What do we know about trees - signs of a horoscope of druids? Linden.
proceed Spring. Melancholic Iva concedes “ conducting “ the place in a horoscope of druids to incredible charming Linden which time begins 11 - go and comes to an end 20 - go March. For the second time this year we will meet it 13 - go September, we will say goodbye - 22 - go.
People - Lindens are lovely and pleasant, perfectly know about the qualities and are able to make good impression. Aspiring to easy and beautiful life they do not understand that true happiness for them - care of relatives.
Feelings of the Linden are changeable and subject to changes. The mood is changeable as spring weather. It is difficult to understand it, but, nevertheless, it gives to the interlocutor feeling of comfort. The changeable linden does not seek to give and keep promises. But it does not prevent people around to look for its societies, it likes to be on friendly terms and win sympathies.
Experience - not for the Linden. The blazed ways - for others, she prefers to deal with any problem “ from scratch “ loves innovations and non-standard decisions.
Despite an innate sense of jealousy, in love the Linden is usually happy, especially if the elect (or the darling) allows to surround with enveloping it, almost parental care.
The tree a linden for Slavs and many other people played and plays very important role. In old times, perhaps, was not in human life of the party which remained without “ attention “ “ careful “ plants. The linden fed, dressed, put, entertained, treated and even taught the diploma. But about everything one after another.
Sort “ linden “ the Latin name Tilia, appeared on our planet before us. There are data that his representatives found still dinosaurs. Nowadays the sort contains up to 80 types by different estimates. As a rule, it is large listopadny trees with powerful, deep, rod root system.
Leaves are simple, a heart-shaped form, ostrozubchaty on edge. Flowers fragrant, oboyepoly. Tsvetkov is a lot of, they perfectly supplement dense krone, are beautiful, but it not their only advantage.
“ The linden - a melliferous herb, in the heat a haymaking " Blossoms; - say in the people, characterizing useful properties and time of blossoming. Sloggers - bees in the middle of summer manage to collect from one large tree as much of curative honey how many from buckwheat hectare. Lime color is collected and prepared for the winter. “ " Tea; from it not only it is pleasant, beautiful and tasty, but also is useful at treatment of catarrhal diseases.
Fruits - small, but tasty nutlets. I do not know, their value as food, but in the childhood we quite often gnawed them in long boyish walks is how big.
The linden easily transfers a shadow and can grow at the whole groves. But solar color is necessary to all live. In a lime thicket very young trees are extended so highly that not in forces to hold a thin trunk in vertical position. But on a scope, on the fringe of the forest or not to learn a linden from a rural village fence. It is thickset and sprawling as if a mighty oak.
Trees usually live till one and a half centuries, but it not the rule. The linden broad-leaved lives till 600 years, and separate copies even till 1000. Representatives of a sort are widespread in a zone of the broad-leaved and mixed woods of Europe, East Asia and North America.
Numerous toponyms in our corner of the world testify to prevalence of a linden. To various Lipki and Lipovkam nest numbers. Also the large cities, for example Lipetsk meet. And citizens of the Latvian Liepaja even placed the image of a tree on the coat of arms.
All parts of trees found the application in life and economic activity of the person. Fresh branches with leaves go on a forage to house cattle. Young spring leaflets - a fine source of vitamins are also still used for preparation of salads.
Bast fibers have the major economic importance, of course. Today synthetics is even more often used, but until recently they were the cause of fast reduction of the lime woods.
The dried-up bass went for production of small ware, was used as roofing material. The bulk was processed into a bast which walked all over, did brushes and bathing basts, weaved bast mats and even made a harness for horses.
Ancient Germans spun clothes, raincoats and belts from a bast. Once “ lapotny Russia “ almost without exception it was put in easy and convenient bast wattled footwear. In Western Europe bast shoes did not carry, but too would be left without linden barefoot. The well-known wooden boots cut from its wood.
Wood remarkable, soft, white, nice on the touch, with hardly noticeable structure in products. What only from it was not cut and not sharpened! Both toys, and ware, and various house furniture.
At the Russian fairs and markets sold basten pictures. Basten they were called because at the press were used the cliche which is cut out on lime boards. Prints then were painted manually. In Moscow masters of a coloring worked and lived on the street and today the called Lubyanka.
The Linden concedes in a horoscope “ throne “ to the resolute athlete and handsome Dubu. In more detail about it - next time.]