How to make fresh chamomile tea

We planted a number of chamomile plants in our front garden which I wrote about in earlier posts Got Qi and Got Qi Update. As these little plants are now rewarding us with a supply of chamomile flowers we have started making cups of chamomile tea directly from the flower heads. I thought it might round out the discussion by sharing how we do this. Continue reading “How to make fresh chamomile tea”

Noisy No More

This noisy miner is no longer noisy, its chirping call forever stilled by the action of one of my neighbours. A neighbour who apparently cares little for us or our environment. This lack of care is demonstrated by this sad sight, a dismal scene of scattered feathers seen in our park recently which once constituted a breathing, living, chirping noisy miner bird. Continue reading “Noisy No More”

Kookaburra

I was out on my daily walk recently when I noticed that one of my shoe laces had come undone. As I leant down to re-tie my shoe lace, a kookaburra started to โ€œlaughโ€ from somewhere a distance behind me. The kookaburra’s call sounds like laughing. Why is he laughing at me I thought, it was just my shoe lace? Shoe lace secure again, I looked around for where the kookaburra might be. Continue reading “Kookaburra”

Trees Of Life

โ€œLove is the sap of the tree of Life.โ€

Banani Ray,
Awakening Inner Guru

As I was writing my recent post “Just A Leaf” I came up with the simile “tree of life” which I had obviously heard or seen elsewhere. I was struck by the way the leaf was part of this tree which gave it life and in which it played its own role in sustaining the life of the tree. This thought then expanded out into how we humans could be seen as part of a tree of life as well. What about our dogs, the wuppies, are they part of a tree of life as well? The same tree or a different tree? Is there only one tree of life or are there multiple trees of life, perhaps one tree per species? Continue reading “Trees Of Life”

Just A Leaf

We have two elderberry trees in the garden outside my study, framing the window on each side with a swathe of green leaves and in their season, magnificent white blooms setting their berry fruit as they in turn expire. These leaves have lately given me a pleasant point of focus during my meditations and I have shared this view with you in the image above. As I sat meditating on the elderberry leaves one day last week a movement to my right caught my attention. Continue reading “Just A Leaf”

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