Medicinal Herbs

October 21, 2015

october2015-medicinalherbs-03 (1 of 1) october2015-medicinalherbs-04 (1 of 1) october2015-medicinalherbs-07 (1 of 1) october2015-medicinalherbs-08 (1 of 1) -smalli (1 of 1)october2015-medicinalherbs-09 (1 of 1) -smallg (1 of 1)  -smallf (1 of 1) -smalld (1 of 1) -smalla (1 of 1) -small (1 of 1)“Women have always been healers. They were the unlicensed doctors and anatomists. They were abortionists, nurses and counselors. They were the pharmacists, cultivating healing herbs, and exchanging the secrets of their uses. They were midwives, traveling from home to home and village to village. For centuries women were doctors without degrees, barred from books and lectures, learning from each other, and passing on experience from neighbor to neighbor and mother to daughter. They were called “wise women” by the people, witches or charlatans by the authorities. Medicine is part of our heritage as women, our history, our birthright.”
— Barbara Ehrenreich Deirdre English

Play

September 24, 2015

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“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

Water and Melon

May 11, 2015

may2015-lisababyshower-72 (1 of 1) may2015-lisababyshower-71 (1 of 1)may2015-lisababyshower-73 (1 of 1)“There are so many kinds of time. The time by which we measure our lives. Months and years. Or the big time, the time that raises mountains and makes stars. Or all the things that happen between one heartbeat and the next. Its hard to live in all those kinds of times. Easy to forget that you live in all of them.”
― Robert Charles

32 Years

May 3, 2015

april2015-bbq-01 (1 of 1) april2015-bbq-02 (1 of 1) april2015-bbq-11 (1 of 1)may2015-bbq-01 (1 of 1)may2015-bbq-02 (1 of 1)april2015-bbq-03 (1 of 1) april2015-bbq-05 (1 of 1) april2015-bbq-06 (1 of 1) april2015-bbq-07 (1 of 1) april2015-bbq-10 (1 of 1)  april2015-bbq-13 (1 of 1)“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.”
― Stephen King

Spirited

April 6, 2015

april2015-bees-09 (1 of 1)“I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.”
― Pablo Neruda

Easter Tradition

April 5, 2015

april2015-easter-15 (1 of 1) april2015-easter-16 (1 of 1)      april2015-easter-22 (1 of 1) april2015-easter-17 (1 of 1)april2015-easter-18 (1 of 1)april2015-easter-20 (1 of 1)april2015-easter-21 (1 of 1)april2015-easter-23 (1 of 1)    april2015-easter-27 (1 of 1) april2015-easter-28 (1 of 1) april2015-easter-29 (1 of 1)april2015-easter-32 (1 of 1) april2015-easter-30 (1 of 1)     april2015-easter-35 (1 of 1)april2015-easter-24 (1 of 1)“You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.”
― Terence McKenna

april2015-easter-31 (1 of 1)“–in the woods
which
stutter
and
sing
And the coolness of your smile the
stirring of birds between my arms;but
i should rather than anything
have,
your kiss”
― E.E. Cummings

Good Friday

April 3, 2015

april2015-goodfriday-02 (1 of 1)“To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.”
― Brené Brown

The First of September

September 1, 2014

sept2014-creek-04 (1 of 1)“I know that’s what people say– you’ll get over it. I’d say it, too. But I know it’s not true. Oh, youll be happy again, never fear. But you won’t forget. Every time you fall in love it will be because something in the man reminds you of him.”
― Betty Smith

First Dinner

May 24, 2014

may 2014-property-13 (1 of 1)“Thus a day that had seen so many tears ended in the midst of a rainbow.” 
― Jacqueline Winspear