Hail Brave hearts
Ah, the forest. The adventure is sweet. It captures us as environmentalists, athletes, artists and nature seekers. Fabulous forest, for beauty, for shelter, for warmth. The myriad of species that inhabit these lands. The wild lands. The massive tracts of lands for trees, vegetation, wildlife and us. The forest holds its secrets, prime fishing holes, a hidden lake, vast meadows of wildflowers, a campsite, a trail, a precious sought after climb, the view. This is a wonderland to us. So much to see, so many trails to follow, so much room to explore. Our hearts sing. The day is long, the journey rewarding, the wilds lands treat us to so much earthly pleasure in Gods wonderful, always outstanding, creation. The joy is magnificent. So much simple pleasure, so much to learn and so much knowledge to share.
The ever changing forest, from spring beauty, to awesome autumn, from warm summers evenings, to cold winter trekking. The forest brings us a continual challenge of skills and expertise. Paddle the pristine lakes, kayak the whitewater, drift in quiet solitude of the still waters. Listen to the sound of the great wild as it echoes across the land. This is the forest, with all of the wonders that it holds. All across the surface of the forest there is a secret hiding, to be found only by those who know what to look for. The experts who have the knowledge of herbal remedies. Here in these trees lies the medicine cabinet of the land.
Trees sway softly is the swirling winds, birds call and animals scurry away. Flowers nod and wave their heads and beckon us to enjoy our day. In this fabulous forest, there’s something for us. It’s in the trees. Healing trees, nurturing trees, trees that hold the secret to natural remedies and cures. There are many. The mighty spruce, with it’s vitamin C, provides a healing tea which is the one that cured the early explorers of scurvy. This is just one, there are many more.
The bountiful forest gives us many things. It gives us a captivating wonderland to explore, a bountiful world of healing cures and natural wisdom. The forest is alive with so many precious treasures. Animal life and vegetation galore! An array of colour and light, a pleasure to our senses and a quiet in our stressful lives.
For the gardener, a tree could hold the cure to an ailment, a remedy of homemade cleverness. Perhaps a cup of tea could save your life. Choose wisely oh dear ones, these same trees have cured us for centuries, save them and protect them. The forest is more than just trees, it is yet another garden of earthly delight, filled with food, medicine and healing, health benefits.
Come to the forest, oh awesome human, where the trees give us shade, adventure, the quiet wilderness and a healthy life.
Written by Dr. Louise Hayes
September 25, 2021