Sunday, November 15, 2009

yesterday

We are enjoying some glorious weather! I couldn't resist getting out my camera and snapping some pics yesterday.

Echinacea

Money Plant (almost all spent!)

Nandina
and more

and a wonderful sunset over the lake, to end our day


Hope it's beautiful in your corner of the world as well.

PEACE

Due to some spamming, I am having to add a bit of security to my blog. I apologize for the inconvenience, and hope that it won't keep you from leaving a comment, because I always love hearing what you have to say!

9 comments:

Diana Parkes said...

Yes, it is pretty good in my part of the world. Spring flowerings almost over as we move into summer, although weather hasn't been too 'hot' just yet. Lots of wind, sometimes direct from Antarctica!

connie said...

Your world is really nice but I have to say I have a good one too. It is nice to have so many wonderful things that make our worlds visually appealing. ENJOY!!! and thanks for sharing...

imquilternity said...

Lovely photos! Photography is wonderful isn't it? It allows to stop and really see the beautiful world around us.

Eva said...

A new angle to see Echinacea from! Didn't recognize it. Beautiful red berries!

Carol said...

Yes, my corner of the world is really beautiful too, getting hot though. The weeds are loving it. Sorry to hear about the spamming, so unfair but what do they care? Won't stop me from leaving a comment...

Gerrie said...

I miss nandina which was rampant in North Carolina.

We have switched weather again.

TextileTraveler said...

The weather was beautiful here in Central Texas this past week, too, and the Canna lilies and roses in our yard were blooming like crazy, but now it's turning gray and overcast and a cold front is supposed to be coming in. Sigh. Of course, here it could be gorgeous again in a week, so I'm not too upset about it :-)

Jeannie said...

I love Echinacea and I am determined to get it to grow here! I finally was able to get Nandina to grow and love it's beautiful structure and berries. Have a great week. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Here in Mexico at the first sign of a cold people drink tea made from dried Echinacea leaves (flowers?) and the tea is supposed to help a lot. I wonder if this home remedy is known in the States.
Here's what I found in Google:

Echinacea Tea is an important herbal remedy for those looking for an immune system boost.

It is one of the most common herbs ingested today, and its uses and popularity are wide spread through out European and North American Cultures.

Echinancea herb is ingested in many ways, capsules are some of the most popular, however a tea made from organic echinancea will give your body a much bigger boost than processed echinacea capsules or supplements.

If you want to know more about the echinancea herb, we have an excellent article, Echinacea - The Herb that gives a great overview of the history of echinancea, echinancea side effects, and echinancea facts.


Echinacea Tea Recipe

If you are going to make a tea infused with Echinancea, you must ensure that the source of your herb is an organic one. It defeats the purpose to use herbs that are not organic.
Here is the basic tea recipe for echinancea herbal tea:


•1 teaspoon dried organic echinancea herb
•1 cup of fresh boiled water
Optional:
•Slice of Ginger Root
•Lemon Juice
•Honey to Sweeten

Steep your echinacea in water for 12 minutes, add a slice of ginger root if you wish for flavor.

You will need to reheat at this point due to the long steeping time required. Simply strain the ginger root and echinancea, and reheat on the stove, do not boil.

Add some lemon and honey if you wish. If you feel like you are getting a cold or the flu, drink 2 - 3 cups of the tea and get a good nights sleep. Chances are you will wake up feeling great. If not, you waited too long to take the tea and the cold virus got you first!!

xxoo
Carol