cold hearted nymphs Picture

I know that sunsets are more popular and easier to look at, but personally I am a sucker for nature's details. Often there's so much beauty in the things we tend to overlook because at a glance they just look like chaos. So sometimes I take the time to search for details in my environment that catch my eye.

Birch trees have always had a mystical effect on me, and when I think birch, I also think tree nymph or dryad. I would say birches have a very female attribute to them (white, slender and flexible, as well as a natural elegance) and seem most likely to be the natural form of a tree nymph. But don't listen to the ramblings of an old psychonaut, the truth is:

"Dryads are tree nymphs in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies 'oak,' from an Indo-European root *derew(o)- 'tree' or 'wood'. Thus dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general." [Wikipedia]

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