A powerful sacred tree: The Oak (Thanks Nigel)
Mighty Oak Tree
The mighty oak tree sits near
Orange and red leaves
Looking like it is on fire
They clog up the eaves
Beautiful to see Sight
unlike any around In awe completely
The Oak tree in Pagan Mythology
An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus, of the beech family Fagaceae, having approximately 600 extant species.
The Pagan world gave the Oak tree the following properties :
Planet: Jupiter and Mars
Symbolism: Sovereignty, rulership, power,
Strength & Endurance, Generosity & Protection, Justice & Nobility, Honesty & Bravery
Stone: Diamond, Aventuring
Birds: Oriole, Wren
Deity: The Dagda, The Green Man, Janus, Diana, Cybele, Hecate, Pan
Sabbat: Summer Solstice (Litha)
Folk Names: Jove’s Nuts, Juglans
The medicinal park of the Oak is its bark, because of the strong astringent properties. Internally as a tea it helps fight…
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Wonders of the world
Special bookshop in Hermanus South Africa
Hemingways of Hermanus has a wide variety of collectors items on the shelves. The latest arrivals are mentioned on this page (opens in new window).
THE HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS
VOL. 1 Printed in 1797 and containing the history and description of land birds.
VOL. II Printed in 1804 and containing the history and description of water birds.
Both volumes illustrated with figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick and are contained in one binding. The binding has a leather spine and the cover shows minimum wear to top edges of the boards. Some slight foxing on front and back end covers otherwise in fine condition. Price : R18 000.
been around for a while now
just watching over this town
since the old diggings closed
hard days back then
in the swamps
with my probe
and my shovel
but plenty of mates
and long yarns
as the billy boiled
and the good days
when the kauri gum was struck
bright amber and clear
from the old forests
a bit quiet nowadays
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A dreamer. Word lover. Art lover. Dog lover. Moon lover. Novice yet passionate Tango learner…I don’t dislike rainy days. I have a relationship with Sky, Sea and Clouds. No smart brain to make lies. I often forget the world. Absolute feeling driven…Perfectly imperfect.
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I didn’t have any “mystery” photos ready to post for Friday so had to miss it. Maybe next Friday I’ll find something that is not obvious and share with you guys.
I’m flying to Seattle today for a few days, doing some training there and maybe sneak a little hike somewhere in the mountains of the Pacific North West. Looking forward to training and to hiking part.
Another summer view from the Biltmore Estate, pretty place on during a nice summer day.