Oaks: Acorns, Flour, Perspective

Oaks: Acorns, Flour, Perspective

Oaks: Acorns, Flour, Perspective by Donna O’Donovan Acorns from Oaks + Making Acorn Flour + Oaks in Perspective The English words for flower and flour come from the old French word flor or flour. This means blossom or the finest thing. Such as a flower can...
Rocky Mountain Medicinal Mushrooms – Puffballs 101

Rocky Mountain Medicinal Mushrooms – Puffballs 101

Rocky Mountain Medicinal Mushrooms – Puffballs 101 by Dr. Marija Helt   Did you know that mushrooms are more closely related to animals than to plants? Or, that what we generally refer to as a “mushroom” is actually the reproductive apparatus of the fungus?...
Herbal Tales from The Chihuahua Desert

Herbal Tales from The Chihuahua Desert

Herbal Tales from The Chihuahua Desert by Dara Saville The northern Chihuahua Desert is a striking land filled with surprises of all sizes from an unending and humbling skyscape to the plethora of small flowers obscured by the grandeur of the place. Even in the...
For the Love of Weeds ~ Wild Lettuce and Company

For the Love of Weeds ~ Wild Lettuce and Company

For the Love of Weeds: Wild Lettuce and Company by Dara Saville A weed by almost any account… What do we mean when we call a plant a ‘weed’? Usually that indicates a plant that is growing where we don’t want it to be, a plant that spreads...
Prickly Pears ~ Autumn’s Harvest

Prickly Pears ~ Autumn’s Harvest

Prickly Pears, Autumn’s Harvest by Dara Saville Autumn is a time of changes, of honoring the seasonal cycles taking place in the wild and within ourselves. I have found the ritual of picking prickly pears to be one that invites mindful acceptance of these...