Today is Monday, November 22, 2010. The weather has been fall like and the trees are actually turning colors. Raked up a pile of leaves to burn later only to have the girls spread them out again.
The book is divided into two parts, the first part of the book covers faeries, gardening, and herbal remedies. While the second half covers 33 different herbs. The first half is interesting and explains how everything fits together, however the second half is off the chart gorgeous! The illustrations are beautiful, just breath taking! My mama loved the illustrations, thought they would be beautiful to have prints for framing.
Each herb has the botanical name, other common names and the parts that are used. The herbs also have their own faerie, along the borders of these gorgeous illustrations are the herbs. There are recipes for different teas, cooking (May Blossom Wine, Lavender Chocolate Truffles, Divine Dandelion Salad, just a few.) Other recipes include things like Soothing Lip Balm, Solar-Infused Calendula Salve and Nettle Hair Tonic again just to name a few. There are also spells and meditations.
This is a fantastic read and one that you won't leave sitting on your bookshelf collecting dust. Rather one that will be sitting on the end table, picked up by everyone that sits next to it. This would make an awesome gift for anyone in your life and a terrific collection to your own library.
Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live today. ~Brightest Blessings~