The Norse people revered trees for their spiritual power. In ancient mythology, the giant ash tree was a source of knowledge. In Germany, a grove of sacred trees in Uppsala was a place of human and animal sacrifices. The Warden Trees throughout the Nordic region were guardians and sources of good fortune. The Celtics honored…Read more »
Every month is dedicated to a special flower. Here is the list. January is carnation. February is violet. March is daffodil. April is sweet pea. May is lily of the valley. June is a rose. July is larkspur. August is gladiolus. September is aster. October is calendula. November is chrysanthemum. December is narcissus.
Most people know some of the birthstones. Here is the complete picture by months. January: garnet February: amethyst March: aquamarine April: diamond May: emerald June: pearl July: ruby August: peridot September: sapphire October: opal November: topaz December: turquoise
We’ve all heard, make yourself large and make noise, when we encounter a bear or a cougar, but what if that doesn’t work? And progress taking away the forest lands and areas where wildlife roam doesn’t help the situation. Is it a surprise the wildlife have encroached in our backyards? Cougars are the most efficient…Read more »
I drove up to Leavenworth area for the Autumnfest. The Aspin trees were so beautiful in their gold colors. Even though there had been numerous forest fires this past summer, the undergrowth of the trees were striking in reds and yellows. I bought a box of Barlett pears that were perfect in sweetness and a…Read more »
As a child, I used to go on field trips to Green Lake in north Seattle. I always thought the water had a strange smell and the bottom of the lake felt yucky to my feet. My eyes popped out when I saw this little article about Green Lake today in the NW Prime Time…Read more »
With hot summers comes the endless weeds in our yards and gardens. Weeds germinate best in warm, sunny, moist soil. Loose, dry, shady soil not so much. Once the weeds sprout, there are a few ways to kill them. I don’t recommend poisons as they run off into the sewers and eventually find their way…Read more »
I headed down Hwy 101 on the way to California. I stopped along the way to view the scenery. The wind was quite gusty in some areas, but not cold. The Devil’s Churn is a few feet from the town of Yachats. In this area are massive crevices in the basalt and the water funnels…Read more »
Legends state the first geranium grew at the feet of where the Prophet Mohammed had hung his shirt to dry. The flower has been used in ancient times in solar spells and transformation. Geranium means gentility.
I found this interesting and thought I’d share it. The rose is said to have appeared in Bethlehem near the stable of Jesus. After the resurrection, a Christian was sentenced to burn at the stake. She prayed to God and the flames turned into yellow and red petals of roses. Once it was believed all…Read more »