Wooden rings from Touch Wood Rings

Touch Wood Rings
We have not inherited the world from our forefathers;
rather we are borrowing it from our children.  
Kashmiri proverb

We take the stewardship of our 48 acres and the planet very seriously.  We respect each branch we use, every tiny piece of wood that is crafted into a wooden ring.   In honour of trees, we'd like to share a selection of poems, quotations and proverbs about trees and their place in our hearts and in our lives.

Approaching a tree we approach a sacred being who can teach us about love and about endless giving.  She is one of millions of beings who provide our air, our homes, our fuel, our books.  Working with the spirit of the tree can bring us renewed energy, powerful inspiration, deep communion.
from the Ogham, Druid Tree Lore 

Just think of the trees: they let the birds perch and fly, with no intention to call them when they come and no longing for their return when they fly away.  If people's hearts can be like the trees, they will not be off the Way.
-  Langya

If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree.
-  W. B. Yeats

It is good to know the truth, but it is better to speak of palm trees. 
~ an Arab Proverb

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider,  every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
-   Martin Luther

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces,  I would still plant my apple tree.
-  Martin Luther 

Trees are sanctuaries.  Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them,  can learn the truth.  They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.
-   Hermann Hesse

The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson

A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.
-   A Welsh proverb

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs.  Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees.
-   E.F. Schumacher 

The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait:  and both without impatience:  - they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity.
-  Friedrich Nietzsche

The groves were God's first temples.
-  William Cullen Bryant

I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.
-  Henry David Thoreau

God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, "Ah!"
-   Joseph Campbell
At the headwaters, our creek in early spring.
Heritage Walnut Wood Rings with inlays
juniper heartwood and sitka spruce wood ring
greyed maple and zebra wood ring
juniper heart wood ring
hawaiian koa wood ring
Walnut and Maple wood ring
oak ring
Bethlehem olive wood ring
angel and michael's touch wood rings
olive wood ring
Wood Rings.
 Individually custom designed, meticulously hand crafted
 wooden rings 
by British Columbia artist and craftsman
 David Finch.  
Touch Wood Rings. Since 1999.  
Proudly Canadian.  nicola@touchwoodrings.com   
Touch Wood Rings