The Wondersmith
Rewarding curiosity and gifting magic all over the Pacific Northwest


This blog is an exploration of daily magic, featuring wild plants, creative recipes, meaningful ceremonies, and writings about our shared humanity. 

Welcome to the Wondersmith's Writings! Here you can find magical recipes featuring foraged ingredients, musings on food and ceremony, and meaningful rituals to explore your own everyday magic. Don't forgot to subscribe if you'd like to get a notification anytime I post a bit more magic! And if you'd like to support my goal to spread magic far and wide, consider contributing to my patreon program!

Reflections on May

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May is a celebration of wildflowers and fairy bowers. The earth adorns herself in the sensual sweetness of floral perfume as we celebrate the bursting forth of fertility and beauty all around us. It is a time to be outside, to soak in the rapidly-changing world, and, yes, to stop and smell the roses. Hope you've been enjoying the magic of the month as well!

In case you couldn't tell, I've been inspired by the bright colors and floral flavors of the season. From these wild violet and hibiscus lollipops to a wildflower facial steam the bright colors of flowers abound! I've also been thinking about self love and compassion a lot as we head into "swimsuit season" and I talk about body image a bit in this post about the redemption of salads. In case you missed it, I have one diet rule: eat what makes you feel good. I also believe that sensual body treatments don't have to be tied to physical appearance; you can enjoy them simply for the pleasure of it! "Pleasure" seems to be the word of the month as sensuality is everywhere from the silky softness of rose petals to the allure of honeysuckle and lilac. I've been going on evening walks in the park whenever I'm able, just to soak in the medley of sweet floral scents that perfume the air. Spring, like life, goes by far too fast. It's time to get out there and enjoy it.

This mandala is part of my monthly patreon rewards for those wonderful people that support me financially so I'm able to share my wonder with others. For $10 or more a month, these patrons have access to a high-res version of this photo for their own personal use, including printing it onto canvases to display in their homes! There are many other ways they can use these mandala images while supporting my work. If you'd like to learn about this program, you can do so on my Patreon page.