Spring is emerging

green trees

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With the beginning of spring and change in seasons; I’ve chosen to base my poem this week, on the green man. In folklore the green man represents Spring and the start of new life.

The oak tree particularly, is important because it can live for 1000 years. During an oak’s lifetime and even after it has died an oak tree supports many natural species.  These can range from insects, squirrels, badgers, deer, caterpillars, stage beetles and fungi. The branches and hollows of the tree are used by birds to build their nests. Now, take a deep breath and picture yourself walking in a woodland glade.

The Old Oak Tree

Amongst a sea of green

Lichen, moss and oak leaves

Sprout from my face

 I’m the green man

Of pagan legend

Living in the trees

🌳🌳🌳

My gnarled weather beaten face

Watches over squirrels

Foraging the forest floor

A herd of deer feast on acorns

Almost invisible silently moving

Under the Oak, in the Wood

🌳 🌳 🌳

My presence is felt

By all who

Pass this way

I keep watch over

The constantly changing

Cycle of Life

Poem by Nick

Decoupage Christmas Tree

For the start of Advent, I’ve got my tree ready……..

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I decided to base my tree design on more traditional colours.  I began by painting the tree with white acrylic paint and then covering it partially with triangles of two different coloured green papers.  Adding finishing touches of brightly coloured gems. As always please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any item.

I love trees as you will see in my work next year. As a designer they are so visually appealing at all times of year.

This week also happens to be Plant a Tree week  organised by the Tree Council.

Trees provide so much for us and the environment we live in. We often hear about trees being cut down and vast areas of forest being destroyed in other parts of the world.

 Trees really are important for our future and the generations to follow us here on earth. This is especially important for those of us living in urban spaces. Trees provide oxygen for us, food and a habitat to live in for many birds, animals and insects. Please have a look at the Tree Council website and take part if you are able.