Happy Earth Day! I’m a day late, I know, but “life happened” and hey, isn’t every day Earth Day, anyway?
There was also an awesome exhibit that had spices contained in a metal flower for you to sniff! Fun for us, and also low enough that kids could smell too:
Another exhibit featured info about the medical/topical uses of herbs, and gave examples in a glass bell above. Lots of people are cashing in on mother nature!
I got inspired by this, because lavender is one of the herbs I have growing in the front yard! It’s also edible, and has been historically used to sooth, relax, and induce sleep. It could even change your mood! It’s edible, too, but don’t use the concentrated essential oil that’s bottled (it might cause gastro discomfort!) – just pluck some and add to your tea. I tried this with a white/green tea blend, and even without sugar it was delicious…I think I feel a bit more chilled out. Power of suggestion, or effects of the herb?
Beyond that, we just had a good time exploring and checking out beautiful flowers. I will “leaf” you with those, and an inscribed quote: