There’s nothing like the transition from warm summer days to chilly fall ones to throw all the systems in your body completely out of whack.
Language is a powerful tool in shaping perception – perhaps one of the most effective. I’ve been told that my tea cabinet is full of ‘weeds’, which leads me to reply that the word what a ‘weed’ is, is in the eye of the beholder. It means a plant devoid of value, something to be pulled up and disposed of. As someone who takes interest in the ecological and medicinal value of plants and all other organisms, I am reluctant to call any plant a weed or dismiss any species with a signal word.
A few of the pictures I managed to remember to take up north. Continue reading “Field Notes – Adirondack Photography”
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve returned from the Adirondacks. While my arrival home was certainly welcome, the trip provided me with a sense of rejuvenation and clarity I had not felt for some time. There’s nothing like sleeping in your own den, but I’d be lying if I said my body didn’t long for the cool embrace of stream water, or my lungs didn’t fondly recall the clear mountain air, freshly exhaled from rolling foothills of greenery.
I am not a fan of keeping wild animals in captivity – however, I think that wildlife sanctuaries do an invaluable service to us humans, and we are lucky to have them around.
While most herbal remedies are a combination of different plants, the simple approach is something everyone who uses herbs should be familiar with.
In a few short day’s I’ll be taking a retreat deep into the heart of the Adirondacks for some much needed rejuvenation and deep re-connection.