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Forest Friend (for-ist frend) n. Elfin being of Ontario woodlands, known for environmental consciousness and earth-based spirituality

Since ancient times the Forest Friends have recognized the interdependence of all lifeforms, thus they understand that to live in Harmony with the Earth, with the Others, and within their own community is essential for their survival, balance, and joy of living.  Their nature-based wisdom has important messages for our fast-paced technological age.


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ROBIN UPDATE! I posted my cover photo with the robin's nest in my planter beside an English ivy on May 17. The next day Mama Robin laid a fourth egg and has been diligently sitting on her nest. As of this morning all four eggs have hatched. Mom and Dad are scrambling to keep those hungry beaks satisfied. ... See MoreSee Less

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There are several art/craft shows coming up within the next few weeks and I am busy creating components for new Forest Friend pieces. (forestfriends.ca). Many of you have already noticed the hand drums, which are especially geared toward a drum camp. Other things need preparing as well, and I love seeing what I can create with the materials that are at hand in our woods and fields. In fact, I sometimes try to put myself into the mindset of an elfin creature of the forest.... And so, as in yesterday's post, a cecropia cocoon may turn into a hammock. Today's photo shows goldenrod galls repurposed into stools for tiny people. Some of the drummers are going to need them! ... See MoreSee Less

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