps, in times like these, to identify with life forms who have been around a very long time…and have survived. For...
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Don't Mess with Someone's Guy!

January 01, 2021 - This is the story of a female spirit who messed with the wrong competitor for some male's affection. Shown here is a co...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fun with Skies

November 30, 2020 - This is a fun blog about learning to work with all the digital tools available to us. Adobe Photoshop 2021 has introduce...
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It's Party Time in Jamaica WI!

November 28, 2020 - It's Party Time! A whole group of life forms are gathered to party, in this Poinciana tree who lives at a fork in the ro...
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Summers at the Beach

November 27, 2020 - Summer days - puffy clouds - gentle lake ripples - a beautiful green tree offering just the right amount of lounging sha...
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Odin's Raven | The Clearing Folk School

November 24, 2020 - This cedar tree raven presides over a path leading to the Council Ring at The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay, Wisco...
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Above the Conflicts - We are One

November 17, 2020 - Here are three situations where higher level life forms have paired earth's natural enemies so they learn to co-exist. I...
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We Are Not Alone | Interdimensional Cooperation | Atala Toy

November 16, 2020 - I wrote this book to explain, in easily understood terms, the multi-dimensional nature of the universe. It's full title...
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Buffalo Guardian Spirit | Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

November 12, 2020 - This is a buffalo guardian spirit - a nodal point on a broad energy grid that supports the buffalo energy throughout the...
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The Illusions of This World

November 10, 2020 - It seems like a good time to ponder on the illusions of this world - an observation by philosopher Zhuangzi, 300 BC
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Nature Spirits, Spirit Guides and Ghosts | How To Book by Atala Toy

November 09, 2020 - If communicating with nature spirits seems like an interesting concept, you might enjoy reading the book I wrote about t...
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Clearing Yourself with Tree Energy

November 08, 2020 - If you are stressed or need help running healthy energy through your body, centering via identification with the trees o...
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Sinister Beauty

November 07, 2020 - The magnetic promises of darkness have been a mesmerizing energy for many in our country in recent years. Darkness has i...
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Jellyfish Geometry

November 05, 2020 - Take a peaceful break and just sit and admire the geometry and delicate form of the jellyfish. Community matters everyw...
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The Peace of Loving Kindness

November 04, 2020 - It's time for us all to take a pause, breathe, and enjoy the peaceful beauty of a night sky filled with light. We've ear...
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Two Grandmothers Have a Talk

November 03, 2020 - Here I am visiting with Grandmother. Two wise old crones having a chat! Grandmother is a mesquite tree and lives at Sig...
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Crabapple Tree Humor

November 02, 2020 - Crabapple trees are an emotional species. In general, they have a good sense of humor, are sometimes verrry dramatic and...
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Chrysocolla Blue | Having Fun

November 01, 2020 - Chrysocolla is one of my favorite stones. It brings together a community of singular minerals - turquoise, malachite, ap...
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For Stability During Stressful Times | Metatron's Cube

October 30, 2020 - Sometimes - like now - you may want to just sink back into peaceful protective energy. Nothing that has claims on you, o...
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Just Being...

October 29, 2020 - ...Sometimes its nice to just - Be. Here's to the simplicity of walking on a stone-strewn beach. ...And then our rumin...
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Crossing Between Dimensions

October 28, 2020 - A hooded elf is emerging from a portal into our dimension, and checking that it is safe to do so. This portal is in a h...
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The Final Gathering for Grandmother Tree.

October 27, 2020 - It is always sad to witness the passing of a favored grandparent. This is no different in the nature spirit realm. This...
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What is a Council Tree?

October 26, 2020 - Council Trees are nature spirit judicial sites where denizens of various realms can bring their complaints to be heard a...
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Shadow World

October 25, 2020 - Ammonites are a naturally formed example of the Fibonacci Spiral - a soothing, balancing geometric progression of life....
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The Peace of the Unfolding Universe

October 24, 2020 - The growth spirals of a nautilus shell are a soothing reminder of the unfolding nature of the universe. Life moves on -...
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Tree Patterns in Winter

October 23, 2020 - In winter, our attention turns from the vibrant autumn harvest of color to the drama of structure.
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Battle with the Giants

October 22, 2020 - There are stories about a time in this land's past when Native Americans banded together across all nations to battle a...
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Winter From the Air

October 21, 2020 - The North Wind has made his presence known and many of us are experiencing our first snow storms of the season. Here is...
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Fremont Petroglyphs | Capitol Reef, Utah

October 20, 2020 - These ancient pictorial records - called petroglyphs - were created by people who lived in the Capitol Reef, Utah area b...
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Up Close and Far Away | Bark Curves in Autumn

October 19, 2020 - Some trees are just simply gorgeous and full of character whether up close or far away. Up close - enjoy the intricate...
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Pan of Barrington

October 18, 2020 - Nature spirits are all around us - including in your own yard! This complex Pan territorial marker exists in an old will...
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Curves of Highway 42, Wisconsin

October 17, 2020 - This is a famous section of road in Northern Wisconsin known to photographers simply as the Curves of Highway 42. Natur...
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Sunrise on the Spruce Burl Trail

October 16, 2020 - The Spruce Burl Trail in the Olympic Peninsula has an awesome pregnant silence. It is one of millions of life forms busi...
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HooDoo King and Queen | Mt Lemmon, Arizona

October 15, 2020 - Social Commentary on human foibles can be found in some of the art work created by meta-terrestrials who work with earth...
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The Whistler | Central Park

October 14, 2020 - This pudgy whistler is on a Central Park tree who, like all things New York, has attitude! The tree spirit is quite s...
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Simple Simon is Comin' Over the Trees

October 13, 2020 - This giant of a goofball lives on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona. He has a light, happy, easy-going personality. That's an energy n...
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The Clown | Fabyan Preserve

October 12, 2020 - Here's a clown who lives at the Fabyan Forest Preserve, Geneva, Illinois. Fabyan is an estate turned into a preserve an...
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A Gaggle of Friends | Niagara Falls

October 10, 2020 - It's a wild and crazy time in the USA right now. Time for some fun! The nature realm has the same basic universal emoti...
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Wild Thing | Malibu, California

October 09, 2020 - This happy "scary" nature spirit seems to be perpetually looking down protectively on playing children. There is almost...
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Boulder Troll

October 08, 2020 - This large-eyed troll lives in one of Boulder, Colorado's town squares. She lives near a bridge - trolls love bridges -...
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Black Walnut Faces

October 07, 2020 - Squirrels love leaving me fragrant black walnut fruit and the inside shell faces...I find both items scattered about my...
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Autumn Storm Coming In

October 06, 2020 - It's autumn. A late afternoon sun is shining bright, shadows are growing long, and a blustery storm is blowing in fast....
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Autumn Reflections

October 05, 2020 - The brilliant colors of autumn leaves become abstract art when viewed in water. Here are three different autumn reflecti...
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Summer's End | The Waterhole

October 04, 2020 - Summer's over, school has begun and the well-used rope at the old waterhole hangs straight and silent. I wonder what th...
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Walking a Birch Forest in Autumn

October 03, 2020 - Walking through a New England birch forest in autumn is a festival for the senses. Ground to sky, there are colors - an...
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Red Oak in Fall

October 02, 2020 - Oaks come in many variations but all are symbols of strength, wisdom, endurance and stability. Illinois hosts many vari...
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White Birches of Mt Washington

October 01, 2020 - Stands of white birch mixed with maples dot the Northern New England landscape each fall. The area around the Mt Washin...
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Autumn | Mt Washington from Intervale

September 30, 2020 - It's autumn - the most glorious time of the year for the Northern woodlands of America. The trees are cloaked in vibrant...
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Lady of the Rocks | Colorado Springs

September 29, 2020 - Delicate features topped by a wide sweat band holding up thick, luxurious hair. This rock beauty lives just off the gra...
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The Family Tree | Mayslake Peabody Estate

September 28, 2020 - A kind elderly nature spirit who both smiles and frowns, a cat enduring its human's kiss and a guardian spirit watching...
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Unicorn in the Queen's Garden

September 26, 2020 - It is only appropriate that a unicorn resides in the Queen's Garden, Bryce Canyon, Utah. Unicorns and female royalty hav...
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On Guard | Saguaro National Park

September 25, 2020 - A young elf warrior in a classic elf helmet watches over the desert outside Tucson, Arizona. Many elf helmets have a...
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Elephant Spirit at Madison Falls

September 23, 2020 - This lovely gem of a grotto features a delicate cascade of falls down a mossy cliff. Over on the right you'll find a fe...
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Centaur's Love Story

September 20, 2020 - This mature centaur stands protectively behind his human mate, who rests against him just below his chin. His ears are l...
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Ghost Palace | Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon

September 19, 2020 - Shhh! Stand still and watch The ghost town and its people Rise up in the morning sun. All too soon it disappears, Ba...
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The Moss Fairy | My Very First Nature Spirit Photo

September 16, 2020 - The shy moss fairy Peaks out behind a root Who is that giant Sitting at his door Dressed in a pink shirt and white p...
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Tree Wisdom

September 14, 2020 - Silence Where sound was before We honor the spirits Dancing in the wind Today I honor the earth wisdom we are losi...
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Autumn at Tahquamenon Falls

September 12, 2020 - Tahquamenon Falls is one of the highlights of a visit to Michigan's U.P. - Upper Peninsula. Here the falls are in autum...
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Red Leaf Floating

September 11, 2020 - Autumn colors in New England are brilliant in their reds, oranges and yellows against dark green firs and solid blue ski...
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Down to Earth | Guardian Spirit Watches Over Trees at Nature Center

September 09, 2020 - This nature spirit watches over the lawn at the Creek Bend Nature Center in St. Charles, Illinois. He is very down to e...
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Rock Spirits of Second Beach | Olympic Peninsula

September 08, 2020 - The wild rocky beauty of the beaches along the Olympic Peninsula are awe-inspiring and powerfully energizing. This coas...
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Revisiting Favorite Sites

September 06, 2020 - I've met some nature spirits who are so significant that I want to sit with them over and over....and over and over. It...
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Dapper Dan the Rose Spirit

September 04, 2020 - I was trying out my new Lensbaby Velvet 56 - a specialty lens for macro work - and was thinking to myself "I wonder if I...
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Wild Bergamot

September 03, 2020 - Late summer on the prairie brings the heady scent of Wild Bergamot. This lavender pink flower has been popular among Na...
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Waterfall Grotto Spirits | Anderson Japanese Gardens

September 02, 2020 - These spirits live at the waterfall grotto, Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford, Illinois. This lovely grotto was creat...
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How Does a Change in Energy Affect the Whole?

September 01, 2020 - Laura asked me “From your perspective, what is the impact of the loss of these trees” – referring to these Cottonwood tr...
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Dragon Notch, Utah

August 31, 2020 - Dragon images appear often in the rocky lands of the Southwest. Dragon energy is the highest of the nature energies. It...
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The Question After the Answer

August 30, 2020 - It's the question after you've got your answers that garners the important information. Here are two buddies who live i...
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Butterfly Time

August 29, 2020 - It's prime butterfly time! My favorite is the Monarch - it does well here in the Heartland, where its favorite food - mi...
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Prairie Fence

August 27, 2020 - A colorful prairie farm fence in August, with the fullness of harvest plants inside and goldenrod stretching out in the...
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Greenmen Personalities

August 26, 2020 - The Greenmen and Greenwomen are the philosophers, teachers and warriors of the nature world. They have taught me much ab...
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A Salute to the Redwood National Forest | Forest Fire

August 24, 2020 - With all the tragedies 2020 has brought to so many of us...we now add a lightning-strike-caused fire in California's Red...
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Starting and Ending | Sunrise to Sunset

August 23, 2020 - It's been a wild year for us all. Lots of chaos. Here are two moments. of peace - the start and finish of our day's jour...
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Lake Grass Geometry

August 22, 2020 - Lake grass in the fall, with long fronds delicately bending over, creating mirrored images in autumn-sky waters... Thes...
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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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Birch Tree Spirit | Looking into Infinity

August 20, 2020 - Sometimes it's fun just to have fun...I was out on an autumn shoot and came upon this dapper fellow. He was literally h...
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Rock Spirit and Tree Beauty at Miners Falls

August 19, 2020 - This peaceful rock spirit lives at Miners Falls, located on the Western edge of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in...
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Mitakuye Oyasin | We Are All One

August 17, 2020 - We are seeing a resounding ground-level swell in the recognition of the interconnection and unity of all life forms - na...
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Nature Spirits in Cypress Knees | Magnolia Plantation, South Carolina

August 16, 2020 - Cypress knees often have very well-defined faces. They have always intrigued me. I wonder if it has anything to do, ene...
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Reality as Seen from Different Perspectives

August 15, 2020 - How fluid is "reality"? How does what we see and experience differ by such subliminal factors as societal training, self...
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The Beauty of Line | Up Close and Personal

August 12, 2020 - A lazy summer day sitting with green in many hues, values and shapes... Micro worlds of options as a flower petal undul...
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The Catalpa Tree | Expressing Your Uniqueness

August 11, 2020 - The catalpa tree helps us to express ourselves in all our uniqueness. It connects us to our spirit allies, from angels t...
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Batman and the Villain | A Tree Story

August 09, 2020 - "You've got to be kidding!" I laughed to the nature spirits. I had just rounded a curve in the forest path and came upon...
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Protecting the Babies | Hunters Cove, Acadia

August 08, 2020 - These seaweed-covered rocks seem to be carefully protecting the stone "eggs" lying in their midst. Like proud parents, t...
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Marker Trees | Guides in the Wilderness

August 07, 2020 - Since ancient times, native peoples in forested areas have shaped trees to mark paths and special locations and to direc...
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The Trickster | Coyote Spirit

August 06, 2020 - Coyotes, along with ravens, are known for being the trickster energy of the animal world. Coyote stories abound in Nativ...
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Maiden, Mother and Crone | The Aging of a Tree

August 05, 2020 - Here's a collage showing the aging of a tree friend I first met many years ago - an emotional nodal tree who watched ove...
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Power of Patience | Getting the Perfect Lighting

August 04, 2020 - Waiting. Patience. These energies come in very handy when photographing nature. I learned their value years ago from a...
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Fun Becomes Art in Nature Photography

August 03, 2020 - Here are some fun lazy-summer day camera shots of nature that lead us into the fairy realms and then into abstract art....
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Deer At Rest Among Friends | Rocky Mountain National Park

August 02, 2020 - I was visiting with some rock friends on a trip to Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. I enjoy, after photographing...
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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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Lichen Warrior and His Happy Dog

July 30, 2020 - I was walking through the magnificent pines and cedars of The Ridges preserve in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin when a voice...
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Fish King of Lost River, NH

July 29, 2020 - This rock spirit Fish King reigns over a section of the dancing brook that wends through the Lost River Gorge in New Ham...
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Most Popular Nature Spirit Photos...

July 28, 2020 - The kindness and soothing energies of nature are so important to all of us right now. Do stop by my atalatoy.com art gal...
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Cougar, Specter & Magpies | Duality of Time

July 25, 2020 - From one angle this mountaintop looks like a cougar observing prey below, ready to pounce. From another angle it looks l...
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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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Last Leaf of Autumn

July 23, 2020 - This is a time of imposed solitude. Many of us are voluntarily sequestering. We are watching the falling of leaves as ma...
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Hermit of Sabino Canyon

July 22, 2020 - The Hermit of Sabino Canyon is a Watcher – a type of tree spirit who observes but is not interested in acting. The...
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The Court Jesters | Garden of the Gods

July 20, 2020 - A Royal Court needs Jesters to lighten things up. The Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois is no different. This mag...
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Dinosaur Man of Mt Lemmon

July 19, 2020 - This Dinosaur Man is an entry guardian of the road up Mt. Lemmon, Arizona. He is a sentry near the rise of the road fro...
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From the Air | Studies in Blue

July 17, 2020 - Earth takes on mythical proportions when seen from the air. We step into a fairy tale... clouds create mystic...
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The Balsam and the Birch | A Love Story

July 14, 2020 - A nature deva in New Hampshire decided that, in her domain, she would match the rather stern, silent but hardy balsams w...
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Orchid Faces | Part 2

July 13, 2020 - Orchid blossoms have several levels of being. There is the extraordinary outer beauty of the whole flower and blossom c...
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Orchid Faces | Part 1

July 12, 2020 - Orchids are such highly developed individuals. They are considered by many to be among the most prized of flowers. Orch...
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American Elm Spirit

July 11, 2020 - This is an American Elm - once an iconic symbol of towns across our country. They began succumbing to Dutch Elm Disease...
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Guardian Angel for the Birds

July 10, 2020 - This bird has his own bird angel watching over him! This tree is a promise by the angels to protect the birds who live a...
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Bear Spirit

July 08, 2020 - Bear is one of my totem animals. So, because of my resonant connection to that protective, grounded, community energy -...
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Troll Wisewoman

July 07, 2020 - ”Be sure to photograph my nose,” the troll Wisewoman said. Her long "nose" is the "door knocker" for portal entry into...
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Handsome Goblin

July 06, 2020 - This handsome goblin has placed his energetic marker at the base of a tree in the mystical Hoh Rainforest of Washington...
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My Friends the Gnomes

July 05, 2020 - Gnomes are the friendliest of beings. I'm very fond of them. No matter where I travel, there is often a gnome in residen...
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Harmonizing Enemies | Nature Spirits Step In

July 04, 2020 - Sometimes Nature steps in to establish harmony in a situation where forces are in energetic opposition. The nature spir...
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The Grand Experiment

July 02, 2020 - This is a very significant nodal tree who lives in the heart of Manhattan. This tree is "operated" by the devas - the...
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Queen Victoria at Bryce Canyon

June 28, 2020 - This HooDoo (rock figure) looks so much like Queen Victoria that it is the formation's official name. She is so distinct...
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Summer Peace

June 26, 2020 - The innocent summer fun of other times, when a group of friends peel off their sweats and go for a swim in a mountain st...
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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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Tumultuous Feelings of First Love

June 23, 2020 - “Down here, come photograph my area,” a deva said from below me. I was at Clingman’s Dome, in the Smokey Mountains, phot...
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Happy Couple

June 21, 2020 - This happy couple is all decked out and ready for the ceremony. The bride wears a lovely fern tiara and carries a bouque...
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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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Birdman of Niagara Falls

June 17, 2020 - The Birdman is sacred to the Native Americans of many nations. He represents the Upperworld, order and light. Like many...
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A Mischievous Young Moss Fairy Asks For My Help

June 15, 2020 - A mischievous young moss fairy asked for my help one sunny summer morning...this is his story. I was preparing to give...
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Howe Cavern Life Forms

June 14, 2020 - What kind of spirits make complex cave systems their homes? I enjoy visiting the various cave systems that are open for...
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Micro-Man | A Powerhouse in His World

June 13, 2020 - One warm late summer day I decided it would be fun to experiment with what could be seen in the natural world up close....
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Emotions of a College Campus

June 12, 2020 - Some trees and rocks very much enjoy being around life forms who are full of energy, curiosity and openness to new conce...
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Same Family | Different Personalities, Different Locations

June 07, 2020 - Look at these two rock spirits! I find it remarkable how similar they are, even though one lives in the Sol Duc River in...
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Happy Clown

June 06, 2020 - Here's a happy clown enjoying smelling the flowers. He looks like the drawing of the Fool in the Rider Waite Tarot deck...
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Rainbow Orb

June 03, 2020 - I was out photographing in a local park and much admiring the large roots and complex arrangements of a magnificent old...
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Trees Adapt to Their Changed Environment

March 02, 2020 - Tracking the Changes in a Tree Over the Years Sometimes it's fun - and a learning experience - to track favorite trees a...
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