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“In some types of Christianity, yew is planted around graveyards not only to remind visitors of eternal life but to keep the dead from wandering from their graves before Judgment Day. Some Norse Pagans believed that precisely because yew stood between two worlds, it could trap unwary souls inside itself. Burning yew as an incense is still a traditional means for raising the dead and thus in a sense, entrapping them.”

Quite beautiful...why I love wandering thru cemeteries...I DO TOO. IT PUTS ALL OUR TRIVIAL PROBLEMS IN PERSPECTIVE...LB-- I too like to go with my grandchildren and see who finds the oldest grave there, while they are looking they find out its not as scary as they thought it was. Maybe someday they will visit my grave, what a beautiful thought// db

from Mail Online

Trees of terror: The terrifying oak that could have walked out of Lord Of The Rings... and its army of friends

This amazing ancient oak is in a quiet country lane at Boxted, near Colchester, Essex


Wildernis Amsterdam

Con el papel #BANANELLA sería como estar rodeada de plantas. Un poco esta misma sensación :)

A seriously old Yew climbing over everything in it's way in the grave yard of…