Taken while hiking with my son
Yesterday I blogged over at http://fabulouslyyoungepubs.blogspot.com/ about how I love the forest. It’s a place where magic and mystery seems to run free. My next set of young adult novels is going to based in Celtic myths so as a preview….
According to ancient Celtic lore, there is a magical tree associated with each month of the year.
December 24 – January 20:
Birch: Birch people tend to be hard-working and ambitious, with strong leadership qualities. You are generally loyal and faithful, although you may tend to hide your feelings.
January 21 – February 17:
Rowan: Rowans tend to be idealistic and original, a free-thinker filled with the fire of idealism. You are probably unconventional, artistic, and ahead of your time, imaginative and humanitarian in your outlook.
February 18 – March 17:
Ash: Ash people are good communicators, witty and spontaneous, and generally curious about life.
March 18-April 14:
Alder: Alders are filled with courage and affection, loyalty and determination. Your energy is considerable, you enjoy physicality, and love to play.
April 15 – May 12:
Willow: Willows tend to be in touch with their emotions, intuitive, and adaptable. Underneath the appearance of hesitance, willows possess great flexibility and inner strength, along with a strong will.
May 13 – June 9:
Hawthorn: Hawthorns are spontaneous and sometimes impatient, possessing great confidence, creativity, and charm.
June 10 – July 7:
Oak: Oaks tend to be self-confident and responsible, optimistic and proud, with ample charisma and a strong philosophical streak.
July 8 – August 4:
Holly: Holly people are cautious and practical, reasonable and filled with personal integrity, sensitive and protective.
August 5 – September 1:
Hazel: Hazel are very perceptive, idealistic, and artistic. Wisdom and creativity are especially important to hazel people.
September 2 – September 29:
Vine: Vine folks are very sensitive and self-critical, gentle and romantic. You can be quite authoritative, and harmony is of great importance to you.
September 30 – October 27:
Ivy: Ivy people are social and loyal to their friends, kindly but sometimes restless, and, although appearing hesitant, actually very strong.
October 28 – November 24:
Reed: Reeds tend to be fearless and stubborn, uncompromising and independent, imaginative, loyal, and sometimes jealous.
November 25 – December 23:
Elder: Elders are energetic, self-disciplined, although disliking routine, open, spontaneous, and self-sufficient