Believe it or not, this is willow bark, spun and plied into cordage. I harvested it earlier this summer, separating the rough outer bark from the smooth inner bark, which I dried. To make the cord, I soaked the bark, then took long skinny strips, twisted them one way, and plied them together the other way. It's flexible and strong.
Awe enables us to perceive in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and simple, to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal.
Happy Trails, Buzz
Our favorite black dog - we loved him well.
Don't forget . . .
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"To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from." Terry Tempest Williams