Joyous Solstice Greetings!
May your holidays be bright and filled with joyous friends and loving .
I am experiencing the joy of visiting with one of my oldest friends – Betsy Grace. We have been friends for nearly fifty years now, having met in our early twenties. She and I have seen each other through many life changes. One of the stories from her life is in my Breast Book.
Every morning we go for long walks in the neighborhood and desert. Tonight the mountains flamed red in the sunset as we chanted together lighting the Chanukah candles.
I packed for hot weather in Tucson but have been wearing my only long-sleeved shirt every day. It is cold and rainy at times, with light frost almost every night since I arrived. Most of the plants don’t seem to mind though. The roses have hips, buds, and flowers on them and are beautiful in their holiday dresses of red, pink, and yellow.
My time here in Arizona has been enhanced by other friends in the green. Pam Hyde-Nakai – a friend for a decade or more – stopped by and we discussed some rather esoteric plant and animal lore. Donna Chesner – a new friend in the green – took me on a plant walk in Catalina State Park, where we found canaigra and lots of fine cacti. Please join me for walks with these three friends, and meet some old and new plant friends.
Whether your home is north or south, east or west, I wish you bright blessings. The longest night has passed. The light returns. Light a candle. Sing praise.
Green blessings are everywhere.
~ Sonora Weed Walk ~