Druid’s Corner

Druid’s Corner
November 29, 2017 Christina Mullin

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A druid is a member of a high-ranking professional class in ancient Celtic cultures. Druids revered nature, the wilderness and the earth. The first time I learned about druids, was when I was a child reading adventures about Asterix and Obelix. The only person who had any sense in their village was the wise old druid Getafix (Panoramix in France), who was always searching for mistletoe to make his magic potion. 

 In my former house, in one corner of the kitchen was a wood counter under a window, between wood bookshelves on one side and a wall covered with a large white pin-board on the other end. This was my “Druid’s Corner.” It was where natural treasures I found in my garden or on walks, were carefully displayed. It was the perfect spot to dry seeds I’d harvested in the garden, hung up out of the sun, like cilantro or marigold seeds, spread out on large pieces of recycled brown paper on the shelves. It’s where glass jars with fresh wild fennel fed swallowtail caterpillars until they spun cocoons. Orange peels dried on the windowsill, sharing space with sprouting lettuce seeds. It was also my photo studio. The natural light from the window was just right for shooting seeds, pods, feathers, luffa, seaweed, shells, and many more beautiful natural treasures.

Marigold seeds

Monarch butterfly cocoons

Homegrown Luffas

A message in a walnut shell.


Pods from Mexico

Swallowtail caterpillars eating wild fennel I grew in my garden for them.

Shishito peppers from the Farmer’s Market.

Dried Beans, Copal wrapped in dried Corn Husks, Seaweed, Arugula gone to seed and Dried Purple Sarracenia Flower

Bird’s nest found on the ground in the garden



Natural Treasure on the pinboard

Baby Mantid

Message for Agnes

Seeds Drying on the pinboard

Natural Treasures

Mantid Eggs Sacks