Blossom XXXV: In the Forest



“Having a place means that you know what a place means…
what it means in a storied sense of myth, character and presence
but also in an ecological sense…
Integrating native consciousness with mythic consciousness”
Gary Snyder


Magnolia stellata


“A forest ecology is a delicate one.
If the forest perishes, its fauna may go with it.
The Athshean word for world
is also the word for forest.”
Ursula K. Le Guin



“For the forest, the shared purpose is life itself, existence;
everything extraneous stripped away by its necessity.
Perhaps the goal of the spiritual life
is to strip away everything frivolous as well,
to pare it all back to the necessity of connection with the other.
If we worship in the sincere presence of that power
that takes away our forever-unmet need of things superfluous,
we enter the real ecology of the meeting,
where all is web.”
James W. Hood



“The most effective way to save
the threatened and decimated natural world
is to cause people to fall in love with it again,
with its beauty and its reality.”
Peter Scott


Helleborus orientalis


Photos by Woodland Gnome 2018


About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

One response to “Blossom XXXV: In the Forest

  1. Pingback: Favorite Places: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary | Pat Bean's blog

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