“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
― Albert Camus
This tree caught my attention on a recent walk to the little park near our home. I think this is an oak tree. In the summertime, I don’t think I would be as likely to notice her interesting trunk features or the clumps of mistletoe in the upper branches.
Thursday Tree Love is hosted on the second and fourth Thursday of each month by Parul Thakur.
I walked about the first two trees to discover that the neighboring tree wore mistletoe!
There are many stories and legends about mistletoe including the one from Norse Mythology about Baldr the beautiful being killed with a weapon made of mistletoe. His mother, the goddess Frigg, cried tears which turned into mistletoe berries.
Frigg decreed that, instead of being punished, mistletoe should become a symbol of peace and friendship evermore. (Source below.)