Environment


Balsam Poplar

Balsam Poplar buds

Sticky and aromatic Balsam Poplar buds

Young Balsam Poplars

I have been looking for this tree, Populus balsamifera. I wanted to get to know it and make an oil with some of its buds, a traditional medicine. Today I found a small stand and have permission to harvest.  The trees are a bit invasive where they are and so need to be managed and smaller ones removed so we can work together, a best case scenario! So grateful.


Rhythms of Life

In the weeks leading up to the Solstice I had a huge flurry of work to prepare for the upcoming markets. Each day I was aware of less and less light and more and more pressure [mostly that I put on myself] but still trying to breathe deeply and pace, enjoying all the sunrises and sunsets, birds, two foxes, deer, and my family at home. As soon as it was all over we took a vacation over the new year to Peaks Island, Maine, to be with the rest of my family. There I was enveloped in a boost of loving arms around me and the Rhythms of Sunrise and Sunset and Tides. Having all this together was a bit of healing for me and a lot of inspiration. Here’s a series of sunrise and sunset photos that we took on the island.

Sunrise on Peaks Island, ME
Sunrise 1 on Peaks Island, ME
Sunset
Sunset
sunrise
Sunrise
sunset
Sunset
goodbye sunrise
Goodbye sunrise
sunset selfie
Sunset selfie

Stay tuned for more of my Holiday and Gift sets to be put up on the Webshop for sale {we have been having some technical difficulties}. Please contact me via email if you have any questions about ordering something you see or saw at one of the markets.