1. One of the beauties that has been occupying a lot of my time recently.

    One of the beauties that has been occupying a lot of my time recently.

  2. Signs of spring

    Signs of spring

  3. A guest in the greenhouse today

    A guest in the greenhouse today

  4. Today

  5. Lots has happened. Lots is happening. So much magic, even more beauty. Work and coming out of the dark and into the light. These days are just getting longer and longer and lighter and lighter, yeah?

  6. yumisakugawa:

“Mermaid” 
Published in Sadie Magazine 
(2012) 

    yumisakugawa:

    “Mermaid” 

    Published in Sadie Magazine 

    (2012) 

  7. theparisreview:

“‘Come here, Tyson,’ snapped the mother. ‘We have to take our shoes off.’
“‘Why?’ said the kid. ‘Why do we have to take our shoes off?’
“The mother paused, unsure how to respond without alluding to specific realities. ‘Oh,’ she said, ‘to make sure we’re safe.’”
Read part one of Evan James’s “Hear That Lonesome Gasket Blow” here.

    theparisreview:

    “‘Come here, Tyson,’ snapped the mother. ‘We have to take our shoes off.’

    “‘Why?’ said the kid. ‘Why do we have to take our shoes off?’

    “The mother paused, unsure how to respond without alluding to specific realities. ‘Oh,’ she said, ‘to make sure we’re safe.’”

    Read part one of Evan James’s “Hear That Lonesome Gasket Blow” here.

  8. Above are the first results of my attempts at plant medicine making here in the PNW. Wine of Life, an Elderberry cordial, and an Elderberry immunity syrup. Not pictured is a salve that I made as well. 
I first became interested in plant medicine/herbalism while I was living in Senegal: when I would come down with a cold, flu, stomach ailment, anything, my host father would take me out into the fields and would teach me about which plants were good for easing which ills and how it should be prepared.
These strategies were common practice and even commoner knowledge. While I was down and out with my first real stomach illness a friend brought me a drink that had been steeped with the bark of a cashew tree. It worked like a charm! 
From then on I tried to learn as much as I could about traditional medicine in Senegal (called “Wolof medicine” by the people I lived with, who were, of course, Wolof). And beyond that it was a great way to get to know people and places. Exploring the area around where I lived I learned about the ecology, people, and history of the place all while soaking in all the wisdom I could about these plants and their uses. 
I’m looking forward to doing something similar here: learning, making, and sharing all of these things.

    Above are the first results of my attempts at plant medicine making here in the PNW. Wine of Life, an Elderberry cordial, and an Elderberry immunity syrup. Not pictured is a salve that I made as well. 

    I first became interested in plant medicine/herbalism while I was living in Senegal: when I would come down with a cold, flu, stomach ailment, anything, my host father would take me out into the fields and would teach me about which plants were good for easing which ills and how it should be prepared.

    These strategies were common practice and even commoner knowledge. While I was down and out with my first real stomach illness a friend brought me a drink that had been steeped with the bark of a cashew tree. It worked like a charm! 

    From then on I tried to learn as much as I could about traditional medicine in Senegal (called “Wolof medicine” by the people I lived with, who were, of course, Wolof). And beyond that it was a great way to get to know people and places. Exploring the area around where I lived I learned about the ecology, people, and history of the place all while soaking in all the wisdom I could about these plants and their uses. 

    I’m looking forward to doing something similar here: learning, making, and sharing all of these things.

  9. Driftwood. Gearhart, OR

    Driftwood. Gearhart, OR

  10. Sandscape. Gearhart, OR

    Sandscape. Gearhart, OR