From My Garden to Yours

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mere leaves

alchemy in a woman’s hand

grow into love

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Basil
Basil

I looked hard for a postcard to send to the hot and arid Arizona landscape, from which so much love and joy arrives each week. I am blessed to receive Rebecca’s loving posts from her blog Recuerda Mi Corazon.

Lemon Verbena
Lemon Verbena

 Sometimes  she sends flowers, sometimes poetry, always there are the joyful and rich colors of her world. And always she sends an outpouring of love.  It reaches me here in my watery island world which is, at the moment, filled with green.  

Bronze Fennel
Bronze Fennel

Saturday, a virtual package arrived – delicious gorgeous hibiscus tea in icy pitchers -perfect for a hot summer day.  My favorite tea!

Chamomile
Chamomile

 I can not grow hibiscus here in this temperate zone, but I can order it from an organic grower and I do.  It has become one of my favorite ingredients to add to various herbal teas that I make for summer and winter use.  

Oregano
Oregano

Many of the herbs I use in my teas are growing where I can reach out and touch them as I type.  I felt so much joy as I wandered my tiny garden yesterday.  The intricate designs on each leaf  caught my attention as I wondered about the Creator’s design for me.  

Sage
Sage

So here is my offering to you, Rebecca.  Photos of my herbs – up close – showing their beautifully designed leaves.

African Basil
African Basil

 Each one can be added to your tea, for nutrition, healing, calm, rejuvenation, sleep, vitality.  Gifts from our great green earth! 

Peppermint
Peppermint

 May you drink your tea in good health and may you know that your beautiful garden, Recuerda Mi Corazon, grows here in my part of the world!

With love!

 

For Recuerda Mi Corazon ‘postcards from paradise’

Haiku My Heart With Golden Stars and Sunflowers

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seeing stars

takes on a whole new meaning

after surgery

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   During my stay in a hospital this past week for surgery, I was so blessed to be surrounded by golden stars.

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I did not miss the night sky.

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There were caring doctors and nurses and dozens of others who, in a million small ways, lit the way for me.

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My sweet partner and my children , ever there,  ever ready to help, are the golden lights of my life -beacons in the darkness, giving comfort with just a look or a word or a light touch. 

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And of course, there were a few moments of darkness when I saw stars from pain or fear.  

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In that darkness, a still, small light, the star that guards and guides my life, burned steady.  When all else is gone this Light never leaves me. 

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When I arrived home, the stars in my garden had been getting a small welcoming party ready for me.  This morning there were golden stars everywhere I looked!

 I am truly blessed.


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how can I not smile

seeing your golden face –

sunflower?

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©2013 photos and words Wabi Sabi

For Recuerda Mi Corazon ‘haiku my heart’

For Carpe Diem ‘sunflower’

I may be slow to visit but I will make my way around!