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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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More gifts from Mother Earth.... When I went to my garden today I saw that the calendula plants were blooming as merrily as ever -- and it's almost the end of October! This feisty flower has healing properties and I use it to make a skin cream using the healthiest ingredients I can. Looks like there's going to be a third batch this year... maybe enough for a few gifts. Meanwhile, back at the house, in the middle of a carpet of maple leaves, this lovely fall aster with delicate button blossoms seems oblivious of the turn in the weather. It makes me smile every time I see it. Gotta be grateful! ... See MoreSee Less

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The tree outside my kitchen window is mostly yellow now, and even on this overcast and rainy day, my kitchen is infused with warm yellow light. (The tree of life hanging, by the way, was done by my woodworker son many, many years ago. His work can be seen on fb: Mystic Wood)
The magic? -- I was enchanted by the way raindrops dribble down Virginia Creeper berries and then appear to hang on for dear life.
And the mystery.... Can anyone explain why water is evenly dispersed on the top side of fallen maple leaves, and why it beads on the ones that landed upside down?
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