Pinus brutia :~  TURKISH PINE, (Greek : Peukê, pitys )  The Turkish pine is another coastal pine, somewhat larger at 20 to 35 metres, with edible seeds. Pine wood was commonly used by the ancients for shipbuilding and also for torches.  Sacred to : Poseidon (victors at the god's Isthmian games were crowned with wreaths of pine; he had sacred pine groves at Korinthos and Onkhestos) ; Dionysos (his devotees wielded pine or fir-cone tipped thrysoi staffs) Mythology : Banditry of Sinis. Sinis…

Pinus brutia :~ TURKISH PINE, (Greek : Peukê, pitys ) The Turkish pine is another coastal pine, somewhat larger at 20 to 35 metres, with edible seeds. Pine wood was commonly used by the ancients for shipbuilding and also for torches. Sacred to : Poseidon (victors at the god's Isthmian games were crowned with wreaths of pine; he had sacred pine groves at Korinthos and Onkhestos) ; Dionysos (his devotees wielded pine or fir-cone tipped thrysoi staffs) Mythology : Banditry of Sinis. Sinis…

Spending time in the forest has been scientifically proven to significantly boost immunity. Why? This is partly due to the aromatic compounds emitted by plants. These compounds are a part of its immune system designed to protect it from pathogens. Now when we distill a conifer tree for its essential oil we can use it to support our own immunity. Diffusing essential oils is a great way to utilize the forest's protection & strength. Really great during cold and flu season!

Spending time in the forest has been scientifically proven to significantly boost immunity. Why? This is partly due to the aromatic compounds emitted by plants. These compounds are a part of its immune system designed to protect it from pathogens. Now when we distill a conifer tree for its essential oil we can use it to support our own immunity. Diffusing essential oils is a great way to utilize the forest's protection & strength. Really great during cold and flu season!

I LOVE this picture!! They have a huge one hanging up at Red Robin and every time I go I stop and stare at it!!

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I LOVE this picture!! They have a huge one hanging up at Red Robin and every time I go I stop and stare at it!!

Larch Cones-the only decidous conifer-it turns golden and drops its needles in the fall much like a maple does

Larch Cones-the only decidous conifer-it turns golden and drops its needles in the fall much like a maple does

These gorgeous Blue Herons have nesting ground in Occoquan, and are a common site for the people who frequent this area.

These gorgeous Blue Herons have nesting ground in Occoquan, and are a common site for the people who frequent this area.

real tree beauty - all it needs are a few simple ornaments, a vintage garland, and some pretty understated lights - ZERO poinsettias, ZERO tinsel, ZERO tacky glittery/metallic excess that cheapens the natural beauty of the real tree.

real tree beauty - all it needs are a few simple ornaments, a vintage garland, and some pretty understated lights - ZERO poinsettias, ZERO tinsel, ZERO tacky glittery/metallic excess that cheapens the natural beauty of the real tree.

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