Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Spring arrived late this year to the Green Springs but due to all the rain the Columbines are blooming the like crazy.  Columbines have always been my favorite flower and the huge Rocky Mountain Blue Columbine which is the state flower of Colorado is my favorite. It was there that I first discovered the Columbine 30 years ago. They come in many different colors and sizes. I love them for their beauty and also because they  bring my favorite bird, the hummingbird to my windows. Red Columbine,  Aquilegia canadense, is especially valuable in a hummingbird garden because it blooms just when Rufous Hummingbirds are beginning to return from their wintering grounds. Feeding hummingbirds must hover directly beneath the Columbine flower, aiming their beaks straight upward to sample the nectar.  I have actually tasted the nectar and it is delicious. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sea of Love

This month Etsy Earth Team's theme is the ocean and plastics.  EET Ad Button The blog is chock full of articles, videos, hints and recommendations.  I am  proud of this team which does so much to help save our precious earth.
The team also has a shop where members donate items and part of the money goes to the team treasury and part is donated to causes near and dear to our hearts. http://www.etsy.com/shop/EtsyEarthTeam

I created this organic soap for my Etsy shop called "Sea of Love" in honor of this months theme.  Every month there will be a new theme so for a wealth of information please be sure to check out Etsy Earth. Next month's theme is "Summer Breeze" featuring natural fiber, industrial hemp and farming.