Friday, August 12, 2022

Look to the Garden for a Remedy

"Nature itself is the best physician." - Hippocrates

Sun Rising
Sun rising on a recent hike in the mountains.

It was a crisp, cool summer Saturday morning at the beginning of August.  The gentle morning rays of sun were just peaking their heads over the horizon and streaming through the tree leaves.  Each breeze brought a pleasant puff of the summer flower fragrance.  The urban farm was buzzing to life with goldfinches sitting on top of sunflowers, garter snakes slowly slithering on the ground and countless amounts of bees collecting pollen as quickly as they could.

I was quickly moving from task to task trying to hurriedly check items off my endless to-do list while also fully enjoying and appreciating the bountiful beauty that only the early morning on a mid-summers day brings.  I briefly stopped to appreciate the amazing diversity of all of the different types of bees that were present on the newly flowered mountain mint plants.  The vast majority of bees I had never laid my eyes upon before as I puzzled over what types of bees they all were.

Friday, July 22, 2022

One Person

Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal, the vision of one person, was put together piece by piece over the course of 12 years and is still standing to this day as an inspiration to others, over 300 years later.

It’s easy to get lost in despair and hopelessness in the current state of our world.

Wars rage on.

Innocent people are gunned down every month, week and day with no end in sight.

Rights once guaranteed are taken away… just … like … that.

We sit in our homes from the comfort of our couches, watching the news unfold day after day after day and think, “There’s nothing I can do, I am only one person.”

However, it was only one person whom refused to sit at the back of the bus… Rosa Parks.

Only one person who led the salt march… Mahatma Gandhi.

Only one person who was the first to set foot on the moon… Neil Armstrong.

Only one person whose poems inspired millions… Maya Angelou.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Pesto

"Just as with everything in life, you can certainly stick to tradition or you can break free from the chains of normalcy and see what else the wide world has to offer." - Me

Garlic Scape Pesto
20 Jars of Freshly Made Garlic Scape Pesto, Ready for the Deep Freezer!

Pesto, a magical sauce that is revered by most yet rarely used due to the high cost.  When desire wins over your wallet, a small bottle is purchased and your taste buds are rewarded with a light, flavorful taste explosion.  What if you could easily make a ton of pesto yourself at a fraction of the cost?

Then you have found yourself in the right spot.