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Holding It All Together

Posted by rev.loristaubitz@gmail.com on February 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

We don't often think of the life below ground when we look at a tree. Here is an example of the service this one tree does to keep a slope along a trail from eroding. As I drive along the countryside or visit cities, I can't help but imagine how much more improved our landscapes and the quality of our water/soil conservation would be if we would but let trees do what they do best...keep us all "grounded" in more ways than one!

Holding it all together

Posted by rev.loristaubitz@gmail.com on February 27, 2020 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Who Goes There?

Posted by rev.loristaubitz@gmail.com on February 4, 2020 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We wanted a new holiday tradition that would take us into the woods. "Owl Moon was a chlidhood favorite so we thought we'd give Owling a try. First, we contacted our local Wildlife folks to learn more about these raptors and where to listen and look. On a moon lit night this December we followed our guide into the woods at Meandon Ponds NY. Family and friends join in as we walked slowly down a well defined trail in silence. Screetch Owl sounds rang out from a Cornell University Ornethology ce...

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Winter Walk among Old Growth Trees at Letchworth NYS Park

Posted by rev.loristaubitz@gmail.com on February 1, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

There are so few places left to be with old growth trees. It was a delightful surprise to be walking the pathway along Letchworth's Grand Canyon here in Western New York State to find myself among a diverse forest of old growth trees. Nothing like the beauty of winter to highlight the texture, shape and breadth of these great beings. Such a gift.
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Restoration and Renewal

Posted by rev.loristaubitz@gmail.com on January 30, 2020 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We are living in times of uncertainty as hopelessness lingers near to hearts and minds. In these times, let us go to the forest to remember who we are and what we are to do. Let us witness the power of life as it is renewed within every season. Let us join our lives with the greater life of which we are all a part...to act for renewal..to the end that each life shall know wholeness and all shall live as one.

Forest Bathing in the Winter?

Posted by rev.loristaubitz@gmail.com on January 29, 2020 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

If you have ever spent time basking in the glow of a summer day in a Forest or the beauty and silence of a winter moonlight trek in the deep woods…You know the wonder and joy of trees.The link between life on Earth and Forests is no secret.Take a deep breath…we depend upon Trees for our every breath.However, in the past few years, research confirms the direct relationship Trees have on our bodies, minds and spirits.

 The deep immersion into ...

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