100 Days Of Awe: Day Fifty Nine – Tree Lime Fluff

Day 59: Tree Lime FluffIMAG4661There is a tree in Little Wormwood Scrubs that stands in a carpet of the softest of cashmerey fluff.  Creme caramel cotton wool it is a divil to photograph; invisible but not invisible, substantial but insubstantial, amorphous yet a plethora of individual fine fibres.  An etheral substance, an angel’s blanket, fairy fur, stuffing for the cushy settees of elfin living rooms, the raw material of ear muffs and bed socks, the fleece inner lining of pajamas and hooded capes, the angora rabbit of the Woodland World the Spring time bounty for trolls and goblins.  This stuff, this fluff, is so wonderful I am sure it would have been written about.  I was sure that the internet would be awash with the folklore of it, the multiplicty of uses from magic potions to well – upholstery.  I have worked out the tree in question is a Lime Tree, Tilia x Vulgaris according to the Little Wormwood Scrubs (West London) management plan.  Not of the citrus fruit kind mind, but of the sticky bane of urban motorists as Tilia attracts aphids that gorge and then excrete the sap from the tree as a sticky mess that hardens like shellac on anything underneath it.  In the park there is not hide nor hair of aphids or their excreta.  Just the soft cashmerey blanket which I could find nothing about not even when I typed in ‘Tree Lime Fluff’.

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.

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