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Spiders this year are abundant, weaving their designs in front of the door, across the path, over the windows while we sleep, using what they have at hand to keep life afloat. Our yard is carpeted with tight, pitchy fir … Continue reading
If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. ~Lao Tzu
Keeping warm together.
Nov. 11, 2018 at sunset, I rang our gong 100 times. It was actually a very moving experience for me. I wasn’t going to ring the gong one hundred times, I thought I’d do a few gongs and call it … Continue reading
Geranium robertianum In traditional herbalism, Herb Robert is a remedy for toothache and nosebleed and in healing of wounds. The name refers to abbot and herbalist Robert of Molesme. Freshly picked leaves have an odor resembling burning tires when crushed, … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~Sri Chinmoy
It tastes like fresh air, cedar pitch fire crackle, nature guide wisdom, squirrel chirps, laughter. I love the flavour. ©Sharron R. McMillan
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”
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 … Continue reading
You’ve come a long way woman. . . HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
Why do we put up with plastic labels on the back of our neck that itch and scratch and cause a rash; horrible coffee that costs way too much; pesticides on our food that we know causes cancer; plastic that … Continue reading
Grinning at us as we notice, oops missed one. All the rest are tucked into dry spots for the winter but this one thinks it’s special. It is special, an amazing colour that has bloomed faithfully since Mother’s Day when … Continue reading
Herb Robert Geranium robertianum Geranium family. Natural. Herb to 1’ high, strong-scented. An introduced species on the coast. Stems: red, weak covered with sticky hairs, joints swollen. sprawling plant. Leaves: three-parted, each division further parted. Light green, purple edged. Turn … Continue reading