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Floral Tea – Create your own

Recently when my daughters visited they informed that they consume neither tea nor coffee anymore. However when I suggested a floral tea they agreed. They loved the cuppa. I explained to them how to create their own. This method is shared with all now in view of its usefulness. Dear reader you could create your own wonderful floral tea for free or very little expense in this manner
Discovering suitable flowers:
The first step is to make a list of flowers that are available in reasonable abundance in your area. These may be available in the wild in due season or in your own garden. Some dry flowers may be available at reasonable prices in your local market and you may add these to your list. Flowers from some trees are also great. Trees produce these in great abundance in season. Now note, not all flowers in your list will be suitable for tea. Some may even be toxic as for example larkspur and oleander. Discovering what flowers are suitable for a tea is the next step.
Doing Your Researc…

Greed out of Control

An older note in this blog (here) described how greed is at the root of much evil in the world. Perhaps it has always been so since the beginning of human civilization but its extent has varied with time and place.
I am now well past sixty. During my lifetime I have witnessed greed grow exponentially in the countries that I have lived and worked in, especially over the last two decades. This greed is spread across the spectrum of society from corporations, crime networks and even governments. Everywhere the story may be summarized in this somewhat silly ditty,

Gimme, gimme, more, more
gimme from shore to shore
In the gutter there is more
like a pig, my hunger grows

Many a corporation will use tricks and lies to trap customers into goods and services that they do not need. It is an unethical practice and customers must shun such corporations with all the contempt they deserve for when greed is unchecked it grows. As regards governments, citizens of democratic countries must be cautious to…

Mother Earth has a Lovely Garden for all

My daughters took some time off from their busy jobs and visited me with grand children.

As the kids went for an afternoon nap, I snapped a picture of my daughters relaxing in the garden, enjoying the afternoon sun ever so pleasant in winters.

Then my younger daughter snapped a picture of me and the older daughter. I posted some of these pictures on Facebook and friends commented that I have a lovely garden. Yes truly nature has been kind. However my response was,
Mother earth has a lovely garden for all willing to help her a bit in some planting with their hands and hearts.  My own hands have planted and watered all the plants and trees in the picture.