The first symbol of enchantment in our Enchanted Oasis series is the Green Man, a reflection of our longing for connection with nature. Given the role of all plants in consuming our carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen in the air for us to breathe, perhaps the Green Man symbol is a mirror of something deep within us that knows … Continue reading The Green Man – Enchanted Symbol of the Earth
Both quiet and silence are aids to enchantment, because they allow us to hear the "chant" of nature, the sounds of our interior lives, and music. The incessant and inescapable noise of modern life, standing in the way of an aural relationship with nature and making it nearly impossible to hear our thoughts, blocks enchantment. … Continue reading What is the Enchanted Oasis?
In the Chicago area, unusually warm weather has been causing summer like temperatures before the beginning of Spring. It seems that the combination of 80 degree weather and sun has caused life to burst at the seams everywhere, including so many more of us going outdoors to enjoy this unusual weather. These photos aren't truly … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual