Category Archives: Trees

The Birch

Birch the silver shadowy soulful Sentinel survivor A scout that surfaces sooner Than most trees let me say It can face up to wintry wildness Being wholly versatile It grows all over the temperate zone And has done so for … Continue reading

Forsythia

Today I went for a short drive Startled then was I To that state of expectation To that flash of gold Close by And a dose of contemplation a foretaste So to be Three more snowfalls before The Winter ends … Continue reading

The Celtic ALDER experience

18th March Celtic Tree Month ELDER Begins Although the look completely different The birch and Alder they Are based around their flowering structures The BETULACEAE Female and male flowers in the same Tree 1 cm long 6 cm male Shedding … Continue reading

ROWAN this 21st day of January (Celtic tree month)

The twenty first of January Saw the start of ROWAN’s reign Sorbus Acuparia the Mountain ash refrain As Winter retreats rapidly And the light begins to swell the sky Snowdrops push and prod and poke The goddess Brigid, shy Smith … Continue reading

A caring philosophy ”TREELIFE”

The simplicity of Learning That caring is a way Of exploring and understanding And trying to convey How the being or an entity A creation on the whole Extant and surviving A truly awesome soul Phenomenally physical Full of substance … Continue reading

Copper and Cherry

Living close to Nature Helps one balance My Cherry and my Copper Beech Create Conviction and a true belief Implicit in my soul And coupled with a Summer breeze They certainly extol A wonderful enlightenment To tired eyes who can … Continue reading

Master mistress schooling

Master Mistress schooling Pooling ruling fooling who The trees in leaf The sky above so grey And it is time For a giant BEECH Someone did teach It’s roots were shallow laid The weight of this A maidens kiss The … Continue reading

Cherry (immortality and Divination)

Marescence is a peculiar trait For the cherry Its holds its leaves It will not let them go Not until the new flush Of the next Spring comes to bear Purposeful and affirming It does share Its burnished pewter bark … Continue reading

The Oak

All of them are silent friends In unchallenged supremacy Stands the oak Its massive strength Its grandeur The tree of life for me An Oak A lover of the eternal light A great force to be reckoned with Behold the … Continue reading

The Hazel

In early Spring we see the flowers Still leafless Tufts and catkins they Female and male The leaves serrated And heavily veined clear green To grey And yellow Hanging on for dear life Through late Autumn they The stems are … Continue reading