Blushing Jasmine & some link love

I dreamt of jasmine the other day. Then yesterday I noticed my jasmine bush is blushing with pretty pink buds that will soon burst into bloom. Jasmine has a special place in my heart. Not just for its beauty or fragrance, but because it symbolises a bond with a dear soul sister of mine. My friend loves jasmine flowers. Back in our university days we would seek jasmine out on campus this time year, creeping along the hedges and secretly picking a bunch for her room. When I moved to the city, I’d pick the flowers wherever I could find them and send them to her in a letter. Now that I have some growing in my own garden, I’ll send her some once they’re in bloom. It’s a beautiful thing to have these kinds of precious connections with people.

Today is hot and dry and my airy lounge offers me refuge from the sudden wave of heat. After a productive writing session and a mid-morning nature walk, it’s the kind of day for sipping on cooling peppermint tea and reading leisurely into the afternoon.  So that is exactly what I am doing.

That said, this seems like a good opportunity to share some link love. Here are a few things I’ve enjoyed reading lately:

This poetic sea washed beauty from Kerrie – Fading and Withered

I loved these two posts from Asia of One Willow Apothecaries – Allowing on a Late Summer Day and Spring Ephemerals + the Magic of Vulnerability

How tranquil and beautiful is this lavender farm that Monica writes about in here latest post – Summer Impressions {Small Moments}

Suzi Crockford writes about The Great Conversation


How tranquil and beautiful is this lavender farm that Monica writes about in here latest post – Summer Impressions {Small Moments}

Saturday Reading: 6 Interesting things I found on the Internet

There are so many interesting things to be discovered on a warm and lazy Saturday afternoon at home. Here are 6 interesting things that I found on the internet:

  1. Zalipie is no ordinary Polish village. It’s a beautiful quaint Painted Village, the idea of which I find utterly inspiring.
  2. This article on talks about why our souls need nature.
  3. Have you heard of the Sentinelese islanders? They’re said to be the most isolated tribe in the world. It’s interesting to know that wild places and people virtually untouched by the domestication and often destructive hand of modern society still exist in today’s world. Their violent nature does sound a bit scary. I guess to them its a matter of self-preservation. Unfortunately for the Sentinelese, fishing companies are rumoured to be encroaching more and more into their territory. One can only hope that the Indian government’s 3 mile exclusion zone will assist in protecting the island and the Sentinelese from intrusion and outside contact that would probably wipe them out of existence.
  4. For all the flower loving goddesses, Monica Sabolla Gruppo offers some tips on how to make a beautiful DIY bouquet that stays fresh.
  5. Sophia Rose from La Abeja Herbs wrote a blog post about the sacred and healing practice of Bajos, or yoni/vaginal steams.
  6. Stacey LL Couch created this wonderful Spirit Animal Library.

 Happy Saturday!

Mature Linden Tree