The notion of an oak tree

They are celebrating National Tree Week in England from 24th November – 2nd December 2018. What a great idea.
I think England has a lovely tradition celebrating their trees. That gives hope for the future.

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.
Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.

William Blake, 1799, The Letters.

The Forester Oak

It was one of those days without a cloud in the sky.
The heat wave was upon us and tormented those who weren’t at the beach.
I was on my way to the sea, when I passed the old oak, which is over 800 years old.
The tree was not very pretentious at a distance but that perception changed quickly to curiosity when I got closer.
The oak tree is hollow.
I walked through a tall passage in the tree trunk and suddenly I was in another world.
A world of silence and a welcome coolness. Actually I’ve experience this before, in a church!
I look attentively around in my newly discovered cave.
The tree gives me notions of a stalactite cave but that illusion is destroyed by the look of the green oak leaves through a hole in top of the cave.

Georg Weisler, a catholic forester used the cave as a pray chamber, maybe he was druid, in secrecy ❤
Forester Georg Weisler lived in the years 1792 – 1854, and came from Bohemia.