Primrose – a cheery surprise in the Fall garden

Primula

For medicinal purposes the whole plant is used.
Flowers and leaves are gathered in the beginning of the blossom time.
A decoction of the flowers are used as tea against dizziness, sleeplessness, headaches, and neurasthenia paralysis, physical stress, to strengthen nerves and against cough, an expectorate for bronchitis, blue cough, pneumonia, bronchial asthma, flu, rheumatic pains.
The root is taken out in spring or in autumn when the plant begins to fade. The liquid extract of the root is a component of the Czech preparation “Solutan” – a well-known medicine against bronchial asthma and bronchitis.
In homeopathy the plant is used during kidney diseases and neuralgia.
Diuretic, sudorific, sedative, and spasmolytic qualities;
Contains vitamins C and A.
There are no side effects documented for primrose use.

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Peace

Peace Lily

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
~Sri Chinmoy

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Kitty Wreath

Mocha

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Happy Halloween

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan Pumpkin: Maria Zen Doodle

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan
Pumpkin: Maria Zen Doodle

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Puddle

Fragments of thought
splash the shattered cortex
of my cerebellum,
do not alight
can not enter,
only bounce
about
until
settling
somewhere
inside my brain,
lost forever
in folds
of intelligence,
unable to decipher
something so simple
as puddle.

©2013 Sharron R. McMillan

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The Taste Of Freedom


It tastes like fresh air,
cedar pitch fire crackle,
nature guide wisdom,
squirrel chirps,
laughter.
I love the flavour.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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The Web

Spinning
dreams,
illusive vapour thoughts,
invisible threads
binding to futility.
So harried in the need to spin
we ignore the fragility
of our web
and our life.

©Sharron R. McMillan
Excerpt from “Spinning”

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Sunny Yellow Window

Sunny Yellow window

Yellow is the brightest colour of the visible spectrum, and it is the most noticeable of all colours by the human eye. It means happiness and optimism; it is the colour of sun shining, or bright light and creativity. … It is the colour of high energy, enthusiasm, hope, fun, and cheerfulness.
B
right yellow is great for clearing up the mind.  Lemon yellow means a need for order in life. Golden yellow, more sensitive to criticism, it represents curiosity and the attraction towards investigations. A cream yellow encourages the creation of new ideas.

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Nap Time

Deer seem to like our clearing when it’s raining.  I guess they feel safe here.

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Bonnie’s Tree


Years ago my friend Bonnie pulled up a sucker from a tree in her yard and gave it to me because  I was admiring its beautiful colours.  We planted it by our pond.  Bonnie is gone now but her tree is still adding beauty and colour to our life.  I miss Bonnie.

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Turkey Tails

Apparently an edible fungus.  Don’t think we’ll try them.
Unless we get really hungry one day.

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Lost Mocha

Found her curled up in the basket of hats and gloves.  Too cute.

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Happy Birthday Dear Cousin

You’ve come a long way woman. . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

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More Mushrooms Popping Up

More Mushrooms

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Farewell Our Fine Feathered Friends


Kate and Anna have gone to the big chicken coop in the sky after being taken out for dinner by a bobcat.  Sorry to see them go. They were good layers and debugged the whole orchard.

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