Cedar Swamp Photographs in the Pinelands yesterday. The mission was to finish reading a book called “The Heartbeat of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben and test some new equipment in the Wharton tract of the Pine lands, NJ. This book marks a powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground, where the color green calms us and the forest sharpens our senses. A must-read.
The equipment didn’t get tested, but some else happened. I found the 400-year-old Atlantic Cedar tree and camp site 6 on the border of Atsion Lake. I would like to measure them and add them to the New Jersey big tree list.
These trees are magnificent and gave me a warm welcome. It was a wonderful find. Enjoy the images of the Atlantic Cedar trees.
‘Nothing?’ I asked.
‘Not even heaven?’
He lowered his head and was silent.
But after a moment:
‘Heaven is too high for me.
excellent–and near me!’
‘Nothing is nearer to us than heaven.
The earth is beneath our feet
and we tread upon it,
but heaven is within us.'”
The Cedar tree surly mean something to me. Not sure why I am still drawn to cedar swamps, and in the pine lands we still have a lot of them. We have lost amazing Atlantic white cedars to the previous generation, who loved the cedar chest and line their closest with the wood because of it aroma and insect resistance. I selected these three images for your enjoyment. Please leave a comment. Enjoy and Thank You