go into the woods....
When your not feeling 100 % about being back from travelling overseas ...go and visit your best friend on her magical island n do fun things to remember why u love it here.
off on an adventure!
to hunt for the magical things of the woods!
burdock season! root medicine <3
watch out for the burdocks buttons (poor mans buttons ) they burrow themselves into your things !
they are itty bitty ones but their still perfect for tea or salads!
the biggest one !!
lol!! the tiny~est one of them all
tis the season to collect rosehips and hawthorne berries too !
and maidens hair ! the ginkgo biloba tree
harvesting leaves for fresh tea and for making a tincture for brain boosts. This ones gonna be with Gin ! gin~ginko !
Ginkgo biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree, is one of the oldest species of trees on the planet. The tree is considered to be a "living fossil", as it has continued to survive even after major extinction events
water healing and sound vibrations in the steam caves
shell midden beach
South Pender Island
Ancient Native Ceremonial site
and burial grounds
love the land love the water
give thanks for those who came before us
Last week, I took a quick trip down to the Okanagan to visit some family and friends, and be a part of an amazing photoshoot with Janette Sarah Anne Damsma . (photo credit above to Janette Damsma). The photos will be a part of a book collaboration with Dawn Dancing Otters poems about Women's Origin Stories. Highlighting thru poetry and prose , the gifts of each women, their archetypes, and the medicines their presence brings into the world.
from Maiden to Hag.....
ooooooo make up ! one of my least favorite things ...but surrendered to play the part !
for the next part of the photo shoot we went to Green Lake , where we found a bunch a green slime (that dries like wool! ) super fiberous and awesome for hair peices. We covered ourselves in the magical lake slime! You'll have to wait till the book is released to see those photos!
Deep up the Indian Arm, discovering waterfalls and Bristish Colombia beauty, with a mer~man Navigator ! Feeling very greatful and blessed to be taken on this amazing adventure <3
Theres a lagoon up there, just waiting to be filled with Emeralds. Opening our heartways to let more Light enter. I felt like I was back in Colombia! remembering swimming in the emerald forrests there. We sometimes forget, its right here in our BC backyard. Exotic Colombia, just under an hour from the bustling cities. Let your heart and Soul be swept away into the Wild things that call you home.....
Most protein per square foot in BC says David Suzuki.....keep our waters clean! this is mer~food and seals love playing and eating here <3
Chris awakening the Inner Sea Dragon from the Caves!
Salt Sprayed & Sun kissed ! <3
hiking up mount Erskine
building a faerie door and patio !
beautiful faerie arbutus castle
where Ravens down jacket got left behind n the faerie folk now have down feathers to sit upon !
ghost plant popping uP !
fir an epic review on this incredible medicinal. Plant check out Sean Donahues blog - http://greenmanramblings.blogspot.ca/2010/07/ghost-pipe-monotropa-uniflora.html?m=1
Raven almost stepped on this snake and it went FLYing of the Rock !
epic field of foxglove
it can either kill you ... Or save your life in case of a heart attack !
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the tall Arbutus I've seen ! Mmmmm my most favourite red headed Our Beauty Tree ❤️
bavk at Harry's Farm
whete he made us the best eggs ever !
Raven abducted by Aliens !
Aly Sweet Beauty -Another me 💕
dreamy bath house
my dream yurt ! Designed by Groovy Yurts 💥❤️one day coming soon to a land near me 🍀
and back to the Big Island , where equal beauty and magic can be found - Cordova Bay 💓💦🐬
80's movies were the best. I grew up on this movie. In fact, my sister and I would rent it over and over again, literally counting the times we could watch it (we hit over 50 !)
One weekend, we went on a marathon, and just replayed it over n over. (the soundtrack was great ! and became a part of our lives)
Why risk renting a new movie that might not be as good ? (~Tanya Turner)
I think my sister could recite the whole movie.
I remember there were some John Candy scenes that we would roll around laughing at (and learn some cool tricks too ! )
I was inspired by Daryl Hannah (and she grew up to be a pretty cool environmental activist lady too and is now with Neil Young ! )
When i finally made it to New York City, I couldnt wait to go to all the places she went to after she had arose from the sea . Especially Madison Ave, from where she got her name :)
This morning I awoke so early and had a tub party !
It started with "Wooly Bully" ! the beginning song in Splash .
What a way to wake up !
After a year of living on Salt Spring with no bath tub (and after multiple summers of camper van living ...) I decided when I got to Victoria I would have a place with an amazing tub!
and i sure found one...
I am quite certain I have the best tub in all of the greater Victoria area! Soooooo Super blessed!
i can just feel my feet turn back into fins and my tail unfold and spread out as i lay in the Salt Water....just like the scene in Splash!
minute 1:32 below is what happens!
lol! did you see that TCM ~ TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES! haha, no wonder we may have felt so intuned with this film as kids. haha.
tho, this trailer is better ..... ! <3
So if you are into watching movies while in the tub , i recomend checking out Splash ! Its still holds up! Orrrr for an amazing Selkie Oceanic Irish Soundtrack check out Songs of the Sea!
i wanna blog so much more about this movie, but gotta get up and out to work ! feel free to leave comments below if you were a big fan of Splash, (theres another recent rumour of a remaking too !)
this has been a 3 hour soak this morn ! so time to get out of this office and dream land and put the feet back on !
Happy Cancer Moon today ! Were coming into Leo tonight <3 (which was the evening i born out of the womb and to this Earth Walk)
feeling so blessed to have been a part of Thriving Roots apprentice program. Hope to do their Coyote Mentorship Training in the late Summer on Saltspring. Mt Tuam . What an amazing opportunity to learn from Jon Young and the other naturalists. ( http://www.wisdomoftheearth.ca/ )
Seed planting to that now, to come together with communtity, with Wolf Leadership
Children Brighten the future and their return to holistic nature will bring balance back to our Earth.
The Swamp ! swimming pond <3
Leaping Lizards and frogs everywhere !
....to be continued
Graduation Ceremony in the Yurt