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Saturday, December 21, 2013

taxus baccata - eibe - european yew


(text excerpt from shakespeare´s macbeth - the 3 witches)

the yew (as an evergreen plant, like the mistletoe) belongs to many customs around christmas time. the green in winter symbolizes hope and new life, and the (poisonous) plant is used to banish demons.

background texture freebie
photo and moon calendar by myself
taxus drawing from a botanical book

5 comments:

  1. I love the symbolism of this piece! Beautiful! xo

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  2. They all work wonderfully together. Would make lovely tags for special gifts in this holiday season.

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  3. What a lovely card with wonderful symbolism.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Johanna!
    sirkksxxx

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  4. Liebe Johanna, ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest und eine guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!

    LG Gaby

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