"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues."
-Dr. Seuss (1971)
While it may be true that trees have no tongues, many trees do seem to have stories to tell.
One tree I found this last fall seemed to have many stories to tell. One pattern in the bark looked like a Fancy Shawl Dancer. This a modern style of Native American dancing performed by young women. Fancy Shawl Dancing originated in the 20th century and imitates a butterfly coming out of its cocoon and flying away.
|Fancy Shawl Dancer|
On the same tree, above the Fancy Shawl Dancer, is a pattern that look like an owl.
|Dancer below, Owl above|
Other trees my not have stories to tell, but they do have spirits that watch you as you wander through the woods.
|Tree Spirit on Cedar|
As you wander around the woods, look at the trees and see what stories they hold.