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Yearning for a little mystery, a connection to nature, something to wonder about?  

Settle in, grab a cup of tea, read on and let the wondering begin. 

We're sharing stories, happenings, divinations, poetry and more.

We aren't in a hurry, sometimes the greatest treasures are the little things that happen in between the moments.

Whispers From the Trees: Walking With the Ancestors

by Penny Reed

Whispers from the other ways called to my feet.

I found myself parked on the side of a busy road eyeing a small but well-worn path that led into the woods. The path was narrow, branches and leaves touched my skin as I moved curiously forward. I started looking for a spot that would...

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Whispers From the Trees: The Forests of My Home

By Penny Reed

The winds of change descended upon me, and I found myself staying with my parents as I helped my mother recover from major surgery.

It was clear that my ageing parents needed more assistance than previously thought. What was intended to be a several-day visit grew into a much longer...

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Whispers From the Trees: Reflection

By Penny Reed

The sun was bright and warm, and the air was crisp and fresh. The sweet scent of the waking woods was faint on each breath stoking a tiny ember deep in my belly.

The frozen earth firm beneath each step. I marvelled at the beautiful icy earth crystalline eruptions that were present...

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Whispers From the Trees: Spring in Winter

By Penny Reed

The trails resembled the rough ice on a frozen pond. Not good enough to skate on but safe to walk on. I was feeling very grateful for my ice cleats as I heard them confidently picking themselves into the frozen slippery surface beneath me. The seasonally warm temperatures had...

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Whispers From the Trees: Focus on Where You Do Well 

By Penny Reed

A blanket of fresh snow called me to the woods. I eagerly bundled up and dashed out the door - excited to discover animal tracks, magical snow kingdoms, and hidden mysteries. When I arrived at one of my favourite walking trails, it was apparent that everyone in my neighbourhood had...

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Whispers From the Trees: Strength in Numbers

By Penny Reed

The forest has been re-born, transformed into a magical kingdom of fluffy snow clouds and twinkling ice beads.

As I walked down a familiar known path an under current of being somewhere completely new and foreign was forming. The open, stark forest of November had given way to an...

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