Meeting a New Plant Ally

A couple of days ago, I was in my back yard meditation sit-spot, feeling the grass beneath my feet, the sound of the trickling creek in my ears, the wind blowing through the trees, and then through my hair.  Yet, I wasn’t really appreciating any of that. My heart was so heavy, the world seeming Read More

Rosemary Blessing for Body, Mind, and House

I recently cleaned my floors and baseboards and other surfaces with Rosemary infusion. Yes, just a simple infusion made with a handful of fresh and dried Rosemary, boiled in water, and left to infuse over night. The result was a beautiful mahogany colored, resinous, vibrant smelling solution that tastes as good as it dissolves grease Read More

Spring Planning: A Meditation & Medicine Garden

See that big rock down by woods edge?  It’s a solid piece of quartz, as are all the babies around it.  That’s my future meditation and medicine garden, which I plan to build up come Spring. The big rock faces East and has a perfect little depression on the top for my behind to rest Read More

The Grandkids Say…

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! They had fun trick-or-treating last night.  From left to right, Kelsea was a beautiful princess, Shaun was a super power ranger, Jelani was a fuzzy duck, and Avery was a scary zombie.  Now they’re all loaded up on sugar for the weekend… yikes! 2 Responses to “The Grandkids Say…” # Sue on 02 Nov 2008 at 9:35 am Read More

More Tree Medicine: Making Ogham Sticks

After my recent post on Tree Medicine my friend, Sarah Head, suggested I make my own set of Ogham Sticks.  She was even kind enough to send along detailed instructions from the classes she teaches on the topic.  I had not heard of Ogham Sticks before, but was immediately intrigued when I learned they were Read More

Tree Medicine

In the spiritual tradition of my Native American ancestors, the trees are known as the Standing People. They are the great and wise chiefs of the Green Nations.  Their roots run deep into Mother Earth and their branches reach high toward Father Sky.  They are deeply connected to both the physical and spiritual realms, wise Read More

Equinox Gift

This exquisite flower was my gift from Mother on the fall equinox.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  Its flowers have the most divine scent, not quite like anything I’ve experienced before. I was walking and enjoying a beautiful equinox day outside when I unexpectedly spotted her.  She called me down to sit a while and visit.  Literally.  Read More

Poke Leaf Salve for Psoriasis

There is a huge Poke (Phytolacca americana) bush in our field that I have honored all summer and allowed to grow as big as it wants to be.  I’ve been focusing on this plant this year, learning all I can about it. From my vantage point, it has a tough, stoic, decidedly male, personality, sort Read More

Come, meet my new plant friends!

I’m excited to be participating for the first time in the herbal blog party this month, being hosted by Ananda at Plant Journeys.  This month’s topic is “Mythical plant personalities.”  Below is my contribution.. I’ve spent a great deal of time this last year trying to get to know the plants all around my house.  Read More