Thursday, 17 November 2016

Forest bathing: Trees!

symphysis 

MEANING:
noun: A growing together.

We have several cedar and birch trees that have grown into one another.


The trees are amazing, with the leaves down.


I love the big, old white pines.




Moss and lichen on the forest floor.




Even the bucks use the trees, rubbing the ones down low.


Then, there are the Bent Tree Markers, which First Nations used to mark a route. I'm not sure these are those, but it is an interesting idea. They would anchor them on the ground, where they would grow like this.


The book based on Downes thirty year study is now available
Native American Trail Marker Trees: Marking Paths through the Wilderness
 
 

8 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

I never knew about the bent tree markers. Interesting.

Olga Hebert said...

Nice to learn new things -- two new things today already!

Nancy Chan said...

Nature always amazes me!

Powell River Books said...

Sounds like a logical way to mark a trail permanently. - Margy

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Fascinating... my dad calls the light dappling through trees "fae-rays"... auld romantic that he is! YAM xx

Nancy J said...

Beautiful, and the Japanese word says it all so well. Leaves everywhere, they make a wonderful carpet, we are almost into summer, but cool here this morning.

William Kendall said...

The white pines particularly appeal to me.

Christine said...

Hello & thanks for your comments on my blog! Glad to have you visit any time & I will be back to visit you too!
Your photos & info has been enlightening!
I must make a note of the Japanese word for light filtering through trees!
Christineandhercamera