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Friday, February 26, 2021

Red Alder and Vine Maple

 Greenwood Tarot ~ 4 of Wands

Ash Oak Birch Hawthorne create an enclosure within which to celebrate. Here we would create it with Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Western Hemlock, Big Leaf Maple. I would incorporate Red Alder and Vine Maple. Foresters see them as junk wood, but an alder bottom or glowing vine maple undergrowth is a beautiful thing. 

Toward the bottom of this article from the on-line Salish Magazine is a mother tree, an ancient fallen long ago, perhaps in the Columbus Day storm of 1962, and an alder bottom, their trunks glowing with crustose lichens. I spent yesterday immersed in tree images and tree lore and celebrated living in the Pacific Northwest where trees are king. 4 of Wands, can't be beat. 

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