In Honour Of Conifers

“Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree.

He wants to be nothing except what he is.

That is home.

That is happiness.”

โ€• Herman Hesse

Trees are incredible.

I find Spending time among them to be both inspirational and soul-filling.

I always enjoy visiting this tree and seeing how it has changed.

after the leaves have gone

The conifers remain a presence of strength and calm throughout the
coming colder months of winter.

I hope these pieces may bring some
of that soul goodness to your home ๐Ÿ™

“Between every two pines is a
doorway to a new world.”

~ John Muir

Red Christmas Tree
White Christmas Tree

Do you have a favourite of
these raku Trees?

and Do you have a tree that
you like to go visit?

Let us know in the comments!

Visit the updated Raku Christmas Tree page here


  1. Mostly the trees I like to visit are in Goldstream Park, near Victoria, just off the Island Highway before the Malahat Drive (damaged in the recent storm-haven’t been there since that storm). Huge, old conifers with deciduous trees intermingling. As a younger person, I could walk amongst these trees. Times and people change. They are all fenced off now. It’s disappointing.

    1. ahh yes, I understand as I was in Vancouver when that big storm came through and knocked down many trees in Stanley park. The stumps are incredible though!

  2. There is a redwood by a lake locally, that always makes me smile, I can remember the welly walks with the reception class (age 4-5) when they all measured itโ€™s girth by holding hands and hugging the tree. It measured 13 toddlers!

    1. Thank you for sharing, Juliette! 13 toddlers is a big tree! That must have been so exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

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