Sunday was bright and just the right amount of warm. We were like school girls tripping down the trail stopping every few minutes to look at new growth, smelling and tasting plants, and looking for snakes. Laughter and stories fell around the group as we made our way down the meandering and winding path.
One of the classes from my school, Sacred Owl School of Original Medicine, went on a herb walk to Castlewood Canyon. There weren’t a lot of things popping up this early but the spring tonics were showy and beautiful. Some things that we tried to identify were small in their early spring infancy and we scoured the pages of the guide I brought. A lot we couldn’t be sure, but promises of coming again later in the season, the fresh air, and the cold drinks and herb truffles the students had made, and resting at the end of the path made for a lovely day out of the classroom.
I highly recommend getting a nice, colorful guide for plants for your area and heading out onto a hiking trail. That is medicine in itself!
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