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February 9, 2011
5:54 AM

Post #8362176

Hi Sharon, You write beautifully and your story about the Spurge confirms how humans and plants can have special connections as the ones described by the Shamans. I have also noticed some very 'envasive' species can bring joy to any garden as long as you do not attempt to fight them but treat them gently and with respect. I guess the plant will communicate its proper use for every ailment or special occasion. I wish a could have such a way with words. Thank you.
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

February 9, 2011
9:40 AM

Post #8362610

Landhealer, it's so good to hear from you. Your way with words conveys a gentle message...we all have special connections, plants to people and people to plants.

I rarely ever do this in a comment post, but I am an artist and sometimes my paintings speak better than my words. I wanted you to see this painting, it conveys our relationship with plants, intermingled... intertwined. You see?

Plants are here for us, and in turn we must be here for them.
Invasive? Only if we allow them to be.
Non-native? Well, that's the fault of people too, I guess.

Now, see what your 'way with words' did to me. I almost wrote another article about plant/people connections!

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Osgoode, ON
(Zone 5b)

February 10, 2011
6:57 AM

Post #8364128

I love your painting Sharran! Is it a particular plant you are representing I imagine? It was a delicious surprise to discover the little 'dancers' - on a second glance.
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8364351

Hi BBB...

Maybe sansevieria (Mother in law's tongue, Snakeplant), I don't know. At the time it was all inside my head, and that type plant lent itself to the dancers, I guess.

Surprising to me that some people don't see the dancers, and some see only one or two. I'm glad you saw them.

On the other hand, usually sansevieria doesn't grow very much like that, it should be taller and more compact. Anyway, whatever works.

Thank you!!
Hope you are staying warm.
Osgoode, ON
(Zone 5b)

February 13, 2011
12:38 PM

Post #8370020

Hi Sharran
I'm keeping quite warm- its near zero (Celsius) today, but very snowy! I did some Art in the park, well back yard anyway, last Sunday - a snow cat!!

Your mention of Mother in law's tongue brings some interesting interpretation ideas for your painting: there seems to be a bit of a lively tongue-wagging-session in progress!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8370098

What a great cat! And the tail wagging behind.
Such fun.

I guess i shouldn't tell you it's nearing 60*F here today...

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