I wanted to take some edge off (I’m in Europeland and it’s pretty on edge atm) but I still have to sit here at work for awhile so I thought I’d delight you with some pretty images from the Maavalla Sacred Natural Sites Photo Contest that just closed yesterday.
All the winning entries
. Last year’s winning entries in English
I’d like to begin with this photo of a sacred stream on my ancestral island that I also happened to visit for the first time this summer:
wait, I should have a crappy phone pic as well:
next up, it’s the overall winning entry of one of the oldest sacred (and regular) trees in Estonia. By local lore, it is home to a fire deity (it’s pretty far from my usual stomping grounds and roots so I don’t really feel like I could tell you a lot about it)
and maybe end with a sacred grove I’d very much like to visit next. I think I have driven around there, but I didn’t know there was a grove nearby.
MARI-ANN REMMEL - Odalätsi stream after rain
me - Odalätsi stream
MARTIN MARK - The very old and the even older (Oak of Tamme-Lauri)
MATI KOSE - Lifeforce (umm.. something... ugh, translating is hard!) (Linden at Ilumäe sacred grove)