Winter's Return with Plant Medicine

Redwood Circle Hello everyone, you may have noticed it's been a bit quiet here of late especially over Autumn. I felt a strong desire to be in the forest as much as I could - watching and learning. At the start of winter I decided to move our site to Wordpress and that has been an enormous learning curve and I still only feel like I'm at the base of that mountain, please hang in there with us as I try to get this site looking a lot greener and organic! So what have I been doing in the forest exactly? Learning about plants and trees and watching how they are changing in every week. It's really phenomenal in Sherbrooke Forest at the moment. This forest is really an Autumn and Winter world. Or maybe that's just my own perception but it does seem to have the largest and widest collection of mushrooms that I have ever seen.

We also have a new member of our family - Fox! He is a Shetland Sheepdog or 'sheltie' and he looks like a fox and he feels like a fox and so he is called Fox. Here he is on the weekend helping me to gather gumnuts. He looks pretty focussed and I think he can't quite believe the turnaround in events after leaving the dog shelter. We are so glad you have brought your golden magic to our world, Sir Fox.

Fox-gatherer

This week I am preparing for our plant medicine doll workshop where we will work with the spirit of 9 sacred trees and make a Winter Soul Mate medicine doll and write down her medicine story. Here are some photos that I've taken in Sherbrooke Forest over the last 2 months. Can you guess the trees that will make up the sacred nine?

Moss from Sherbrooke Forest

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Gumnut and Banksia Archway