Category: Musings

Ancient Grove musings…

I drove to an old orchard today to collect heritage apple, pear and plum shoots. It is located in a wildlife area managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The orchard was planted about 130 years ago when the area was first… Continue Reading “Ancient Grove musings…”

Belly Button musings …. Old Stones

I found an old stone today while cleaning a corner of my studio. I do a lot of beadwork, and most days drop everything from seed beads, semiprecious stones and jewelry findings onto the floor where they skitter in a thousand directions. It is… Continue Reading “Belly Button musings …. Old Stones”

Vernal Equinox

In the northern hemisphere, we are quickly approaching the time of the Vernal Equinox. The point of perfect balance on the journey through the Wheel of the Year. Night and day are of equal length and in perfect equilibrium – dark and light, masculine… Continue Reading “Vernal Equinox”

Spring Fevered…

“Spring Fever” is an old saying that describes a feeling of invigoration and restlessness associated with the arrival of warmer weather and the renewal of nature with the coming of Spring. I also believe it describes the powerful effect anticipation and longing have for… Continue Reading “Spring Fevered…”

In the Shadow of the Mountain….

We traveled down the eastside of the Sierra Nevada Mountains yesterday to visit with my twin sister on our birthday. We followed familiar paths along the highway driving through the Honey Lake Basin, Hallelujah Junction, skirting through the Truckee Meadows basin of Reno into… Continue Reading “In the Shadow of the Mountain….”

Upcoming workshops I am offering at the Living in Wellness Center in Adin, CA this Spring

Saturday, March 16th 10-12 noon “Herbal teas, decoctions, oxymels and tinctures”. Workshop will cover information and techniques for creating healing elixir’s and tonics for Spring and Summer. Saturday, March 30th 10-1pm “Fermentation 101” covering yoghurt, keifer, kombucha, fermented fruits and vegetables, and homemade sourdough… Continue Reading “Upcoming workshops I am offering at the Living in Wellness Center in Adin, CA this Spring”

A Prayer Feather

A Prayer Feather I am not Native American by any measure of the imagination. I do not use indigenous peoples rituals or symbolism in my spiritual sojourn here, nor in my rituals…. It simply is not “me”. My ancestry is of mixed bloodlines, similar… Continue Reading “A Prayer Feather”

It has been a long winter with many musings…

Wow! I put this good site on “ignore” for a few months now. It is not that Life has been boring or nondescript. Winter has a tendency to shove me deep into my own belly button, when my efforts of expression and writing lie… Continue Reading “It has been a long winter with many musings…”

Of Timeless Motion …

Simple reflections on a Rocking Chair… The time has arrived in this household to recycle the over stuffed recliners in the living area. They are no longer comfortable due to their lack of proper spine support … a requirement now with these aging bodies.… Continue Reading “Of Timeless Motion …”

Of Seahorses and Diving Deep…

I recently learned that the Seahorse is one of my ruling signs, having been born in the beginning of the month of March . A welcomed seasonal time of rain and of warming soils after the frigid hold of winter. It is the first… Continue Reading “Of Seahorses and Diving Deep…”

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