Monday, April 10, 2006

Dusty Miller

Yesterday I went for a special walk in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam. The walk was organized by Jeroen Heindijk of Geronimo's Natural Gallery. He invited Dusty Miller the 13th to walk with us and tell about his family, the trees and Tree Dryads. Dusty is the current patriarch of what is believed to be the oldest Elfin Tribe still surviving in the British Isles, the world's leading authority on Tree Dryads and internationally famous as a Shaman, LiveWood Sculptor and creator of Elfin Art. Click on the links in the preceding lines to read more about all of this; it's very interesting stuff!

Around 25 people assembled in Het Blauwe Theehuis (The Blue Teahouse, no. 4 on this map). The weather forecast wasn't very good, but fortunately all wrong; we had great weather! Jeroen and Dusty guided the walk. We stopped from time to time near a special tree to listen to Dusty and/or Jeroen. Dusty is a very nice and funny man and he's a natural narrator. He had so many interesting things to tell; trying to reproduce that here wouldn't do him justice. If you ever get the chance to meet and walk with him, be sure you take it! I asked one of the others to take a picture of Dusty and me (I was looking straight into the sun, so my eyes are almost shut). I have made a lot of pictures of all the interesting trees we met on the walk. At the end of the day I was exhausted, but it was well worth it!

(click on the "Dusty Miller"-label under this post to see more posts about my encounter(s) with the Dusty's)


  1. Anonymous13/4/06 10:29

    Zoiets lijkt me ergleuk om te doen. Misschien deze zomer. Amsterdam stond op onze verlanglijst.

  2. Zeker een aanrader! Als je zelf aan de wandel gaat in het Vondelpark: op de kaart die ik gelinkt heb, staat een lijstje met bijzondere bomen. Jeroen doet wandelingen in heel Nederland, veel in Zeist maar bijvoorbeeld ook op de veluwe. (> daar kun je ook zien wanneer Dusty in Nederland is. Ik zou gráág een keer een reis naar Engeland doen maar financieel zijn er even andere prioriteiten! :-)


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