ancient ocean view

Looking out to sea from Caesarea.

psychedelic selfie

As seen at the Berlin Wall

hamilton tree episode 11

I have been visiting and photographing this tree on the edge of Lake Ontario for almost 10-years. If you look closely at each image (click the Hamilton tree link label below), you will notice that right down to the individual twigs, it remains the same.

The other thing you notice, if you look for long enough, is that the tree is dancing. Not a big stomping dance like humans do, trees have not done that kind of dancing since the days of Ents, but a gentle hardly moving standing still dance. You can see the dance in the angle of the twigs and the tilt of the branches, and if you were to listen hard enough you would hear the tree's song of rustle of the leaves.

My dad once told me that trees have memories and are empathetic (can sense our feelings). "Visit a tree often enough," he said," and it will remember you. Sit under a tree for a while, and it will sense your dreams, your hopes and your fears." He also said, "some trees are natural healers and others are not. So if you are going to sit under a tree make sure it is the healing kind." The tree in the photo is a healing tree, you can tell by its dance and its smile.

There is an old English legend that trees base their dance on the dreams of people they know. Trees never forget you once they know you, so even years later if you pass by a tree that you once knew, all your old dreams and thoughts will be in the shape of its dance. In that moment you may not notice that the tree is dancing for you but you will feel it, and if is a healing tree (like the one in this photo) you will intuitively feel happy, because with the tilt of every twig and rustle of every leaf will be a soft reminder of something about you that is good and lovely.

nice ride

As seen at Port Dover

old bikers

As seen at Port Dover Friday 13th May 2016