has been wonderful. I've been exploring the woodlands , the ferns are so beautiful with the falling leaves nestled around them.
The chickweed is emerging from it's summer hibernation and I'm looking forward to chickweed salads and pasta.
As I was walking through the woods , I decided to make a living wreath with the grapevine wreath I made last week. So I gathered a few older honeysuckle vines , a beautiful fungi covered limb and a rotted log with moss on it. When I came out of the woods , I gathered daisy flea bane , goldenrod and lady's Finger. I also gathered some puffy looking things from the grasses growing in the field , not sure what they're called. This is the wreath I came up with , everything held up pretty good except the daisy flea bane , but it can be easily replaced , since the field is full of it.
There was another black walnut tree near the creek , so I gathered up a few more nuts.
I've also been picking the newly sprouted dandelion greens this week , freezing a few for winter. Soon I'll be digging the roots to make tincture.
I've also been melting and straining the raw beeswax I bought back in the summer when Curious J and I attended the bee show. Got it cleaned and put in a jar to store.
I've gathered Plantain .........................
and stripped a quart of rosemary. It's been a busy week , but I have more time to spend on the herbs now that garden season is over and I'm loving spending time outdoors in this weather. I do have a few potatoes that I need to can soon.
Hope your weekend is Wonderful !
~ Peaceful Autumn Blessings ~