Yesterday afternoon and evening was spent down in the Fairy Wood, cutting back the paths and lifting the canopies on some of the bigger trees.
My work was intensive and totally absorbing, as you can imagine.
It wasn’t until several hours of hard labour had passed that I began to look around me…
… for I had moved about ten metres through the wood, without taking much note, other than look at what I was sawing.
Taking a breather, I stopped and looked around at the unfamiliar surroundings…I was in a place unknown to me in all the nine years I have worked and planted this land!
This is the most amazing aspect of the Fairy Wood…that it had transformed itself as I planted, worked and took daily walks through this magical place.
I walked around to the far side of this ancient Ash tree, one that had stood in among the briars and thorns, alone, for all the time I have planted here.
The tree looked totally different on the other side…
The Ash tree has been coppiced at some point in the past and has grown into a multi-stemmed tree which now has an underground cave.
Almost all kinds of trees found in the Celtic countries have been thought to have special powers, or to serve as the abode of the fairy folk, but especially the magical trio of the Oak, Ash and Blackthorn.
The Ash was a sacred tree to the Druids and it’s wood was highly prized in making wands.
This a a very special tree and quite magical as you can see…
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Love and best wishes
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Colette – You and friends of Bealtaine Cottage will probably enjoy this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnDlZLkralU
Jenny is a beautiful young woman with an amazing mind…I watched Jenny give her presentation as part of her doctorate. Thanks for posting this link!
I am not surprised at all about what happened in the Fairy Garden your place is magical.
The weather here has finally cooled down and the tree’s are turning oranges and red, fall my favorite and I read your favorite season is coming our way. Blessings to you