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Photo by Lindsey Pennecke


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“When I entered the majestic cathedral of the redwood forest for the first time my spirit knew it had found what it was searching for. I dropped to my knees and began to cry because I was so overwhelmed by the wisdom, energy and spirituality housed in this holiest of temples.” 

— Julia Butterfly Hill

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The New Moon is Monday, March 15 at 3:10 PM Mountain Daylight Time. Around this time it is an excellent opportunity to honor renewal, rebirth—spring! I took a little yard tour yesterday—little snowdrops are valiantly blooming even before the snow is completely melted. Tulips are pushing through the ground—and the rabbits are already chowing on them! The Magnolia buds in the secret garden are bulging—and this beautiful photograph and story arrive…

Contributed by Sandy Riddell Wagner: Our magnolia was planted as an understory tree beneath several American Elms in 1940 by my grandparents. As kids we sat among her branches. Then last spring a woman stopped by our house to tell us that she had photographed it the year this was taken. It was a low point in her life and she dubbed the tree “hope” and hung it on her wall. This will be my sixtieth spring and I still marvel at it’s beauty and constancy.

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