Summer Solstice Lavender

My first bundles of lavender have been cut and are hanging to dry. This season I’m doing a few with wheat – the “Abundance Blessing Bundles”.  I did the first harvest this year on the Summer Solstice.  It was magnificent energy!  One one side...

My Growing Oak Openings Prairie

In the late spring, I added a few new flowers to my Oak Openings native prairie.  This gorgeous yellow Prairie Coneflower is one of them.  She happily took up with a Black-eyed Susan and a clump of Little Bluestem for company.  They’re having a wonderful summer...

Nexus Pipeline vs. The Oak Openings

One of most beautiful places in Ohio is under threat – the Oak Openings region. Home to a third of Ohio’s rare, native species, this area is filled with forest, wetlands, wet prairie, open meadow, glacial sand dunes and rare oak savanna. A recent resource...

Goddess as Queen Bee – Artemis of Ephesus

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kim Wilborn of Guardian Gateway as part of the “Celebrate the Goddess” series.  Over 20 wonderful teachers offered mini-classes to help you discover ways to bring the magic of the Divine Feminine into...

Oak Openings, Pipelines and the Work of a Matriarch

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, then you know about the pipeline. Since last October, things have been a whirl of activity as I’ve been working to organize grass-roots opposition to a huge gas pipeline that has been proposed here in Ohio. The...

The Mystery of a Red Forest

The red autumn forest and the dappled light called to me.  I stood here looking deep into the trees…  half expecting a fairy tale character to appear between the shadows.   I imagined a wolf.  Baba Yaga.  Snow White....