I'm not an intellectual like many of you posting on this forum. I just wanted to comment on the simple joys of herbalism and gardening ( maybe to break up a little tension and redirect some attitudes). I don't own a computer myself. I'm fine with that. Nothing delights me more than to find old and new books about herbs, Native American herbalism, the history and folklore of herbs, and gardening with them. Well, to be honest I read too much.
However, the weather here is great now, and I got out into my gardens yesterday, got my hands and feet into the dirt, smelled the scent of rosemary and peppermint, felt the sun shining on my face, occasional breezes. Watched the birds at the feeder, watched a momma robin sitting on her nest, on a old light fixture on my porch! I feel gardening, herbs, and herbalism is so refreshing. A break from our fast-paced society, and way to reconnect with the earth and all things natural. Simple and loving it. Anyone else?