Ball Willow (Globe Willow) the demise of our beloved tree!

Botanical Name: Salix babylonica "Navajo" and Salix matsudana "Navajo" Native to the SW USA, the Globe Willow is a drought-tolerant willow cultivar that gets its name from its distinctive globe, or umbrella, shape. These willows are cold hardy and tolerate a variety of soil and site conditions and can add a dramatic focal point to a … Continue reading Ball Willow (Globe Willow) the demise of our beloved tree!

A Tree for Year Challenge

The Druid's Garden

Into the trees

One of the most common questions that people ask when they start down a druid or other nature-based spiritual path is: how do I connect deeply with nature?  Connecting to nature can happen in such a wide variety of ways.  It can happen through connecting with our heads, through learning, study, and engaging with books or classes.  It can happen through our hearts, where we emotionally connect with nature and places.  It can also happen through our bodies when we physically experience the natural world.  It can be through our spirits when we connect with the spirit of the tree.  But regardless of which of our selves and methods we use, it requires an investment of ourselves, our time, and building a relationship.

A while back, I wrote about the Druid’s Anchor Spot, which is a spot that you can use to regularly engage and observe…

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