THE IMAGINATION ACTS website has been created by Anne Yarwood, resident in Ascot for over 50 years, to show how individuals CAN effect change… can DO something about their concerns, in an imaginative way.

Dear Readers,

Welcome to our New Year January 2020 edition :-

ONLY CONNECT: TREES above, FUNGI below, NEIGHBOURS in-between

Sally & I decided last Autumn, to keep open minds for this first edition of 2020…we’ll see what “calls” we muttered to each other. Now, as all of us worldwide rally our personal and collective selves to LIVE the new decade, Sally & I agree that MIGRATION should be the challenging focus for the early Spring edition; a key concern for the populations of EU nations; how to hold-on to their present advantages…. The wild travellers…throwing of self, to the winds and the seas..

Today, a few days into the New Decade I’m collating many weeks’ Research into “TREES”. (I admit, dear Readers, to the Gloom which overtakes me on many a day. Post General Election in U.K, BREXIT, CLIMATE CHANGE conference, trees burning …)

Trees offer another shade of dark. They just ARE . Their self sustaining and reclaiming power all too often viewed as shade, decor, usefulness by human beings.

So…I’m going for Trees above, their inner world; soil & fungi below and human commitment to connect with these systems of Nature…effective through the ages.

”We never look deeply into the quality of a tree; we never really touch it, feel its solidity, its rough bark, and hear the sound that is part of the tree. Not the sound of wind through the leaves, not the breeze of a morning that flutters the leaves, but its own sound, the sound of the trunk and the silent sound of the roots” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

BLOG : Insomniacs connect through unseen networks – HERE

STORY : JOTTINGS note what Trees do, what lies unseen beneath their roots, how human beings venerated them through the ages, the strengthening power of silence amidst trees, alliances between Trees & their champions – HERE

WAKEUP : UK Tree- planting –  HERE

GALLERY : Images of trees’ life stages – HERE

CLIMATE CHANGE : Greta Thurnberg’s berating words at recent Climate Change conference; photos of the burning facts about forest fires, worldwide; and a father’s imaginative electric car taxi service, inspired by his son – HERE

ELSEWHERE : Inspiration for us all, from bold imaginative hopeful action – HERE 

 

 

Warm greetings to you all and we hope you enjoy ‘ONLY CONNECT: TREES above, FUNGI below, NEIGHBOURS in-between’.

Anne Yarwood and Sally Dillon

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A lot goes on, under cover

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An Oak tree has been growing near our boundary for at least 60 years. Its roots reach underground towards my neighbour’s 100 year Oak.

And for sure, the trees’ fungi enmesh soil and stones as they journey across our gardens’ divide.

Unseen connections, little considered in daily living. The underground underworld, my friend and I recently realise, also vibrates through the inner underworld of us two insomniacs.

Both of us can see the Oaks …shining last week in the moonlit gardens. We may think about one another. We note the availability of connections.

 

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Steve Redford carving friends’ gift from the top of our felled ,diseased 100 year old Cedar

Only Connect – We are One

So Science teaches and the Wisdom tradition has always taught.

The ZEIGEIST of today brings TREES into our awareness. (Zeitgeist .. the defining spirit or word of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time). Thinking for weeks about TREES, experiencing Trees, mooching around sources …to my excitement I found European poets, photographers, exhibition curators who are using trees as their primary image. This is new in its proliferation. TREES are leading, feeding ideas. Are they today’s reincarnation hope ?

Shining this Story into the plethora of references, I offer the following:-

Awe & Wonder at Trees’ skills

Reflections on the spiritual space created by Trees

Advice on action

My own meetings with Trees

and a few of TREES’ human champions’ tales

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Climate Change

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Wake Up

No. 22 – Wake Up to the Big Climate Fightback

By | Wake Up
  • Forestry Commission Report 2018- 2019. Progress made towards target 11 million newly planted trees in England 2017- 22, including The Northern Forest.
  • Government objective: increase area of woodland to 12% in England , by 2060
  • Woodland Trust Young Peoples’ BIG CLIMATE FIGHTBACK, planted 10,000 trees in Derbyshire 2019
  • Woodland Trust since founded 1972:- planted 13 million trees, 1089 mill trees saved, 3k rescued.
  • READ HERE – www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/people-behind-our-work-cumbria/
  • Multitude of small- scale planting projects by local groups eg Trees for Cities, Brighton  – bhgreenspaceforum.org.uk

Photo – A younger Manu Berardi demonstrating against local tree destruction by Developers

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