Merry Solstice and Full Moon!

Posted by Jen Albright on

wildcrafting washingtonnature dayWe are horrible at blogging; no doubt about that ;) We could promise to be better but......who are we kidding. On a serious note, who does not love the turn of Spring to Summer? Here at The Whimsical Offshoot we are nature people in our veins- by we and our I mean me- Jen, tree hugging, nature worshipping, constantly creative, and most importantly child of Debbie; Auntie, Artist, Sensitive Soul, Gaia worshipper and Green Witch.  We all wear many "labels" in society and these I proudly claim as mine.... I am a night owl and moon worshipper- I am actually outside of my humble home at 2:03 am while I type this blog. Some may find that strange, some may not. I love that it is quiet, that I can hear my thoughts clearly- aside from the humming that is coming from the light off my grandma's house. I am almost used to it. Maybe. I live next door to my grandmother in the house my grandma grew up in in her teenage years. I am sure the folks in the neighborhood find it weird that there is a fire going on at a place at 2 in the morning, whatever. Creative folks, moon lovers and those that love the quiet of the late night will appreciate it and understand. I just lost sight of the moon which makes me sad but I still have my fire, so hey<3 Figuratively and literally. Solstice weekend and so much I want to say, put into words, and the night makes that happen for me.  I wish everyone could find a place to reflect and write- even if for just themselves. 

This weekend my husband and I did a bit of exploring around the  off roads of Vader, Chehalis and outlying areas of Washington in this vicinity. We came across some beautiful sites. Some for exploring, swimming and wildcrafting.  We stayed mostly along the Chehalis River and explored a few off roads. 

We came across many berries and medicinal plants today-both make me giddy - pair that with beautiful nature sights and I am a happy girl :)

I am patiently waiting for a few more things to dry before I add some of these wild goodies to the shop. New altar sets, herbs, herbal incenses and bath teas <3  I can't wait to share and offer these to you all. 

Merry Solstice to you all...

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