The Tree of Life

Is it any wonder that The Tree of Life has been the centerpiece of cosmologies and mythic traditions from time immemorial?

In the Kabbalah.

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The Norse Yggdrasil.

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An artist’s creation.

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Below is a Tree of Life I recently had the pleasure of exposing at The Springs!

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As we tear down the thicket that is the Buckthorn Alley, many beautiful trees are becoming visible; that’s what it’s all about for me. I put on an extra undershirt and braved the cold this past Saturday to work at The Springs.

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After fetching some water at the Hotel Spring, I lit one of the brush piles that Andy Buchta made and got after it.

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Pati met me mid-afternoon, after stocking up our water supply at the Parry Road Spring, and that was a good excuse to quit early.

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We hung out by the fire for a while and then took a little walk. The video below shows how much further we have to go down the Buckthorn Alley to get to the open areas on the east side near signpost #13 and the junction with the cut-off trail.

Here is a short panorama video taken from the cut-off trail.

Views near the bridge by the Hotel Spring.

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This spring gets late afternoon sun and is a favorite spot for birds.

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View from the gaging station bridge.

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And sunset at the Indian Campground.

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See you at The Springs!

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