A Scents of Autumn

A Scents of Autumn It is the time of year when the purple willow sage (lythrum salicaria) put on their winter beards and their green leaves fade and fall leaving only bare stalks waving in the wind. I give thanks that they are so abundant here. In the dead of winter, opening a jar of […]

Scents and ‘Scensibility’ II

I am always amazed at the senseless marketing of scents. It is true that since the dawn of time mankind has been aware of and utilized scent as a medicinal as well as a pleasure tool. Today though, through the mad marketing mentality we are inundated with images of happy people smelling good smells and […]

Scents and Scentsibility

I have been away for quite some time.  I apologize.  It is not the best way to have a website and I thank you all for your patience and not forgetting me.   Now, down to business.   I just happened, in the last little while, to be in a couple of the ‘big box’ […]

Settling into the Season

    “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables   So am I, Lucy.  So am I. October is my favourite month.  Then again, whichever month it is is always my favourite.  I am one of those annoying people who settle into the season.  There […]

At Home

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” ― George Augustus Moore, The Brook Kerith. I have traveled over the last two weeks. I went to a city which I had never been in before. A beautiful city. I studied and I met lovely people […]

Home Scents

Our home is our sanctuary.  We should feel emotionally, spiritually and physically safe here.  In a time when the chemical is king I would like to look at keeping our sanctuary pure and clean.  By this I not only mean cleaning supplies but an holistic, aromatic environment purposfully made to enhance our well-being.  Hopefully we […]