okay, wild element girls fully took the flowers by storm, filling jars with calendula (that they had harvested and dried at our previous gathering), st. john's wort (growing about 40 feet from our worktable), and olive oil to start solar infusions (in photo above) that will be transformed into skin salve at our next class. we also made fresh face spritzers with essential oils - all oils from plants that we could touch and smell right here around the front door: lavender, clary sage (photo below), chamomile, and rosemary. & to top it off, we ground flax and sesame seeds with cinnamon, cardamom, and coconut blossom sugar (a low glycemic sugar that is dehydrated coconut nectar) as a topping for oats, yoghurt, smoothies (or, as reiko demonstrated, to just eat by the spoonful straight out of the jar). , jumping in the pond with great delight...
photo below: old rose in new home