Every once in a while I have a two tree-hug day. Today was one of those days. My first hug was a warm-barked elbow-tree next to a burbling stream. I love this section of the trail, but something didn't feel right so I made the difficult decision to move on.
A lovely survivor-tree awaited me further down the trail.
As I climbed up the deep-snow slope I was greeted by an ancient bearded rock-man with a toad on his hat. The toad a symbol of transformation.
The slot-wound on the larger trunk appeared to have happened long ago in this tree's life.
Sturdy tree-toes gripped the rocky earth.
Making perfect tree-hideaways for squirrel and chipmunk stashes. Or homes for an illusive faerie or two. Message: Give yourself permission to go with the flow. Trust your inner knowing. Unexpected magic and healing awaits. Peace