Tuesday, August 21, 2012

An altar for giving back...........

Living on ten wooded acres
we often find interesting things
cast off from or created by the creatures
that live here with us.

There are also several of these "nurse trees".....
created when a new tree grows out and around
the old stump of a tree that was cut down at one time.


Every time I went out the drive I looked at this nurse tree
and thought......."that looks like a niche there"

Today, it became one.
A place to give some of the things we find "back"
A living tree altar.
An ongoing interactive art project.
This is just the beginning, this project will be evolving for some time I think. 


  1. This i just love......this is something i would do......this is something that symbolises so many things i believe in......yet i cant explain.
    Brilliant, pixie x

  2. This is wonderful! What a magical place to live and
    what a beautiful thing to create.

  3. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooh I LOVE THIS ... me thinks I'll make some clay stuff you could use for it... :)

  4. I love this idea. Your driveway and woods look so much like where we lived in Virginia!

  5. How utterly spellbinding, I love it! x

  6. That is soooo cool girl. You really do live in a ,magical place. The tree,I'm sure loves the new additions.

  7. What a great idea, giving back...and what a glorious place you live in, ten acres of bliss, love the ferns, can we borrow some of your rain!!!

  8. you're so lucky where you live. I love this little doorway to another world or shrine you've created

  9. What a wonderful idea...I think everyone should develop the habit of giving back in some form...there is too much taking in this world...This is so wonderful Gayle...and I never knew that they called them nurse trees! Makes this even more symbolic! :)

  10. I Love this Idea... and the Imaginings that will come along with it each time someone discovers it!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  11. What a beautiful and powerful way to honor the tree spirit and the ancestors of your land. I'd love to see more of it as it evolves.

  12. oooohhhhhh the perfect honoring and magic of this!

  13. The imagination you have ~ I love this idea! COOL!

    Gaby xo

  14. thanks so much for your kind visit. i am all wrapped up in the details of my upcoming dia de los muertos tour to san miguel and i am missing my blog family so much!

  15. Such a great post same as the post of green living videos, so better to keep on posting!