Everyone loves going to the woods! A visit to the woods for me is always a little journey of discovery – there are always so many cool things to see if you keep your eyes peeled (as my Gran used to say).
Things do change, with the seasons, at a speed that is incredibly grounding in our high speed, hi-tech age. In essence, the woods require us, or maybe remind us gently, to give up our time ‘to stand and stare.’
Look at the limbs of that tree over there. No, REALLY look at it, tracing your minds eye over the tree from ground, up the trunk, to the tips of its top twigs. Each twist and turn of the branches tells a story, each is a solution to forces then and now so that within those ‘tree solutions’ is a history of its existence, of its slow, silent, striving battle to survive.