Day 19 Advent 2018
Continuing 'Moving the needle' Series, photos
taken during a weekend in the Alps, Feb 2018.
Catkins on an alder tree. You can see past, present and future (last years empty cones, this years cones, next years catkins) on an alder tree. Associated with protection, if cut down the pale tree sap turns a deep orange-red.
Three colours dyes from alder, brown from twigs, red from bark and green from flowers (for future projects). Whistles made from alder wood are said to summon the wind. Red Alder wood was used for Fender Stratocaster guitars (by Clapton, Hendrix and Knopfler)... The Wind Cries Mary.
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