Rio Grande Cottonwood ~ Matriarch of the Bosque

Rio Grande Cottonwood ~ Matriarch of the Bosque

Rio Grande Cottonwood, Matriarch of the Bosque: The Cottonwood tree (Populus deltoides wislizenii) is the deeply rooted and life-sustaining matriarch of the Rio Grande Bosque. Our Bosque is a riparian woodland ecosystem with its origins dating back millions of years....
Yerba Mansa ~ Medicine of the Bosque

Yerba Mansa ~ Medicine of the Bosque

Yerba Mansa, Medicine of the Bosque: Fall has always been my favorite season. As a child, it represented a steady string of family birthday celebrations, pumpkin carving, and mascarading. Adding to that now is the seasonal song of the migrating sandhill cranes, the...
Prickly Pears ~ Autumn’s Harvest

Prickly Pears ~ Autumn’s Harvest

Prickly Pears, Autumn’s Harvest: 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 transformations and...