Gathering flowers for smudging 

I went out to my backyard, Friday, while the world around me was rushing around doing errands, to sit under the big Orchid Tree.  I was collecting fallen tree blossoms.  I will dry these, and use them as smudging elements, or, for potpourri.  This collection will smell sweet when it is dry.   

It was pleasantly warm, and just a bit breezy, and there was a nice dappling of shade under the tree.  Occasionally, I  would hear the buzz of a bee going by my head, to a nearby blossom.  Those were waving in the breeze.  I had to stay mindful of the bees, while I gathered the blossoms from the ground.

I collected petals, and a structure that holds the stamens, and, flower pods.  All of these have fallen to the ground.  Honorable Shamans and Fellow Pagans, in order to not interrupt the ecosystem I  do not collect every thing on the ground.  

The combination makes a good blend, and I let the spirit of the Tree, guide me as to how many of each it item to collect.

 I collected these flower parts, and then brought them to the porch to dry under the ceiling fan, and in the sun.  I flip the flowers over and fluff tgem with my fingers, each day they are drying.
As I said, this is a sweet blend, one which I am still learning when to use.

I wish you all beautiful days ahead, sitting under your favorite trees, being one with the bees.

Share your peace with Mother Earth and Father Sky and the big Waters all around us 

(c) 2016 to present, Whale Maiden for the Earthways Shamanic Path, all rights reserved.

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Author: Whale Maiden

I'm a Shaman living in suburban Southwest Florida. I study animals and the weather and reflect on the cycles of life.

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