As the 𝙨𝙢𝙤𝙠𝙚 from the far off wildfires 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙙, I wondered how all our fellow beings are doing. 𝘿𝙞𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙫𝙚? It was very quiet here during the heaviest smoke. But where would they go? The whole West is filled with smoke. Were they hunkered down in their nests and burrows and dens wondering what this eerie air is all about? 𝙒𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙖𝙛𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙙? 𝘿𝙞𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙡𝙪𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙝𝙪𝙧𝙩 𝙩𝙤𝙤? How were they comforting and protecting their young? Even our cats were subdued through the weekend, mostly sleeping near the air purifier with some 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙢𝙚𝙤𝙬𝙨 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.) Yes. Most of these fires were started by lightning, but...there would not have been so many if we 𝙝𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙚.
🌻Gumweed (Grindelia)⠀ ⠀ 🤨Funny that I chose today to post this - when much of the Western US is inundated with smoke. I've just learned that it's good for bronchial issues. 😀⠀ ⠀ 📍Dosewallips State Park - Brinnon, WA⠀ ⠀ (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.)⠀ ⠀ #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
Battling wildfire smoke and catching up.
We spent most of the summer exploring the eastern side of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Port Townsend and Dosewallips were two of our favorite areas. Port Townsend In our continuing desire to scope out the northeastern corner of the Olympic Peninsula for a future home base, we've spent some time in Port Townsend. The … Continue reading Port Townsend and Dosewallips
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The Wandering Gants' journal - week of July 4th, 2020.
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