The energy that was drawn within during the Autumn now reemerges in an expression of outward silvan joy.
The return of the tree leaves is an arboreal rite of passage and an homage to the lengthening of the days.
It is the raising of dendriform flags as the trees unfurl their leaves like the approach of a great topiaried armada.
Photo: Ancient fig tree at Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.
About Neil Hill
Neil Hill is one of Europe’s top outdoor, wilderness and survival coaches. He believes that our modern disconnect from nature has led to many of our personal, physical and social problems. He has led courses into some of the worlds most hostile and wild environments. His passion is to reconnect people with their aboriginal roots in nature, enabling them to have adventures and experiences that unlock their massive potential, Neil is the founder of Rewilding Bushcraft.