Here is a portrait of a nature being family whose home address is a sweet gum tree. The tree is on a back path at Stoneleigh Natural Gardens, Villanova, PA, at the crux of the main path and a side path that leads to the stone remains of a small home, probably belonging to a long-ago estate worker and his family. This gentle, peaceful nature being family now happily occupies the area.
Seen on the far right is Dad – an elegant horned being with a kind smile. Next to him, to the left, is his wife – a gentle full-faced woman with very long bangs hanging over her eyes. Below left of the wife is a child, lips pursed and kissing her mother.
They live in a sweet gum tree – a North American tree with distinctive burrs, often painted in grade school as a Christmas decoration and known in esoteric circles as “witch balls” said to have protective qualities. Native Americans made a tea of sweet gum to soothe nervousness.