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Herba Magica: Ripe Salmonberry

Plants offer us a doorway into a very different sense of time and into the wonder that interweaves our world and is right outside. This plant, Salmonberry, is a particular friend and ally to those of us in the Pacific Northwest, coaxing us to head off-trail to taste wildness. What invariably happens is that one taste leads to the next and to the next, and soon we are in the greenwood, ignoring tangles, getting leaves in our hair, little jabs in our hands and arms, and delighting in sour-sweet abundance, even gorging on it, our child nature shouting, “Yeah!!!!!”

Which plants coax you to taste? Which ones lead you off-trail and into playful nature? Which awaken the green and giving wild within you? How does that quality of wild express itself in your life? Please share in the comment box below!

Herba Magica - Ripe Salmonberry Photo and Info
Herba Magica: Ripe Salmonberry by Jane Valencia

Explore Celtic Spirituality – The Tree of Life

Our next Explore Celtic Spirituality celebrates the lore, generosity, wisdom, and wonder of Trees! We’ll begin in the labyrinth, where we’ll connect with our tall, green neighbors, and move along from there. Come nourish and ignite your spirit and imaginations, and enjoy poetry, music, community, tales, craft, and more. For all ages – children welcome! Sunday, April 8, 4-5pm, Church of the Holy Spirit, 15420 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA.

The Tree of Life
Birch - art
Birch – from The Celtic Tree Oracle by Colin Murray, Liz Murray, and Vanessa Card