Veiled

i cloak my tender longing  in the guise  of fierce independence. wrapping bravado about my shoulders, like a shawl clasped tight against the gusts of my yearning. yet the dew of sentimentality seeps through my stoic stature, bending me toward  the velvet melody of your voice. . Photo: Blood Root leaf and bud from my […]

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Feast of the Epiphany

This year on the Feast of the Epiphany my Medical Botany class made Myrrh oil and salve. They used the oil to make a salve to be used on cuts and scrapes. We also made lip balm with bees wax, shea butter, cocoa butter, and grape seed oil.     For more information and recipes […]

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A Golden Seal Upon My Heart

Five years ago I visited my local garden center looking for an unusual plant. The greenhouse overflowed with exotic beauty, but the plant that drew my eye was tucked under one of the tables, wilted, forgotten, and alone. It had one drooping leaf perched upon a short stalk, Goldenseal, Hydrastis canadensis from the family Ranunculaceae. […]

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