The Wandering Gants – Sep 22 2020

๐Ÿฆ Kingfishers, seagulls, and water.๐Ÿ’–โ  โ  ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Just some miscellaneous posts from Dosewallips and Sequim Bay State Parks. Not the best pics, but I like them.โ  โ  ๐Ÿ˜ That seagull. Dang! I tried so hard to get ahead of it before it flew out of range. That was the best I got. ๐Ÿ˜‰โ  โ  #livingthejourney #thenatureofthejourney #naturelover #naturalplaces #exploringnature #naturetravel #naturetherapy #natureseekers #mothernature #wildlifephotography #washington #washingtonstate #WAtravel #exploreWA #WAdestinations #sequim #brinnon #exploresequim #explorebrinnon #sequimdestinations #brinnondestinations #wastateparks #sequimbaystatepark #dosewallipsstatepark #kingfisher #seagulls #sequimbay

The Wandering Gants – Sep 20 2020

๐ŸŒฟPickleweed or American Glasswort.โ  โ  ๐Ÿค“The name Glasswort is because the burned plant was high in soda ash and potash, which was used for making glass. โ  โ  ๐Ÿ˜‹Pickleweed is edible, cooked or raw, though it's very salty. Some people lump these in with 'sea beans' and others call it 'sea asparagus'. Either way, it's Salicornia (virginica and pacifica are both edible.)โ  โ  (Disclaimers: Only wild harvest responsibly, safely, and sustainably. Send me a DM if you want info.)

The Wandering Gants – Sep 18 2020

๐ŸŒฟSeaweeds of Sequim Bay.๐ŸŒŠโ  โ  #livingthejourney #thenatureofthejourney #naturelover #naturalplaces #exploringnature #naturetravel #naturetherapy #natureseekers #mothernature #wildlifephotography #washington #washingtonstate #WAtravel #exploreWA #WAdestinations #sequim #exploresequim #sequimdestinations #wastateparks #sequimbaystatepark #seaweed

The Wandering Gants – Sep 16 2020

๐Ÿ˜งSmack!โ  โ  ๐ŸŒSequim Bay beach is seriously slippery with clay and lots of seaweed, and I went down hard. Had a nice bruise on my knee for a bit, but arnica took care of most of it. โ  โ  โค๏ธOtherwise, it's a beautiful place to explore. โ  โ  ๐Ÿ“Sequim Bay (WA)

The Wandering Gants – Sep 15 2020

๐Ÿ˜ŠAfter yesterday's heavier post, I thought I'd post something fun. โ  โ  ๐Ÿ•A couple of weeks ago, we visited Shine Tidelands State Park near Port Ludlow and had some fun watching some dogs retrieve sticks their family threw. โ  โ  ๐Ÿ’Enjoy!โ  โ  #emeraldjewel #selfcare #innerwork #wellbeing #wellness #positive #positivevibes #uplift #goodvibes #stressless #stressreducer #relax #laughteristhebestmedicine #uplifteachother #happydogs

The Wandering Gants – Sep 14 2020

As the ๐™จ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ ๐™š from the far off wildfires ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™™, I wondered how all our fellow beings are doing.โ  โ  ๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ซ๐™š? It was very quiet here during the heaviest smoke. But where would they go? The whole West is filled with smoke.โ  โ  Were they hunkered down in their nests and burrows and dens wondering what this eerie air is all about? ๐™’๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™›๐™ง๐™–๐™ž๐™™?โ  โ  ๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™ก๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ ๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ค? How were they comforting and protecting their young?โ  โ  Even our cats were subdued through the weekend, mostly sleeping near the air purifier with some ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ข๐™š๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™จ here and there. They knew something was wrong even though they were nearly as protected as we were. (I couldn't give them my tinctures or tea.)โ  โ  Yes. Most of these fires were started by lightning, but...there would not have been so many if we ๐™๐™ช๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ค๐™  ๐™—๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™˜๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™๐™ค๐™ข๐™š.

The Wandering Gants – Sep 14 2020

๐ŸŒปGumweed (Grindelia)โ โ € โ โ € ๐ŸคจFunny that I chose today to post this - when much of the Western US is inundated with smoke.โ  I've just learned that it's good for bronchial issues. ๐Ÿ˜€โ โ € โ โ € ๐Ÿ“Dosewallips State Park - Brinnon, WAโ โ € โ โ € (Disclaimers: Only wild harvest responsibly, safely, and sustainably. Send me a DM if you want info. And...this information is not intended as medical advice. Be sure that any plant you're trying is safe for you to use and does not conflict with health issues or medications.)โ โ € โ โ € #thenatureofthejourney #emeraldjewel #wellness #naturalremedy #naturalhealing #traditionalmedicine #herbalism #herbalremedies #homeremedies #homeremedy #herbalmedicine #folkmedicine #herbalism #plantmedicine #hedgewitch #greenwitch #kitchenwitch #herbs #diymedicine #selfcare #naturelover #exploringnature #explorewa #wastatebeaches #hoodcanal #brinnon #dosewallips #dosewallipsstatepark #gumweed #grindelia