Friday, August 14, 2015

Mapping the Magic! Frida Kahlo Art, Garden, Life at the New York Botanical Garden

Some scenes from our visit to to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx to see the Frida Kahlo Art, Garden, Life Exhibit. I had no idea that she was going to study medicine before her accident put her on the path to being a painter. I love that she had a keen knowledge of plant symbolism, medicine and magic and incorporated it into her art. ♥
There is art everywhere...

...and poetry. And music, everywhere music ♥

And food. This cart had gorgeous fish tacos and Mexican soda.

This was what brought me to the garden, but there is so much more.

Walk through these doors to enter Frida's world...















This gentleman is explaining the many properties of aloe!

The Two Fridas by Humberto Spindola.
Diego ♥





Definitely an adventure for the future! ♥
♥ ♥ ♥

Friday, July 24, 2015

Workings: First Harvest

Lammas is just around the corner--and that means blackberries! My crop is a bit thin this year thanks to the Japanese beetles (we've gone chemical free), but they can't eat everything. I was able to pick a few for breakfast this morning...

Shameless plug--Go a-Blackberrying with me on page 93!!! ♥
Be sure to check out Llewellyn's 2016 Herbal Almanac. I'm so proud to be a part of this annual and in the company of so many amazing writers!