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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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From walks in woods to tree spirits, from snails and hoof fungus to writing about my Forest Friends, ... and now back to some basket-making. These are for a commission piece I'm working on. I love the variety my life offers! ... See MoreSee Less

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Yesterday's post was about hoof fungus "in the raw." The first photo below shows what it looks like once it's been flattened on one surface, and finished. It may be a while before I place Forest Friends on these, so I've dug up some photos of past hoof fungus pieces. In spite of the simplicity, they still tell a story. ... See MoreSee Less

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