Oil on Canvas Board 12″ X 16″
Larch and Fir grow entwined,
and burst forth into the wholeness of a nine-pointed star.
This image stunned me, as it appeared before my eyes one fine day in late October:
a nine-pointed star!
in Larch blazing against and amongst Douglas Fir,
like a signal fire to the open air;
to all who would see,
Nine ~ the sacred three, times three;
the incorruptible number of completion and eternity,
unity, and the crown of achievement.
Larch ~ a tree for protection and rebirth;
It is a singularly beautiful tree,
singular in that it is a conifer that is not evergreen,
– it sheds its needles every Fall in a gorgeous deep golden display.
Douglas Fir ~ a tree of hope, fortitude and strength,
clarity, and immortality.