Rain Dances with Words

I listen
    as the Thunder rolls
                in the mountains
                all around me.
    Does it foretell of rain?

I contemplate
    joined by the sky        hazy,
            full of sunlight,
            authentic in it’s brightness.

              the air        heavy,
            sitting all around me,
            too close for comfort.

    At once!
the winds blow in
        drawing the Thunder with them
            and a hint of relief.

            The Thunder   e c h o e s
                amongst the treetops.
                of the quenching it might bring.

We hear your song,
    We, the caretakers and parched denizens of this land,
We call you on…

    and she listened too
        for tease me not.
The rain
    it did
and you were there,
            in the Cedars and Queen Anne’s Lace.
How I miss you.


The rain        from my eyes too




Recommended Reading for my Herbalism Apprentices

This first section of books are the top ones; the most important to acquire and read, for understanding and long-term reference.

This next section is books to get as desired if you have further interest in their specific topics:

  It's quite possible that I will add more, so check back!  :)


Dandy Dandelion - A Study in Beauty

“Matter is spirit moving slowly enough to be seen.”
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. "
- Georgie O'Keeffe

"I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning." - Andy Warhol

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." 
- Thomas Merton

“If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death
Perhaps the world can teach us
as when everything seems dead
but later proves to be alive.”

- Pablo Neruda

Make a wish!

This wonderful wildflower is not only a beauty but is also edible and one of the first nectar sources for bees.
Do you have these beauties in your yard?

See my earlier blog post on Dandelions.



Planetary Chai in Collaged Recycled Tins - For Sale

Give me a theme and I will CUSTOM make a tin for you! 
 Below are some examples of those already made:


These canisters are recycled; I've given them a second life!

Crushing Cardamom pods for use in the chai blend.
I have covered these canisters 
in my one-of-a-kind collage art just for you!  
Each one is unique and full of an herbal blend I have created 
that integrates many healing traditions together
in one Planetary Chai blend:  
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Western Herbalism.

Great for digestion, stress, and pain - moves Qi.

The blend before mixing.  A spicy, pungent, other-wordly, yet grounded blend of fruits, roots, leaves, and seed pods.

Comes full with almost 3 oz. of the Planetary Chai blend of 14 different herbs - 
Makes 10-20 servings.
Instructions included with each order.
*Not for use during pregnancy.*


'Dryad Dreams'


You can also just purchase the Planetary Chai blend alone, see bottom of post.
$32 for each tin full of Planetary Chai blend
$12 for a refill

'The Bees Knees'


Will do custom orders for collage with your theme.
Just leave a note with your order as to the theme you want.
Order your custom tin here:

You get to see your custom tin before I ship it and if it's not what you had in mind, I'll do another.

Add $5.95 shipping to all orders here:
   <----- One shipping price per order no matter how much you order!


'Riding Windhorses'




 'Grasshopper Leaps'


Planetary Chai:  boost your mood, feel great!

Order your Planetary Chai refill here ($12):