The Calendula symbolizes joy and protection. Wishing you both!
In January, my intention was to post an herbal collage every week, but my life changed dramatically and “life got in the way”, as the saying goes.
Zippy, my precious 17 year old puggle, passed over the rainbow bridge in mid April. Loving and supporting him through the transition was difficult. His no longer being by my side was even more difficult. Many of you sent me warm condolences and they were greatly appreciated.
Preparing to sell the house in Maryland, a greatly needed escape with a dear friend to Cape Cod, and finding, purchasing and setting up a home, limited my time in the garden, art room and on line.
Several things played into my deciding to sell my house and move back to central PA - most of all my two lovely daughters and my new son (in-law)! Moving closer to them has brought me great joy.!
Since the calendula represents joy, it seems a perfect segue back to my illustrations, collages, gardening and herbal experience and research! It also symbolizes protection. I wish each of you good health and a feeling of safety and calm in these challenging times!
Calendula blossoms gathered and prepared to dry.
Red and Golden Beets and Mangos in Honey, sprinkled with Calendula
Beets and Mangoes with Calendula
"My mission is
to help others see and cherish the beauty,
romance and treasures within and around them
that are often dismissed or completely overlooked."
Mikell is a writer, artist and professional treasure hunter, finding the greatest treasures in the wonderful people who enter her life!