"Pagans worshipped the trees because wood was a magical substance, feeding the fires that cooked their food, supplying materials to make weapons and construct shelter."-- Rob Young, Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music.
I came upon a large number of undated (possibly 1970s) I-Spy books in a charity shop in England in May, but I left with only one: Trees.
The front cover invites you to enter the grove. But the inside cover beckons further:
|"This country is famous for its beautiful trees; just to stand and look at them gives us great pleasure. But how many of us know them and can name them ? This book will help you do that, so you'll enjoy them all the more"|
I've only scanned a few chosen pages, but I quite enjoy the color and layout. And, of course, my blog banner comes from an image that illustrates the Wych Elm entry.
|Mountain Ash or Rowan Tree / Sallow (or "Goat Willow")|
|Common Elm / Wych Elm|