Everlasting Yew

This week I’m exploring the light in different posts with photos, and this one features the light and trees.

sunset

grove of conifers

Other trees may lose their leaves, but not the magical yew.

A sacred tree with evergreen branches, that ancient people believed was immortal.

The yew is planted at religious sites and considered a symbol of spiritual transcendence and rebirth.

church and trees

church and trees

 “Three lifetimes of the yew for the world from its beginning to its end,”

from the Book of Lismore a medieval Irish manuscript.

The yew tree is known to live for at least 5,000 years.

sunlight in trees

sunlight in trees

 

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