William Bourn, Jr. took over management of the mine to keep it from closing. He pushed several mine shafts past the 1,200 foot level and brought the mine into profit status. Mr. Bourn had a cottage made for his family and himself. He hired others to maintain his great gardens. Here are some pictures I…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.
The Forget-Me-Not flower means eternal friendship and undying love. A legend speaks of a man and his betrothed walking along the banks of the river on a night before their wedding. The woman cried out when she saw a small blue flower floating on the river’s current. The man leapt into the river to fetch…Read more »
Legend states that when the foxglove bows its head, it means the faerie folk are out walking. It is considered lucky to have a foxglove growing from seed in your garden. Do not transplant it for it might mask a faerie home. Foxgloves are used in the medicine world to strengthen and stimulate your heart.
Supposedly, the flower was created by Eve’s tears, when she was expelled from the garden of Eden. In folklore, the lily of the valley formed ladders so the fairies could climb the reeds where their cradles lied. Another legend is the first lily of the valley loved a nightingale, but she was shy and hid…Read more »
I took this while on a walk. I love how the colors contrast one another.
How does the sky light up like this? Earth has magnetic field lines, similar to a bar magnet, that emanates from the north and the south poles creating a layer called magnetosphere. This magnetic field shields the planet from most of the solar wind that sweeps past it. This field is strongest and thickest at…Read more »
There are no miracle cures for dark circles under the eyes. Genes are usually the culprit. If you look at old photos of your ancestors and you notice the dark circles under their eyes, then you’ll know I’m right. Another factor is allergies. If you have fair skin, it’s more obvious.The small capillaries stretch and…Read more »
Did you know that castile soap was originally made from olive oil in Spain? It draws moisture into your skin while allowing your pores to breathe. It contains vitamins A&E, which are anti-inflammatory and the olive oil helps your body produce collagen to keep your skin young and supple. Some dermatologists recommend using pure olive…Read more »
Here is a simple softner for your skin. All you need are: 1 slice of lemon, 1 cup of boiling water, 1 T. oats, 1 ripe banana, 1/2 T. almond oil or olive oil, 1/2 T. glycerin. Place the lemon in the cup of water and steep for 1/2 hour. Mix 4 T. of lemon…Read more »