Spring is now officially upon us and the tree nymphs have returned. After a long winter’s slumber, these delightful but dangerous creatures are now emerging among us. This is part of the beauty of spring, the renewal of the natural world, and the mysteries of life. Do not doubt their existence. They are out there. If you happen to be wandering alone in the woods, you may see one or two flitting about, but your vision will be fleeting, as they are extremely shy and wary of human contact. Still, in one of those rare occasions where you may espy one, you must be careful, for although they are quite lovely and alluring, they are also quite dangerous. We only have to look back to antiquity, the the myths of ancient Greece, to find abundant stories of men who have fallen under the spell of different types of nymphs only to be ruined and utterly destroyed in the process. This is the price one pays for flirting too closely with the mysterious world of forbidden deities, especially those that are quite lovely and enchanting.