Monday, December 10, 2012

Winter Greetings and a Winter Walk

Hello Plant Lovers!

Well, it appears that Winter has finally arrived. Our beautiful green Shuswap has been dusted with snow and the landscape has been transformed. This is truly one of my favourite times of the year! I love the quiet, the calm and the stillness of Winter.

I feel fortunate - indeed blessed - that in living this modest lifestyle of an Herbalist I can just go with the flow of the natural rhythm of Nature. I arise each morning with the natural light - a good two hours later than in the Spring and Summer. I'm not pressured by the clock to be anywhere and in the midst of doing the morning chores - I can pause and take the time to appreciate the muted blues, greys and whites of Winter's subtle palette.

I know that "out there" - across the bridge, down the road and across another bridge - there is a different world from the one I live in. A world that is slightly (and then some) off kilter to Nature's rhythm. A world that spins faster and faster and becomes brighter, shinier, noisier and is in stark contrast to the quiet and the calm of the natural Season.

So...my gift to you, this holiday Season, this Winter Season, is to invite you to join me in my little, quiet corner of the world. I'm offering theWinter walk at the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre by donation. The proceeds will go towards the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre. KIC is an internationally award winning Interpretive centre that offers, free of charge, hands-on environmental education to well over 3,000 children andtheir families every year.

We'll meet at 11:00, Saturday, Dec 15 at KIC. We'll learn about the ecology of the Interior Cedar Hemlock Rain Forest, the trees and plants that grow in this beautiful and unique forest, we'll walk along the Shuswap river and we'll finish up with a fire and gathering in the Kekuli.

If you would like to join me, you'll need to rsvp by Thursday 4 pm. I'll send out more details (driving directions etc) once you have confirmed your space.

Love, Plants, Peace and Winter Blessings to all!

Barb

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