It's getting dark by 5pm, a few miles from the muddy Mississippi River. Solstice is welcome! 3 updates: Last month, a major goal of the Project came together. A post natural disaster trauma formula solidified and I'm now enjoying working with it. It reminds me of the best of our southern cultures, and how they… Continue reading Winter Progress Notes
Early one morning in March, I arrived at the end of a curvy gravel road, in front of a door in a hedge that says "this must be the place". I pass through and enter Regeneration Springs, a cozy hideaway for healing and education, a plant sanctuary, and a playground for nature spirits and two… Continue reading Healing Springs and Sensitive Spiderwort
updated 7/25/2018 Just 2 updates here! 1) first public interaction for the LA Essences 2) Louisiana's Magnolia flower essence Recently at Regeneration Springs in Abita Springs, LA, I had the opportunity to bring the current project essences out for public sampling and feedback. This was the first opportunity for the Project to interface in person… Continue reading A Project for the People
updated 7/17/18 After a whirlwind spring of spending most of my free time gathering flowers, I took a break. Nature did too. Did you know we have phases where our native flowers flush up and die down before the next wave of wild color comes through? I didn't. I'm learning. Some things are unobvious… Continue reading Unexpected Life Thriving
The Project now has 30 essences collected across southern Louisiana! There's many more to go. I'll post soon on other essencing trips I've done. In the meanwhile, here's a side 'flower scouting' adventure... * Last month, I introduced my northerner beloved, Joe, to Louisiana swamp life. We went to Lake Martin for a boat tour.… Continue reading Meanwhile, Back at the Lake…
Updated 8/15/18 There's still night stars over Lake Pontchartrain as Mom and I drive home from the New Orleans airport. We are returning from an early morning run to deliver Dad to his latest international adventure. He's on his way to Swallow Reef for a HAM Radio DX-pedition. This isn't the first time we've seen him off… Continue reading Tiny Meadows and Mystery
(ammended at the end, on 8/2018) "What you seek is also seeking you." Shortly after going live with the Project, I was contacted by Judy to visit her country property and see what we could find. Today was the day! I packed supplies: flower essence making kit for two art supplies to draw plants… Continue reading Faith and Flowers after The Flood
Welcome! This is the first post. Blog updates will document progress as it happens. * In my twenties, I lived on a persimmon farm, far from where I was born. On days when I didn't feel well, and there were many back then, I'd wander outside into the blazing daylight, spread a blanket, and lie… Continue reading What the Flowers Said. And Why I said Yes.