The world will hit you, and it will be unexpected. You can’t do much to control that.
You can, however, to some degree control your response. You have two primary options: you can choose to respond with acceptance and seek meaning and growth — or any other framing tactic that makes sense to you — or you can give in to your circumstances.
Do you know what this flower is? It’s called Indian Paintbrush isn’t it beautiful? The flowers of Indian paintbrush are edible, and were consumed in moderation by various Native American tribes as a condiment with other fresh greens. These plants have a tendency to absorb and concentrate selenium in their tissues from the soils in which they grow, and can be potentially very toxic if the roots or green parts of the plant are consumed. Highly alkaline soils increase the selenium levels in the plants. Indian paintbrush has similar health benefits to consuming garlic if only the flowers are eaten in small amounts and in moderation.
The Ojibwe used a hairwash made from Indian paintbrush to make their hair glossy and full bodied, and as a treatment for rheumatism. The high selenium content of this plant has been cited as the reason for its effectiveness for these purposes. Nevada Indian tribes used the plant to treat sexually transmitted diseases and to enhance the immune system.
Always check with a GP first and make sure you don’t pick if you don’t know for sure! Go with a guide who has foraging experience and learn what is safe! Never pick from areas that may be polluted and wash thoroughly before consuming. More wild foraging tips to come from my nature foraging photo archives! 🌸🌈🦋🍁🌸
Not much to say here, this is a quick snapshot I took on my way home from work that turned out looking pretty nice.
#thoughtoftheday : Nothing can replace the feeling you get when you get home from work (or school, for that matter). I've only realized how good that feels now that I have a new job :D
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