Quote from Nikos Kazantzakis on the hidden meaning of things

Everything in the world has a hidden meaning. Men, animals, trees, stars, they are all hieroglyphics. When you see them you do not understand them. You think they are really men, animals, trees, stars. It is only years later that you understand. —Nikos Kazantzakis

POEMS: “The Work of Happiness” by May Sarton

The Work of Happiness I thought of happiness, how it is woven Out of the silence in the empty house each day And how it is not sudden and it is not given But is creation itself like the growth of a tree. No one has seen it happen, but inside the bark Another circle…

“The legacy of trees”…. amazing article (and video 18 minutes)

    Like humans, trees are extremely social creatures, utterly dependent on each other for their survival. And, as it is with us, communication is key. After scientists discovered pine tree roots could transfer carbon to other pine tree roots in a lab, ecology professor Suzanne Simard set out to figure out how they did…

MYSTIC POEMS: “My heart” by Rumi

“My heart” My heart, sit only with those who know and understand you. Sit only under a tree that is full of blossoms. In the bazaar of herbs and potions don’t wander aimlessly, find the shop with a potion that is sweet. If you don’t have a measure people will rob you in no time….

“Running on air and water”

“Running on air and water” Every year a given tree creates absolutely from scratch ninety-nine percent of its living parts. Water lifting up tree trunks can climb one hundred and fifty feet an hour; in full summer a tree can, and does, heave a ton of water every day. A big elm in a single…

POEMS: “Listen to Trees” by Hermann Hesse

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them,
whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.
They do no preach learning and precepts, they preach
undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

Plants that changed the world: “Pines”

Plants that changed the world: “Pines” Kiri Degon takes a look at the adaptable tree that supplies much of the world’s furniture, paper and Christmas decorations. Pines are conifer trees mostly native to the northern hemisphere. There are 115 types of pine, found in regions including Scandinavia, Canada, Alaska and as far south as northern…