THE RAIN-JEWEL WEED- MORE SUNBATHING

10 05 2013

Hello,

I have a helper with my blog every day now.  It’s hard for her to stay awake at this time of day, it is nap time but she is determined to sit and watch me.

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The Rain

The rain made everything pop out.  Today temps in the low 80’s.

JEWEL WEED

Thousands and thousands of little jewel weed plants are coming up all over my yard.  They just love it here.  Now don’t get me wrong, I do like some jewel weed growing here and make a salve from it every year.  The salve is used to combat the effects of poison ivy.  But I do spend much time weeding lots of it out.

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 The woods in back are full of poison ivy.  In the herbal world its not strange to have plants like poison ivy and jewel weed living near each other.  Many people put jewel weed flowers in ice cube trays with a little water.  That way when they get poison ivy they can just take out one cube and rub it on the area.  Sometimes  I get poison ivy in the winter from fire wood.

More Dirt Baths

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Lilac’s

The Lilac’s are ready to burst into bloom.  I love planting them near bedroom windows so the night air brings the fragrance in.  These few are in the back yard, most have been planted years ago.  Double white and double purple.

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Thank you so much for reading my blog and I hope your day is enjoyable.                  Carole


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16 05 2013
Bealtaine Cottage

What a beautiful cat…smiling too!

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