All posts tagged Flowers

Lavender Wands

Published July 24, 2020 by tindertender

History brings us artfully layered garden crafts like making lavender wands. They encase the fragrant flowers in a green woven basket of their own stems, and create artful wands that could ornament closets and drawers to perfume clothes, lingerie and bedding. Science reinforces what our ancestors already understood; that lavender infused a calming perfume that also kept moths and bedbugs at bay.

To make your own lavender wand, gather the longest stems of fresh lavender. Secure them tightly just below the flower heads with fine ribbon and bend the stems back over the flowers like a cage. Use the same ribbon ends to weave back through in opposite directions (in order to leave flowers exposed in a checkerboard pattern): over and under, over and under, until the flowers are encased and you can use the remainder of the ribbon to fashion the handle of the wand.

It’s a great craft to share with kids…and of course, there is a little magic in every wand.

Such a wonderful treat … you just roll it between your hands when you need a pick-me-up and oooohhh … it is heavenly.

Here are a few links from other crafts people.

Lavender Delight Followed By Honesty

Published July 11, 2020 by tindertender

I discovered a lavender field that was open by ‘reservation only’ and purchased my ticket on-line.

Wandering around, bees were buzzing, gentle music was playing, and lavender was moving with the breeze.

Here is a little historical knowledge they shared.

There are many sights to see here.

The seating was unique.

And of course … the lavender.

I took a trip to Crystal Heart for an aura photo.

The quick interpretation was there are ‘helpers’ showering me with pink light, trying to get me to care for myself. Throat chakra wide open. Heart chakra shut down.

He suggested I journal and stated I’m pushing too many people away. He’s correct. I’m not too certain anyone deserves unlimited access to my heart or my deep, passionate love.

I suppose this ‘attitude’ would come after brokenness in relationship, where now the only thing offered is judgement.

Fuck ‘em. I’ve got flowers … and apparently a whole lot of release that needs done yet.

Here is the printed explanation of colors.

Bee Health

Published July 6, 2020 by tindertender

You have a garden?
You need bees
You like to eat FOOD?
You need bees.
You like beautiful sweet honey?
You need bees.
You like wild flowers stop’n soil erosion.
You need bees.
You want the world as we know it to survive?
You need bees.

In the industrial ‘development’ I work in, they spray toxins on the grass and bushes quite often. I find bees all the time walking circles and I know they are neurologically damaged and will die.

The poisoning of this planet MUST STOP.

Note from a bee lover:

Just this year, not a single bee – and we used to be swarming with them every year. Planting will not help dead bees. Have to prevent all the ways they are being killed, which may include, uh, ‘geoengineering’ the sky.

See The Good

Published May 8, 2020 by tindertender

There once was a time in your very own planet’s history, long, long ago, when the earth was truly a paradise.

The diversity of life was as mind-boggling as it was spectacular.

Flowers sprang up in impossible places. Birds and their songs filled the air over every continent. Snow, fog, showers, or sunshine added sometimes shocking and unexpected beauty to every setting.

Animals were loved as family members. And complete strangers smiled and waved to one another, as it was everyone’s natural instinct to be kind, to give, and to love.

Yeah, very little has changed.

See the good,

~ The Universe

Flowers growing in seemingly impossible places.

Every ailment is a gift, an opportunity, an invitation…

Thoughts become things… choose the good ones! ® © ®

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