The Hidden Life Of Trees – by Peter Wohlleben

This book should be mandatory to read for everyone on this planet!

This book popped-up as a reading suggestion on Amazon the other day, as I am always very interested in the natural world around me and love trees in general, I bought it straight away. What a marvelous choice that was.

Finally a book that is written not from a “New Age” perspective, but it as a heart-warming love letter to the Hidden Life Of Trees. Every chapter is full of information, which is backed-up by modern science, research & study.

The focus is not only on the individual tree, but the important ecosystem of the forest. Such a rich academic research and study have gone into this work that keeps everything interesting. Each chapter is builds upon the previous one in a way.

We read about questions like this:

“Do trees communicate?”

“Do trees have a brain?”

“Do trees smell?”

“What is a tree?”

And many more simple but important questions are tackled in this book.

I am very surprised that this few under my radar for so long. I highly recommend this book to anyone!

Fire in the Head – 4

The Song of Wandering Aengus
By William Butler Yeats

I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.

When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire a-flame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And someone called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.

Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done,
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.