Sunday, April 23, 2017

Showy Evening Primrose

God speaks to me in flowers.  I spent my childhood playing in
fields of buttercups, poppies and cowslips in southern Germany. 
To this day, I still play in the wildflowers and marvel at their 
colors, scents, patterns, and strengths!   
Plants, herbs and flowers are powerful gifts from God. 


The doorbell rang and a neighbor stood there with a 
pretty pink flower in her hand and asked, "What is this?"

"The Showy Evening Primrose," I said
 and thought Oh My God.

You see, I've been thinking about the Evening Primrose
and using its oil as a healing tool for the rash under my eyes!!

Since December, I've tried several things to get rid of
 the ezcema on the delicate skin under my eyes. 
I've stopped using make up and to make a long story short,
I'm now using a zinc cream at night, vitamin E oil to moisture
and recently started Primrose oil internally.  The red bumps
have almost disappeared under my right eye.  Progress.

So, my neighbor welcomed me to take all the primroses 
I'd like from the thick patch growing beside her house. 
I transplanted some, but will check her plot for seeds
in the fall.  I sure would love primroses growing in my
gardens reminding me of another beautiful healing.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

ONPS Outing

I enjoy taking pictures of Mt. Scott from various angles. 
Yesterday was especially memorable as the Medicine Park Aquarium and
 Oklahoma Native Plant Society welcomed Mac Arthur HS students on site 
to learn about native plant conservation and pollination. 
The students braved the weather and drudged thru mud to 
plant flower beds.  We all had a marvelous time.

 We started with a rainstorm, but mercifully it didn't last long.
I believe the best time to plant is following rain.  
The ground has been perfectly prepared.
Widlflower Scavenger Hunt
p.s. Across the way, you can see Prairie Hill to the left,
and I can see my rooftop in the valley below. :)

Indian Paintbrushes and a Passing Storm 

This paintbrush can't decide if it wants to be yellow or red… hey, be both. :)
H A P P Y   E A R T H   D A Y  ! !! !!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Word became flesh ...

Bookmark after Thomas Eakins painting The Crucifixion
and lived among us 
worked
taught
preached 
prayed
fished
loved
healed
laughed
cried
suffered
sacrificed
died
rose

My savior is my king and friend.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

A good start...

Do you hear what I hear?

Shy Skunk in the Dandelions

For some time now jawbones & teeth are finding me.  These are very small.

On a new refuge trail with my friend Helen.

The Art Lesson

This month is off to a good start…    

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Perfect






Nature for my eyes and heart and a rattlesnake warning: you are entering my space.


B-Day Angel, journal collage

I had a perfect birthday, except two birthday cakes gave me a belly ache.  

My heart aches from God's whisper to me this morning.  
"Your life is a gift to Myself."  

Monday, March 20, 2017

Time of Birds


I was foraging for cleavers and driftwood when I came across the pile of orange feathers! 
 An unfortunate  Flicker became someone's supper, but the feathers remained my gift!  
They were like the colors of this evening's sunset behind the holy mountain. 
  
Canyon Wren
I've been painting birds on found bark.  I enjoy searching for unique driftwood along
  Lake Lawton's shore and now have a long list of favorite birds I'd like to paint, 
perhaps a skunk will be included also.  :)

Pileated Woodpecker

Happy Springtime folks!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Spring


We could use some rain around here!  It sure would coax the 
wildflowers out and make me happy.  I'm foraging cleavers
in the post oak forest by the lake (it makes a wonderful tea),
and chickweed is growing like crazy in my own yard.
I add it to my stir fries or eggs.

Oklahoma's state tree, the Redbud, also 
blossomed into edible magenta. 


Spring is my favorite season.   
I'm reminded of how beautiful life can be.