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

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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 July

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July is filled with a sweet stillness; while we’ve left the busy-ness of spring’s planting season behind us, late summer’s harvest season is just around the corner. This is the time to pause, to breathe, to languish in the seemingly-everlasting beauty of summertime. The magic of July is the brief pause at the top of a bell curve, when the season seems to stretch as far as the eye can see and the responsibilities of fall are just a glimmer on the horizon. This is the time for ice cream sandwiches and running through the sprinkler; of planning for adventures or keeping things simple. It’s the time to stay cool, whether that’s by jumping into cold water or drinking delicious summer drinks. But mostly, it’s time to play. I hope all of you have been enjoying your summer adventures so far. There are just a few days left of July, so squeeze a little more summertime into your life if you can! 

If you are one of my wonderful Patrons, head on over to your membership area to find a high-quality digital download of July's beautiful mandala for your personal use! If you're not familiar with this program, it's a way for generous like-minded people to support my efforts to share wonder with all of you, for free. I believe in generosity and am so grateful that others do too, otherwise I wouldn't be able to share all of this goodness with you! If you'd like to sign up, you can simply choose an amount to contribute every month and get some lovely goodies (like the mandala download) as thanks for your contribution. 

If you'd like to get this beautiful mandala in another form, please take a look at my Society6 Shoppe! There you can get this lovely design in everything from wall prints to clocks to tote bags to pillows. I get a percentage of the profits to help fund running this blog. Good stuff all around! And doesn't this design look nice and cozy as a pillow?

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Finally, whether you're a patron or not, I want to thank you for your support this month! Every sweet comment, interesting question, or share on social media means so much to me. I *especially* love it when you try out my recipes and let me know what you think of them! I feel so honored to be part of such a creative, generous, adventuresome, and magic-filled community. I appreciate each and every one of you.