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Most of you know how passionate I am about Gardening and doing so without pesticides or herbicides. Progress of my garden and allotment can be found HERE

 So it was with great dismay I learnt of the decision of our British Government to allow certain banned pesticides to be used on farms here in the UK.

 Please Sign the Petition here Thank you. 

The following article is from Avaaz,

Dear friends,

The government has just allowed bee-killing pesticides to be unleashed across Britain’s farms, threatening the butterflies and bugs we rely on to grow our food.

Scientists’ warnings got these pesticides banned across the European Union,but the government has caved in to the powerful pesticide industry and the National Farmers Union to let them be used here again. It’s up to us to stop this madness — if we continue to poison our pollinators, the…

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Bee on California Buckwheat

Image captured by Kaitelyn Hammond

Bee on Buckwheats Image by Kaitelyn Sera for use on ColorsintheSun.wordpress.com & Fiestaestrellas.com 

Pictured above is wild buckwheat, known as California buckwheat. It is a variation of Eriogonum fasciculatum, named by its leaf shape in a fascicle or a bundle of leaves. This subspecies is one of the important pollinator plants of the foothills in costal areas of Southwestern U.S. and Northwestern Mexico.

From USDA, “The ethnobotanic Uses: The Cahuilla drank leaf tea for headache and stomach pain. Hot root tea drunk for colds and laryngitis. Root poultice was applied to wounds. A tea of dried flowers or dried roots was taken to prevent heart problems. Studies have identified leucoanthocyanidins beneficial to the heart in other Eriogonum species.”

This herbs mild astringency makes it useful as a gargle for sore throats under any conditions.  The tea was also used for premenstrual water retention and the fluid retention that often occurs in the last month or two of pregnancy.  (qtd from here per Moore, Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West 19).”

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Fawn and Stars

This blog art makes my heart happy! I especially like this one.

Heni's Happy Paintings

Fawn and Starrs - acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval Fawn and Stars – acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval

Fawn and Stars is one of my earlier paintings.  I’ve always liked primitive feel and abstract look of it. The colors remind me of this time of year as the nights get longer.  I’ve used the image as a winter holiday card in my Circles Round the Sun Etsy shop.

It’s been a very busy season, my daughter who is in her senior year of high school, is applying to collages and recently had a German exchange student stay with her for two weeks.  It was such a pleasure having her here with our family but very hectic with all their activities going on.  My husband has been working nonstop for a big deadline coming up in a few days and I’ve been planning a neighborhood artist open house for December.  In a few days we will be traveling to my…

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Expanding Your Happiness Day 5: Feeling Playful

PLaY!

Healey Institute for Healers

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“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing!”  —George Bernard Shaw

Today’s meditation connects us to the playful nature of our joyful self. Vedic wisdom tells us that all creation arises from Lila, or cosmic play. Expressing our playful nature is a valuable way to stay creative, receptive, and revitalized. When we have fun, we are dancing and singing along with the story of our life. We find our hearts, minds and bodies are lighter and happier. Play time not only makes us feel better, it spiritually rejuvenates us as well.

Our meditation today brings our awareness to this source of playfulness deep within, allowing us to bring this sense of fun and joy into our daily life. Let the child in you go out and play.

Our centering thought for today is:

I am playful.

Our Sanskrit Mantra for today is:

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