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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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