I'm Vandrake Druidstone, a Pagan poet and Bard-In-Training with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.
As a sapling tree I began to learn more about the earth I was part of.
As a young tree I was very aware of bigger and taller trees than I, yet was curious about the role we all played in the forest.
As my bark grew tougher and my branches stretched outward, I gained an understanding of my place in the world and recognised my own strengths and weaknesses.
As my body grew and my canopy reached toward the bright sunshine, I saw a path that lay through the forest.
So with confidence and curiosity I've begun to extend my branches, reaching for new achievements, creativity and spirituality.
Along the way I'm sure to be buffeted by winds both fair and foul, feel the cool and calming rain, and enjoy the warm inspiration of the sun.
I'm ready to grow, learn and explore new lessons in life, learn to seed new ideas and knowledge into those who grow beside me, and on my journey discover the importance of my roots.
In my writing and photography I hope to share the experiences I have on my path through life...