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We never try to understand the spiritual aspects of these trees without noticing something about the tree itself, so we would remind you that this particular fir tree, sometimes called a pine tree, grows in the mountains of Lebanon and Herman; and as one botanist has described it, it is an emblem of majestic stature. It reaches sometimes to the height of sixty feet. Its broad boughs are evergreen. http://www.livingbiblestudies.org/study/JT9/005.html

from The WHOot

Alternative Christmas Trees

These DIY Alternative Christmas Tree ideas are quick and easy to make, even if you've left your tree to the last minute.

from Telegraph.co.uk

Patron saints of the modern artist

The Tate Gallery's celebrity friends are meant to encourage new art. But do they control it? Rose Aidin investigates

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Keeping A Book of Shadows

The Ogham. ( pronounced OH-am or OH-yam ) , is also know as the Druid's Alphabet. The letters correspond to their 20 sacred trees. The 25-letter alphabet was supposedly inspired by Ogma, god of eloquence. The letters are strung together along a central line, either vertically or horizontally, in which case the letters are rotated.

from This Old House

10 Best Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color

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... when I woke up that was the first thing i could clearly see. A little green sprig was merely saying me to do not give up. Maybe not that much but I figured that i can at least stand up. Thanks to that little fellow. 2014

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Vintage Reception With Steal-Worthy Ideas In Texas

Daphne - nymph who was turned into a laurel tree, and who's branches were used by Apollo to make the first laurel crown.

from A Sacred Journey

Yule

Yule The Festival of Rebirth and The Return of the Sun - With the end of the longest night the dark is defeated with the Return of the Sun, the return of light, hope and promise. The Goddess gives birth to the Sun/Sun God. The Sun begins to wax and the days grow longer. All that is hidden will begin to emerge. This is the Sun’s birthday! And it really is time to celebrate!