Stinging Nettles are Up!


It’s barely March and I can feel something different in the air, a new smell fresh and alive,  birdsong wakes me early  with the light in the morning. It’s so exciting, Spring energy is all around us,  buds swelling on the trees getting ready to burst into leaves once again, rebirth.   We’re spending more time outside since we have daylight until almost six o’clock now!

It’s a good time to start something new and fresh like the new season coming,  transition reminds me to take it slow though, it is still winter and time for hibernation is important. Waking slowly like the bear in it’s den stretching and breathing, what will feed your body and soul when you get out of the cozy time.  The stinging nettles are up and ready to feed body what we need, a cup full in a tea pot will give us “prana”…..  Sanskrit for “Life”, feeding our whole system. I was out in the sun with a friend and our dogs yesterday picking nettles which fed my soul, I get a charge just smelling the nettles, we sat and talked with the sun warming us.  Home to make tea, you can also make nettlecopitas or cook them as you would spinach with a little olive oil and garlic, once they are cooked the sting is out of the nettles. Bon Appetit!

Here I go

slider-1Well …. here I go, me and technology, humm we shall see how this evolves, You could say I’m more of a nature girl, out playing and creating is more my thing than sitting at the computer, but this is a time of expanding so here I am, my first blog post. I have to learn the lingo and all the how to’s that’s involved in starting a website and sharing with the world. Thanks to Brad Bates for his expertise, to Roy Prevost for his wisdom and generosity and to Jim for his time and patience with me:)  I found it really hard to decide how and what to say on my site, being a fairly quiet and private person, it’s been interesting to let myself express so much about myself in this process. I’m so surprised at how hard and frustrating part of the  experience has been for me, as time went on I relaxed and had more fun but wow I learned a lot about myself.   I have to say I’m very proud , I’m happy with the site and I realize it will be ever changing and growing as I learn to get around it easier.  Thank you for you time and interest, this will be fun.

I’m not promising a weekly blog, too much pressure but I will do my best and connect.

Have a happy day and have fun being YOU, no one else can do it:))

Blessings Josee