Hope you are enjoying this magical time of year – A bird left this beautiful snow angel … Too amazing not to share:)
Speaking of magical, hope you are all enjoying the many holidays being celebrated throughout the lands — Saint Nicholas Day, Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Saint Lucia’s Day, Hanukkah, Yule, Christmas Day, Kwanzaa and Omisoka – all celebrated December and January. Here’s to your health during this crisp, cold season of winter.
During the winter months we invite you to go inward, slow down, reconnect and give back. We invite you to connect with yourself, your loved ones as well as our plant allies, resting under a cover of white snow.
We invite you to put on your warmest clothes and go outside on your favorite trail or spot in the yard- a place you are so familiar with from the times you have come to wildcraft or harvest herbs. Visit our plant teachers while they are resting, recharging, and their seeds preparing for the new cycle. Use all your senses to see this familiar spot in the season of winter. Take a deep breath. How does the air feel compared to summer? Look at some of the plants and what’s left of them. Do they still look familiar? Let them teach you. Maybe you come across a tall, erect stem of mullein, so resilient to wind damage, teaching us about its ability to strengthen and support connective tissue…
Just as the seeds under the blanket of snow are preparing for spring to arrive, maybe you too can gather up your thoughts and see if you find some room in your garden to put down some seeds this spring.
Warm blessings and much love, Penelope