An oak bends and rises just off the north corner of my back deck. A graceful genuflect. Or perhaps a forced position. Word has it this may be a Signal Tree of the sort sculpted by Native Americans or later settlers to mark the way. This one points to the river valley.
Looking at that guiding tree reminds me that my individual direction and our human destiny is indivisible from Earth. Thus, we are well served to enjoy time with Her. To observe and listen to Her wisdom, Her signs and signals. To find our way in harmony with Her.
You can read more about Signal Trees and the effort to document them here.