Autumn…

A meeting with Lords and Ladies in the woods, poisonous to humans and most animals but not to birds, remind me that the beholding of Nature’s beauty is not in the possession of it but in the joy of the infinite encounter .
Lavender, Calendula and Cornflower, for plant medicine and gifts
Little hands saving onion seeds one of the many purposes of the human hand design.
“You are a child of the universe . No less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here . And whether or not it is clear to you. No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should “ ~ Max Ehrmann
A gift of homemade fire-lighters from a dear friend. Made from used candle wax and egg cartons !
Sun splitting the trees….
Ancient beings wait patiently for us to attune our senses so they can share their wisdom . Let’s not keep them waiting.
The colours of the light spectrum showing us that Life and Death make each other beautiful
Seeing through Death…
Elderberry plant medicine …
Elderberry fruit and flowers are a wonderful herbal medicine. The berries and flowers can be used individually, or combined together, to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu, soothe a cough, reduce a fever, and relieve stomach and intestinal cramping. The berries contain high levels of flavonoids and vitamins A and C, and are a good source of minerals. In addition, medical research is looking into the benefits the berries offer in treating influenza and other viruses, as well as some kinds of bacteria (such as streptococcus and E. coli). Elderberries are rich in flavonoids like anthocyanins, which are stimulating to the immune system; they work by reducing the influenza virus’s ability to spread, so that fewer cells in the body are infected. Research is also looking into elderberry’s potential for cancer treatments. Source : Mother Earth Gardener

Brewing Kombucha

A scoby hotel !

Kombucha is a traditional fermented drink made of black (or green) tea and sugar. It contains a variety of live cultures, probiotics, vitamins, minerals and enzymes and has been prized by traditional cultures for its health-promoting properties.
More specifically, Kombucha is a sweetened tea that is fermented with a SCOBY (a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) to become a nutrient-rich beverage. The fermentation process takes 7-12 days depending on temperature and the strength of the SCOBY. The SCOBY consumes over 90% of the sugar during fermentation, resulting in a low-sugar finished product. This process is similar to what would happen in sourdough bread or milk/water kefir.

An ancient health tonic attributed with several health benefits, the nutrients it contains are wonderful at supporting the body in various ways.

Evidence suggests it helps the body function well by supporting: Liver detoxification, increased energy, better digestion and nutrient assimilation.

I love that as a you make more Kombucha , the scoby’s grow and need to be shared in order to maintain the balance and spread out its healthy benefits . These microcosms pulsating with rich and diverse life have a lot to teach us when we’re prepared to observe and listen. More information on the how’s why’s , benefits and cautions for Kombucha at Wellness Mama

Collecting in the garden for dried flowers.
For many years it felt wrong to me to pick flowers. I felt like I was stealing something that wasn’t mine. Lately I realised why that was . The balance wasn’t right. I wasn’t giving enough to Nature and so I unconsciously knew I didn’t have the right to take. But since I’ve realised my place , in service to Her, I can feel her offering gifts of her creativity, her colours and joys to me , and I am deeply grateful .

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