The search for the stick begins. Dominique and Carol lead the way into the forest.
Dominique finds the stick. Carol and Dominique plant the stick.
The making of the Prayer Tree begins.
Prayers are added to the stick and decorated with wool and feathers.
We finish tying on the prayers and send them winging off with our songs and rattling.
And now the special blessing of Isabelle begins.
"With the full Circle of Life I have blessed you. May you live many Winters.
We return home and leave the Prayer Tree to communicate its messages to the Spirits and creatures of the forest.
Back at the farm, Dominique "runs the goats" aided and abetted by Carol and Isabelle.
Carol, Mathilde, Dominique, Isabelle, Stephan, the goats, and the invisible photographer, Bob.
The end is the beginning.
© Copyright, Carol Proudfoot-Edgar,, July 1998