Green greetings from Hot Springs Montana and the Montana Herb Gathering
. This week I have a photo gallery for you of some of the plants I have been playing with here in northern MT. And look for more pictures in coming weeks taken by Featherhawk, a perennial student, dear friend, and skilled photographer. Thanks for taking such sweet care of me Featherhawk. I appreciate you.
The Montana Herb Gathering
, like all the herbal conferences and gatherings where I teach, is attended by people who love the earth and are committed to living lightly on Her. This gathering was unique in the great number of elders attending. Lots of healthy vibrant herbalists in their 70’s and 80’s enjoying themselves. Delicious!
Saturday night there was an herb costume contest. Everyone from elders (devil’s club) as to babies (as Johnny jump-up) dressed up like herbs and paraded. Herbalists know how to amuse themselves!!
A wildfire fills the air with smoke today, but I am told we are safe since it is on the other side of the Flat Head River, where I had a great swim to cool off from the relentless 90+ degree temperatures. If you ever have a hankering to visit plant lovers in the wild west, come on out and join the fun at the Montana Herb Gathering
I look forward to being home. Next up is the Green Goddess Apprentice Week
. And I still have room for one or two more women to join us. Whitefeather will teach the Seven Directions Movement Meditation
every morning before breakfast. You will spend the remainder of the morning with the goats and I, connecting deeply with the plants. Lunch and talking stick follow, and then Yvette will be on hand to help us craft our shield of colors. Evenings will range from consultations to yoga, from an all night heartbeat drum to Moon Lodge and then our Goddess pageant. The culmination of our time together is a High Magic Ceremony on Sunday where you may be initiated as a green witch, if you wish. Altogether an amazing week of green blessings. I do hope you can join us.
The hot, dry weather of summer is perfect for harvesting herbs to dry. And there are still plenty of tinctures and vinegars to create for the cold months ahead.
Ah! Green blessings are everywhere.