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Aug. 4, 2021
Jul. 28, 2021
Herb whisperer?...
Sometimes I think that I am...
Right outside my back door is a 4 foot Pokeweed plant...
Also are 3 or 4 stinging nettle plants that occasionally bite my family...
They often say that if a plan plants itself in your garden that you may have need of their gifts...
The first picture is of the berries coming into seed...
So lovely is the prism of color from the summer storm's raindrop...
The second picture is of last year's dehydrated berries which are often used for arthritis...
The seeds are poisonous but the flesh of the berry is not...
I swallow them whole...
If you do your homework you will find some very interesting facts and experiences from people who use the gifts of this beautiful plant...
I make no advice and I'm just sharing my experience with Pokeweed...
Be very cautious and study it before you use it...
For now I just share with you a lovely picture and an insight on how you might make use of the gifts that our Maker has so abundantly blessed us with...
Jul. 22, 2021
Jonnie Dee, take one day at a time and one moment at a time. My mind is usually all over the place while I multitask.
 
I'm going to try to be more in the moment or present. For really cool events or family functions I will take fewer pictures enabling me to enjoy the experience in my heart and in my mind instead of through the lens of my phone camera...although....that shall not keep me from taking pictures of weeds, herbs, bugs and buildings. Because, that my friends, puts in me in the moment of a very special space.
 
Jun. 30, 2021
The countryside in NW Ohio is ablaze in color...
The fields and roadsides are overflowing with Queen Anne's lace, lovely Chicory, Red Clover and yellow wild Buttercups...
Even the sad state of affairs of our country and the nightly news is forgotten when I roll down the windows, turn on some good music and bask in the loveliness of this drive...
The Chicory has health benefits and the flowers are edible, although mostly known for her roasted root coffee...
She captures my heart...Chicory
Much love, jonnie dee
Jun. 18, 2021

I've always had a soft in my heart for the discarded, unwanted, neglected, bullied or judged...
That included the weed that grows through the crack of a sidewalk or a no longer loved item in a trash pile or the thrift store...
I find myself smiling when I see the strengths exhibited by those who are less than perfect by today's standards...
This beautiful butterfly and the "Joe Pye Weed" brings my lesson for today...
Her tattered wings don't hold her back...
She lingered long enough for a quick photograph and then she flew off into the beautiful blue skies...
I thank you...
Much love, jonnie dee #tsht #touchsomeoneshearttoday #herbalrealestateagent #jonniedee #harmonyrealtygroup #lessons
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