This tree lives on a sloping hillside that leads down to the intimate Lake Marmo at Morton Arboretum. He has chosen to manifest, as images on his trunk, a number of the energies that have passed through his part of the world.
These snapshots were taken at twilight – a time when the nature spirit frequency is closely aligned with our human one.
Images include a watchful face with a heart above. (right)
He is expressing his love for all the many nature-oriented folks who stop for visits at the lake.
There are a number of images around the base of his trunk. They are clustered around a portal opening. This opening is formed from a cut off limb; the cut created a tear in the tree’s energetic integrity.
These life forms protect the portal opening. They remind me of energy of the beast in Beauty and the Beast and I have found this pairing in other trees on this property. They show two aspects of humans – their evolved gentleness and their beast-like nature.
Here one image is of a French Colonial gentleman, with a fancy headdress and a mustache. (Shown full figure and close up.)
The other is of an elegant beast. (right)
On the backside of the tree is a magnificent large bird spirit, with a wonderful beak and ear-like plumes. (below)