This is a picture of a 1000 year-old Yew Tree, in west Wales/Pintast can you imagine walking under the canopy of these branches. I have such appreciation for the natural wonders in this world. You have only to walk up to any tree and take a close look at its bark, or the way it reaches to the sky, open and trusting.
“It is time for a worldwide moratorium on logging all remaining ancient forests” Dr.Reese Halter-Broadcaster, conservation, and Educator. It was appalling to learn that Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness could lose 44% or 165,000 acres of its 389,000 acres. “Foresters have more than enough denuded lands to grow plantations and practice the art and science of forestry” Harmony Witherspoon. The Huffington Post headline read, Delisting Tasmanian Wilderness Impoverishes Australia.
Australia is not alone fighting to save its forests. Even in the cities, we see people cutting down trees so that they can have more parking lots, or sprawling shopping malls, while not so old shopping areas, go dormant and become concrete run down buildings. left to die slow deaths. Houses that once had nice landscapes, go from one home, to 2, maybe 3 on that very same lot, with no green space or room for a tree at all.
This old road leads to an ancient stone circle, in Ballynoe, Co. Down, Ireland, this didn’t happen overnight, it took years for the trees to grow into one another and form the welcoming trail that welcomes the visitor to enter and discover a magical place.
PL Principle # 3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
*** The old Road -Cat-Art on flickr