Essentials: Peppermint Eucalyptus and Tea Tree

  In this summertime of flea mosquito wasp and spider bites I search for something not allergy inducing Can anything heal Girlie's golden scarred skin? I forgot about an aloe plant Deet free peppermint eucalyptus tea tree smell nice but do not stop the marauding insect hoards that have invaded my home The perpetual body…

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The model: A response to

Playing With Pictures… https://promptlings.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/playing-with-pictures/ 24 Sunday Jun 2018 Posted by calensariel So! I belong to a small group at our church that’s experimenting with using art of all kinds as inspiration for making space for God or spirituality in our lives. A suggested activity is to contemplate the piece of art and then write about…

Opposites

I'm not so fond of people but I get lonely Yoga feels good but is more satisfying in a class I love singing but never want a solo Making art is what I do though more fulfilling when I teach I have tremendous fears and I still keep moving

Spiraling

After a series of stressful events I'm spiraling down deeper no distractions are working my face is leaking again This is a success fifty out of thousands I need to plant beans and peas I'll have better luck I did have strawberries with Girlie though my cat assassins have been busy taking out the chipmunk…

I’ve been

I've been outside planning pulling plotting stacking soaking seeds peat pots and pellets This is a grow from seed year last year I bought plants on sale at the end of season scratch and dent discontinued and clearance sections at local greenhouses Growing plants by seed is an acquired taste You will get used to…

Sorry about that last post

It just slipped out Easier to edit than delete I made a minor change to the update I'm missing flowers plants roots branches stems with weeds of unknown origin Why do this year's weeds always look different than last year's? You could say I see each Spring like I have a new garden Or I…

This morning

This morning in the garden I wondered about wild mini daisies Why are they everywhere in my yard is it like the great dandelion epidemic of 1978 In the front yard a toddler picks a flower for their mother A dandelion The mom accepts the flower but leaves it on the porch when they go…

Permission to forgive

I read a blog about forgiveness this is not about a person I perceive to have wronged me This is about creating a foundation for my perpetually absent self-esteem Perhaps I need a dowsing rod to find the correct location to dig for it Buried by years of clay and sand this small seed must…

Mother’s Day

Holding Girlie in my arms she sleeps smiling in innocence I don't have memories of being held I remember the soft hand on my forehead checking my fever there was always a fever I was not a frail child Keeping up with older brothers climbing jumping swinging running was natural for the youngest to do…