It really sadened me to read that the word Acorn has been removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary.
They may have removed the word Acorn from the dictionary but let us make sure Acorns and the Mighty Oaks are not lost from our hearts or our beautiful and sacred language!
I do not have to go to the forest in order to nurture my creativity, be inspired, or bring forth the child within, one single OAK tree can ignite my imagination beyond belief, a single Oak leaf can leave me spellbound by its intricate detail.
Finding Nature in the City
Finding nature in the city isn’t difficult…I found these wonderful Oaks just a few minutes from Edinburgh’s bustling High Street.
The more I observe nature in the city, the more I lose myself in the awe and wonder and slip into a love and appreciation of all that is around me…
These delightful Oak trees had my heart singing, my spirit dancing, and my creative juices flowing…each tree displayed a range of varying shades of green and one trees’ leaves had already turned brown.
What would you make with this beautiful offering from Mother Earth?
Possibly a Oak leaf Stick Person?
You can find our more about storytelling with nature in my PDF booklet on Storytelling with Nature Art – Stick People
Or maybe you could do some leaf rubbing or make an Oak leaf mobile. Why not take time to really observe the trees around your neighborhood and watch all the visiting friends, like our feathered friends, the cheeky squirrels and not forgetting the charming insects. Even during the winter months trees are fascinating – draw their skelton-like forms, discover how old they are by measuring their trunk (one inch for every year).
Peace, joy and imaginative play become life’s constant companions when the heart is open to the benefits of nature.
My tiny travelling companions were thrilled to be able to share some tree hugging moments in the Oaks and practice their balancing skills without using their wings.
Why not climb a tree or simply hug a tree and feel its love and beautiful energy.
Time in nature and being creative with nature keeps me young at heart, happy and content!
Hopefully you too can share some tree hugging moments or be inspired to create a little OAK person.
Or simply just to be moved by the beauty of the Mighty Oak Trees!
One of my favourite tree books gifted to me by my father many years ago is “The Man Who Planted Trees” by Jean Giono – is a wonderful and inspiring story of a shepherd who chooses to live alone and carry out the work of god. Over forty years the desolate hills and life-less villages which so oppressed the traveller are transformed by the dedication of one man. All with the help of a few acorns. (worth a visit to the local library!)
Let us not forget these sacred trees and our sacred language!
Wishing you all a beautiful and creative weekend among the trees, with love and gratitude on this sacred new day, peace Marghanita x