A Thousand Words: Bel Tine

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Author: Atarah al'Norahn
Published: March 30 2020 Tar Valon Times Blog Link

It certainly isn’t spring everywhere in our own world right now, but in Randland, Bel Tine is celebrated right around this time–and in about three weeks, TarValon.Net will kick off its traditional Bel Tine festivities.

Associated with renewal and growth, Bel Tine is a festival celebrated in communities all over Randland to signal “the end of winder, the first sprouting of crops and the birth of the first lambs” (Companion).

In honour of Bel Tine and beautiful, growing things, here are some of the flowers and trees that crop up throughout the series. Which ones do you recognize?