New Hobby Idea

There are people out there who are great at growing things. People who have a real green thumb as it were. I’m definitely not one of those people. I’ve managed to kill bamboo plants. So…like, if there is an opposite of green thumb, that’s me. But! I’m still determined to eventually figure out how to […]

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Cunningham’s Magical Herbs

Remember how ages ago I posted about my first impression of Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (here’s a link!)? Well, I finally got around to writing about my final impressions of it. No, it didn’t actually take me 2 years to read it. I just got, well distracted, and never got around to writing my […]

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Larkspur – Delphinium

Delphinium, or more commonly larkspur, is a pretty flower that I really like; not least because it’s the “July birth flower” and it’s my birth month–so there’s that connection. Admittedly I’m fairly biased towards things related to July…always really have been. But that’s just a rather minor reason why I’m fond of this particular flower. […]

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Cunningham and Magical Herbalism

So I picked up a copy of Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbalism (link here). I picked it up because I’m interested in herbalism. It’s one of those subjects I want to research, even if the likelihood of actually using it is fairly slim. I just don’t have the room available to me to personally […]

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Crystals and Ethics

I love shinies. I’m really one of those people that will collect things because they’re pretty and sparkle. However, my love for crystals is hindered by a very valid concern. The labor conditions of miners in many places and how the strip mining destroys the earth. I’m generally worried about both. So I’m always wary […]

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Emerald

I own this ring. Sorry for the slightly fuzzy quality of the image itself. For some odd reason I can never get a good-quality picture of this ring. If I ever do get one, I will add it to this post. It belonged to my grandma before she passed away, and is one of the […]

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Photography

I love photography. I’m not very good at it, I can admit, but I do enjoy it. I had some fun in taking photos while I was in Germany, and I got a few that I’m really quite proud of. I’ve gone and edited them a bit before I want to post them though. If […]

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Herbology

In the list of things that I would like to learn one day: Herbology is high on the list. (Is it officially called that, or is it herbalism?) And not in the Harry Potter sense of the study. I would really like to learn it. I may have a really bad hand at growing things…but […]

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