It’s Hockey Time

It’s Hockey Time

Hail Bravehearts

Now is the time, when you’re young and free, a time to learn a skill and a time to play.  This is the time of your life.  An adventure is here, it’s waiting for you, an all Canadian sport that is precious to us.  Play!  For the time of your life, play!  The great Canadian wild beacons to us, the ice is here, it’s strong enough, grab your skates, your hockey sticks, a proud sports hero might come of this.  Play!  The air is chilly the ice is thick, the ducks have flown and the quiet of winter is calling to us.  The world has changed in this frigid climate, the bears are denned, the dear retreat, the goose have flown and soon the snow will pile high.  Now is the time for ice skating on the lakes, hockey and fun, chilly with hot chocolate on a chilly fall day, refreshing and cool, we can play for hours in this quiet pre-Christmas time.

Each season has it specialties, but the month of November is so underrated.  The doldrums of grey, which is not yet winter, but cold and dreary.  The trees have dropped their leaves, the harvest is in, the pantry is full and the feast is over.   Snow is in the mountains now, with rain in the valley, but freezing overnight, to keep the ice solid.  It’s the early season start to a great Canadian winter.  Still warm enough for lighter coats, but chilly enough for snow.  It’s a time for baking and winter shopping, Christmas is coming and find a tree.  November is grey, but the ice is here,bringing it’s winter sports to us in an exciting and refreshing and spirited way.

On these chilly autumn days, when the ice is clear, you can see to the bottom of the lake, to view the lake foliage, sometime swimming fish, sand, rocks and weeds.  A new perspective  or a simple pleasure, ice skating is a superb pastime for sport and fun.  It’s early in life that we learn these skills, how to skate, pass a puck, hold a hockey stick,be a part of a team.  That’s it!  Be a part of a team!

Come out all of you, come out to play, the frost and the ice are calling you.  Bring your helmets and your skates, we need you for the team.  From the time that you were a little tot the ice has called your name.  The outdoor skating rink is one of winter’s finest feats of sporting pleasure.  To glide on the ice, to try tricks and spins, to enjoy the company of friends and family.  This cool dreary November has become a dazzling delight, of fresh fallen snow, ice and sport, hockey and friends.

We move with ease from one season to another, each with it’s great outdoor specialties and indoor charm.  We’re thrilled with the enthusiasm for the November chill, it only gets better from here.

written by Dr. Louise Hayes

November 26, 2017

A path of delight

Good morning Brave hearts.

Hail brilliant mankind.
A lifetime of beauty and serenity awaits you in the grand adventure of the wild. The peaceful quiet, the wonderful aromas, the clean, unpolluted waters, the immense landscape, the fabulous wildlife. The joy of an escape into peace. A timeless oasis of splendor for the senses, an awakening, a rejuvenation, a moment in time where all is well and the good Earth breathes it’s regular breaths and it’s heart pounds with regular beating. Here, the Earth lives!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E40lwh53ec forest tranquility message.

We feel the soft path under our feet, mosses growing in the shaded forest beside. Wild grasses and wild flowers tightly competing for a particle of soil to secure themselves to. The meadows are lush with vegetation. Insects thrive on the nectar and birds thrive on the insects. A perfect environment, a perfect interaction of life and the continuation of living.
Here, in the wilderness, the Earth lives.
Every inch of it’s surface is covered by plants. The seasonal changes of plant life, from a planet so creative, it continually changes it’s cover.
Now, it is fall. The seed pods are a burst of energy for new life. The tiny seed becomes a flower of exquisite colour and beauty. The proud planet, showing off it’s own newborn.
Here the planet chooses for itself. It plants it’s own lush creation of plants, the number and variety. It feeds it’s own creation of insects and wildlife. It chooses it’s own abundance, beauty, colour and scent. Here, in the great wild, where the wind pollinates the plants and rain nurtures the ground, is where the planet shows us her finest designs.
A tangle of forest, a carpet of meadow, every colour of green imaginable. Here, where the ponds match the colour of the sky, where every plant species is a different colour of green. Even in the fall, when the early frost changes the colour of the leaves, this is not a dying world. This is the time of rejuvenation. In this time of quiet, the animals will mate, the flowers will sow their seeds, the migrating birds will fly and the land prepares for a restful winters sleep. The Earth too, needs it’s time of restful calm.
The joy of an unhurried escape along a path of simple pleasure. A day of acquaintance with nature and its wonderful ways. Simple, gentle breezes wafting pleasant smells of plants so fragrant. The sounds of calling birds and the cascading waters of small waterfalls reminding us that we have nourishment here.
The discovery of a path of luxury. The luxury to have unspoilt lands, unpolluted waters, clean, fresh air. The luxury to protect, to conserve, to walk the great wild.
Here, we don’t plunder. Here we save.
The Earth smiles at us and presents her glory.
Brilliant mankind, come to the great wild. Let the fabulous good Earth nurture your soul and sing it’s songs of gladness to you.
Peace to you, brave hearts, nurture and care.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
September 12,2013

National Oceans Day

National Oceans Day

http://www.commerce.gov/blog/2013/06/07/june-8-marks-world-ocean-day-noaa%E2%80%99s-national-ocean-service-concludes-30-days-oceans

Welcome, almighty human, to this day of salvation, memory and adventure.  Who are we, but the builder of ships, the sailor of the mighty seas, the adventurer of the ocean. To set sail, has been the adventure of our lives for thousands of years.  To set forth, to discover, to fish, to explore, to enjoy.  The oceans have always been a place for us and have always provided for us.

The vast seas with their immense variety of life forms, so many that we are still discovering them to this day.  The oceans, to their dark depths and to their far off horizon.  They compel mankind to discover.  They entice us.  What lies beneath the surface of these great waters.  Through our thousands of years of human history, the answer has always been, food!  Food for the hungry.  The oceans are plundered world wide for food.

The oceans give us plenty.  The fisherman casts his nets to save the starving world populace.  Food.

The ocean also gives us a play land of fun.  Large waves to surf in, warm beaches to lay upon, soft sand with interesting shells, warm water and curious creatures to watch.  The oceans, with their tides, the sunset, their beauty are another call to adventure for us.  Even if we are small, we still love the ocean.

There is another call to action, that the ocean brings to us.  The waste, the garbage, the  toxins, the pollution.

http://www.good.is/posts/end-plastic-pollution-pick-it-up-bin-it-take-three-for-the-sea

The garbage that ends up in the ocean, kills sealife world.  The oceans are becoming a dump of waste.  Plastics, which are recyclable and other waste are building up in the oceans and destroying water, the plant life, the reefs, the coral, the animal, the fish and the bird life.  The pristine beauty of the world, that we covet so much is vanishing to a view of discarded waste.   Plastic, paper, cans, bottles all being tossed into the water causes pollution that even this almighty planet Earth cannot control.

The awesome planet, with so much healing and creative power, can’t keep  up with the plunder, the reckless destruction, the habitat loss, the pollution, the oil spills.

Hail mankind!  As mighty as we are, we still turn to the planet to save us.  To save us from starvation, from cold, from poverty, even from despair.  We expect the awesome planet to regenerate itself, to heal and to cure itself, to replenish what we take and to repair the damage.  We assume that the awesome planet can recover and give it all back.

Not so.

The mighty planet needs help.  The mighty oceans can’t keep up with the fishing industry.  They can’t keep up with the discarded waste, they can’t keep up with the environmental damage.  They can’t keep up with the plunder.

Today is only one day.  World Oceans Day.  One day for environmental day, but this day, this one day, must last for the rest of our lives.  To  change the world takes one day and one day to last for all time.  The oceans and all of its creatures are needed for the survival of this planet.

http://www.water-pollution.org.uk/

Rejoice!  Today is the day for the Oceans.  Rejoice.  It is an awesome day.

Written by Dr. Louise Hayes

June 8, 2013

Recycling

English: A picture of compost soil

English: A picture of compost soil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Feel the earth under your feet.  The life producing quality of the soil.  Rich in nutrients for our harvest, the soil is key to our survival.  Healthy soil, healthy food.  No pollution or contaminants for the earth

Our land fills are overflowing with recyclable debris.  Recycling reduces waste and increases our productivity.  It increases our ability to make use of used products and to turn discards into useful products.  It helps us to use our imaginations in discovering a purpose for items that would otherwise have been discarded to the landfill.

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/queen-of-green/faqs/recycling/?gclid=CIDhn_3Yz7cCFYo-Mgod32sAJw

The landfill is a nasty brew of toxins.  Although it may be possible to the cover mess with soil, burying toxins contaminates the soil and makes it dangerous for plantings.

http://www.edmonton.ca/for_residents/garbage_recycling/what-can-i-recycle.aspx

http://www.dosomething.org/actnow/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-recycling

Some of your recyclables are very good for the soil.  A composting bin where you can recycle vegetable food scraps, leaves, lawn cuttings and egg shells reduces itself to a highly nutricious black soil.  This soil is very beneficial to your garden and to the earth.  Even a small composter will help to reduce the amount of food waste that is dumped unnecessarily into our landfills.  Black earth is an expensive product to purchase.  That nutricious soil comes to you via your own discarded vegetable waste.

Since it is environment week, please consider the beneficial effects of recycling for yourselves and for the earth.  There are many products that can be recycled and reused.  A healthy, productive garden is only one of the many benefits of recycled materials.

Written by Dr. Louise Hayes

June 7, 2013

Clean Air Day

Clean Air Day

Before the Air Pollution Control Act of 1955, ...

Before the Air Pollution Control Act of 1955, air pollution was not considered a national environmental problem. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Save the forest!  Save the trees!  Plant a tree a shrub a bush a flower.  These plants are our salvation, they are our clean air.

Save me, sighs the great planet, I need the forest for my lungs.  I need that immense diversity of plant life so that I can breathe.  It’s not enough to clean the air with anti-pollution devices. Cleaning the air doesn’t create oxygen.  I need the mighty forest, the green earth to breathe.

Breathe mankind.  The clean air keeps you healthy.  No airborne diseases and pollution ridden skies.  The clean air is your health and your life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOCy7FYwN6E

Almighty human, with your immense mind, your brilliant aptitude, your compassion and nurturing.  Save us, calls the Earths creatures.  This is our home!

http://www.sustainability.ualberta.ca/Events/EnvironmentWeek.aspx

One more tree to plant, one more life to save.  There are 7 billion people on the planet and those people need air to breathe.  Clean air.  No pollution, no war, no more deforestration.  The deserts are increasing and the sand gives us nothing.  Nothing to eat, no shelter, no life forms, no oxygen to breathe, no plants to create oxygen.  The increasing desert brings death to the planet.  This fabulous oasis in the universe can’t sustain itself without the forest.

http://www.edmonton.ca/environmental/programs/air-quality.aspx

A small oasis in the desert, is like the Earth in the universe.  All of that vast, uninhabitable space, with a minute amount of life giving force.  That is the Earth in this solar system.  A small planet of life amongst a void of rock and gases.

We are alone in the solar system.

The life giving forces of the planet are strong.  The creative force that creates life is still giving. Human babies are being born every second.  The human population of the earth is constantly increasing and there is less oxygen in the air.  More lungs demanding air to breathe and less oxygen to fill them.  More bellies demanding food and less aerable land to produce it.  More bodies needing fresh drinking water and a water table diminishing.

The Earth still provides at the maximum capacity that it can, but it can’t create oxygen without it’s plant life.  Plants and trees are essential to the survival of the planet and to the survival of all animal life forms on the planet.

It is not enough to say, plant a tree, but it’s a start.  We need to start.  Planting a tree provides shelter for animals and birds, shade for your grass and for your comfort, sometimes food and healing products for your bodies.  Trees help to take pollutants out of the air, they provide oxygen to clean the air and oxygen for our lungs to breathe with.  The mighty planet provides all, but sustainability is not enough.  We are producing humans at an alarming rate and these people need to survive.

More lungs needing oxygen, more bellies needing food.  How will you save yourselves, almighty human.  The earth is stretched and provides what it can, but you, almighty mankind, must save yourselves.  A tree for the Earth is a tree for yourselves.  A forest to save the planet is a forest to save ourselves.  We need clean air to breathe.

Save our forests, plant more trees.  Even your shrubs and bushes will help.

Your call to action:  share this post.  Participate in Environment week.  It’s only one short week to remind us of the dying planet and the need to save it.  One ecosystem, one forest, one week of salvation.  Heed the call, your garden is needed.  One more tree, one more chance.

http://cleanairmakemore.com/make-the-commitment/commit-to-one-day/

Written by: Dr Louise Hayes

June 5, 2013

Environment Week

Environment Week

http://www.ec.gc.ca/sce-cew/

Listen to the Earth song.  The rapture, the glory.  The song from the mighty planet, it fills our lives.  Hear the sounds of the planet, with joy, with gladness.  Great, bountiful Earth with songs of praises, songs of joy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCJ5DwPWIIw

The brilliant, beautiful displays of colour.  All the hues of the forest, all the vibrance of the meadows,  all the showy flowers and the cascading waters.  The Earth.  So magnificent, so powerful.  All life comes  to us from this mighty planet.

Here, you awesome planet, the oasis for us.  We live our lives with gratitude, with compassion. For the world presents itself with boundless  discovery!  Each day gives us the opportunity for more knowledge, more sport, more information, more aptitude.  The mighty Earth with its seasons and  changes.  The great, good Earth, how to praise it.

This week, this short space in time, we contemplate the protection of the planet. How to save it, how to save ourselves.  One short week of sharing ideas, information and knowledge.  Too little.  To take a week out of our year to concentrate on environmental protection, is  not enough time.  In the lifespan of the mighty planet,  the needs for protection of the planet is constant.

Constant striving for zero pollution, constant striving for human population control, constant striving to reduce the impacts of development.

Environment week praises the planet for all of life.

http://www.edmonton.ca/environmental/programs/environment-week.aspx

Thank  you, sighs the great planet, Earth, for the protection of that ecosystem. for unpolluted waters, unpolluted skies, unpolluted soil.  Thank you for no plunder, all life survives.  Thank you, almighty human, for compassion, nurturing, reforestration.  Without the forest, the planet will suffocate, it will die.  Without oxygen in the mighty ocean, it will die.

The mighty planet sighs, with the burden of pollution.  Too much for its natural abilities to recover.  Too much waste, too much plunder.  Too much hardship for the great planet.  It’s immense variety of animal life is being destroyed, it’s wonderful  forests, for air to breathe are vanishing,  it’s mighty oceans are dying.

Brilliant mankind, sighs the great planet.  Thank you for your efforts.  Each ecosystem is fragile, each is needed, each is a creation of its own divinity.  Each is a refuge to a world of it’s own.

Brilliant mankind, sight the great planet.  Thank you for environment week, even this small gesture, is worthy of praises.

written by: Dr Louise Hayes

June 4, 2013

International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity, May 22, 2013

http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/rforest/explore/divers.htm

http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=FFE36B6D-1&news=E6C6E159-C294-4B0A-9B0D-BD649501B2E9

Congratulations, you mighty human, this  is the day for the great planet Earth.   This is a day to celebrate the amazing powers of the planet.  A day for every living organism, every molecule, each plant, each animal, each species.  The great planet Earth, the wondrous creator presents it all.  All life forms belong to the great, good Earth and the great, good Earth continues to place life forms on the planet.  Fabulous good Earth with the creation of life and the mineral wealth as well.  Fabulous great Earth for biological diversity.

On this planet thrives a wealth of landscape, wildlife, plant life, sea life and human life.  On this planet  thrives a meca of diverse life forms of never ending wonder.  Into the brilliant past we go to discover the great days of dinosaurs.  Evolution unfolds with the passing of time.  How much time to discover the immense creation of the Earth.  How much time for the evolution of all species and the evolution of man.  The fabulous, great planet proves all.

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/international-day-for-biological-diversity

Since time began, the Earth covers it’s surfaces with life.  All kinds of life.  All different environments, for each ecosystem to thrive in.  All kinds of different species, since the dawn of life began.

The lengthy age of dinosaur was a creation of an age of biodiversity by far different from what the planet provides today.  The lush, warm environment that kept the reptile population growing and expanding was by far a different world than the wonder of creation that the Earth is today.  The dinosaur era lasted for millions of years.  When the dinosaur ruled the Earth it had no opponents.

Listen mankind to the heart of the Earth, it breathes and beats so softly.  Millions of years for the immense reptile, to perish by climatic changes, ice age, flood, dropping temperatures.  What lived past that survives to the next millennium.  Evolution changes our structure and our minds.  We are no longer the ice age man, with caves to hide in.  Now mankind steps onto the planet with skills, tools and more aptitude.

The world changed.   A sea dried and its life forms perished.  The  shifting, upheaval of ground altered the direction of rivers, created new plateaus, new plains, new mountains.  The temperature dropped and ice formed.

Brilliant mankind, breathes the great planet,  the story of creation has been told.  What if life comes before the dinosaurs, that is a mystery to you.  The great planet breathes and life springs forth, regardless….regardless.

Now  the planet sings with life everlasting.  The immense array of beauty and intelligence.  The pond sings, the evening sings, the skies sing, the oceans sing.  They sing the song of perpetual life.  They sing the song of the joy of living.  These many million years of bountiful life.

Oh, great, good Earth, with the powers of biodiversity, we hear you.  We see the joy and beauty of your creation.  Lucky are we to be the almighty human.  To find, to explore, to investigate, to revel in the beauty, the luxury, the awesome, the divine.

Here, almighty human, sighs the great planet.  These are the days of the almighty human.

All of the Earths creations come forward and say “Save us”.

written by Dr. Louise Hayes

May 23, 2013

The Garden – A room with a view

Sweetness!

thank you to gator woman at walkingwithaligators for nominating my blog  for the Super Sweet Blogging Award

The Garden – A Room With A View

When you look into your own stunning garden, what do you see? Is it the oasis of peace and tranquility for you? Is it that place where you find that quiet stillness? Does it nurture you, entice you, welcome you? Does it say to you, come here, come here, come into the garden!
Your garden is your own room with a view. When you look into that space, it’s your own stunning landscape that you’ve created yourself, that you see.
The fabulous colour, the blooms, the decor, the garden design and the fabulous foliage. This you create yourself. The never ending room with a view.
Your neighbour has a house there, but cleverly, you conceal that. What is that back garden gate for? Does it take you into the forest? Perhaps the orchard.
Logistically, your house and front yard take up about half of your property if your property size is 50’x100′. This gives you room for your backyard living space. To create the ongoing garden and to give the appearance of more and more space, you can put your forest or orchard outside of the back fence.
Why did out ancestors put in the garden gate? They didn’t necessarily own the land beyond the fence. The land implied, by the gate.
There’s an assumption implied by putting in a gate. The gate surely accesses something. Surely, when you open the gate, it accesses something that you can enter. It’s clever and it’s a trick you can use yourself. You can build your fence and put in a gate. The gate itself, implies that you have access to the land beyond.
You, also, can access the land beyond.
Build your fence several feet from your property line. It doesn’t have to be a high fence, but it can be. Chose whatever building materials you prefer, but be careful of light and shade. If it’s too dark, you’re plants won’t grow. Put in your gate.
Behind the fence plant your trees and shrubs, for your own forest. You can build a pathway through this garden and put in a bench. You should fence the back behind this garden as well so that you have properly claimed your own property. By doing this, you’ve given yourself the view you enjoy and your lucky neighbour has a beautiful view as well.
Some of us were raised that the garden is a yard. An expanse of grass. The expanse of grass has visual appeal, but offers no privacy. You can still have this expanse of grass, or/and a garden, the fence, the garden gate and the forest all on your property.
If the fenceline is too harsh for your taste, you can do a graduating garden, with shrubs closer in the yard, gradually incorporating trees as you move further back to your lot line. You can still put in a gate, by putting a break in the shrubbery and making a path to the gate.
Now follow the path into the forest.
Your call to action. Share this post. Perhaps you need to build a garden! For some fabulous inpiration and to help you choose your preference
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and also visit: http://freshome.com/2012/05/14/38-garden-design-ideas
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Louise Hayes
April 14, 2013

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Health Benefits of Fennel:

      • Increased Immune Function
      • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Slowing Aging
      • DNA Repair and Protection
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Alzheimer’s Protection
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Fennel is thought to reduce  flatulence, colic, urinary disorders, and constipation. The Anethole compound  which gives it most of its flavor is thought to alleviate inflammation and help  prevent cancer.

*Some of these health benefits are  due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Fennel, and may not necessarily be  related to Fennel.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Fennel: Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin  C | Calcium | Dietary  Fiber | Manganese | Iron | Potassium |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/fennel.php#oMIAqddtXSCZBAzB.99

 
Health Benefits of Ginger:

      • Increased Immune Function
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
      • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
      • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Ginger is known to help resolve  an array of digestive ailments, chiefly, gas and nausea. Ginger also has strong  anti-inflammatory properties that may cause it to help osteoarthritis. It is  also thought to help reduce and fight cancer, and is often used to alleviate  symptoms of the common cold and flu.

*Some of these  health benefits are due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Ginger, and may  not necessarily be related to Ginger.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Ginger: Carbohydrates | Vitamin  B6 | Vitamin  C | Dietary  Fiber | Magnesium | Manganese | Potassium | Copper |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/ginger.php#tFe58dLJY4Rz5e6h.99

Health Benefits of Daikon:

    • Increased Immune Function
    • Protection Against Heart Disease
    • Slowing Aging
    • DNA Repair and Protection
    • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
    • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Alzheimer’s Protection
    • Osteoporosis Protection
    • Stroke Prevention

*Some of these health  benefits are due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Daikon, and may not  necessarily be related to Daikon.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Daikon: Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin  C | Dietary  Fiber | Potassium | Copper |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/daikon.php#WGccJOEBBGfK6dlY.99

Health Benefits of Garlic:

      • Increased Immune Function
      • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Promoted Eye Health
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
      • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
      • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Alleviation of the Common Cold
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Crushed raw garlic contains an  antibiotic called allicin, thus, it is good to eat garlic when you have a cold  or flu. As a blood thinner, garlic is thought to promote cardiovascular health  and reduce the chance of heart attack. Garlic is also a

cholesterol lowering food

*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients  highly  concentrated in Garlic, and may not necessarily be related to  Garlic.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Garlic: Carbohydrates | Vitamin  B1 (Thiamin) | Vitamin  B2 (Riboflavin) | Vitamin  B5 (Pantothenic Acid) | Vitamin  B6 | Vitamin  C | Calcium | Dietary  Fiber | Magnesium | Phosphorus | Manganese | Selenium | Iron | Potassium | Copper | Zinc |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/garlic.php#VR1jqbF3w5voPBcG.99

Health Benefits of Eggplants:

      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Eggplants are high in  antioxidants and are thought to contain chemicals which can help reduce  cholesterol.

*Some of these health benefits are due  to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Eggplants, and may not necessarily be  related to Eggplants.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Eggplants: Vitamin  B1 (Thiamin) | Dietary  Fiber | Manganese |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/eggplant.php#CqCWbTCK0rvtgTPV.99

The Garden -water

The Garden -water

The Garden – Water

You’ve chosen your beautiful view!
For centuries of building and developing the land, the garden has been incorporated into the landscape as a pleasure. Yours to create, to relax in, to enjoy. The garden is so important to us that it brings with it many professionals. The nurseries, the landscape architect, the designer, the gardener and building trades who help you to create that perfect place.
Gardens with their flowers, their trees, the pathways, rock formations, the type of fencing, the garden gate, the fountains, statues, the water! The fabulous garden, with all of the creatures that it entices into your life. The butterflies, the hummingbirds and the other kinds of birds and animals. The garden is a home to many.
The importance of the garden cannot be underestimated. There are ancient world heritage gardens one of which can be visited at www.villadestetivoli.info/storiae.htm (look at his specially created view!)
There are also many botanical gardens in Canada, which tourist flock to see. A look at one of our most famous is Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC at www.butchartgardens.com/the-gardens. Go to the virtual tour and click on the photo for an interactive map of the garden.
Don’t forget the water! A waterfall, a fountain or the garden pond add to the pleasure of the garden.
Listen to the soothing sound of the water. The playful melody of the rushing sound that delights, refreshes, soothes your nerves and cools the air. Water is an important feature that can be incorporated in many ways. From a simple fountain that doesn’t take up much room, to a cascading waterfall that takes your breath away. Water in the garden is a curiosity, a enticement. It’s enchanting! People gravitate to the cool pools for another sense of wonder.
Are there fish? What are the plants? The water feature has a powerful effect on your senses. People wander off the paths to gaze into the water. They sit on the benches to watch the display of the fountain.
Is water a part of your garden? It can be. One site to visit for water feature equipment is www.graystonecreations.com
The garden pond can be an important focus for aquatic life. Since it can be small, it can be added to a small space. Garden ponds can be built in tubs with plants added. This adds another dimension to your garden.
Ponds are a life giving element. In nature, these sometimes small areas play host to a wide variety of plant, bird, animal, insect and amphibian life. Some species spend their entire life cycle in the confines of the small space that is the pond.
Frogs, in particular, love the pond. So do ducks, herons, turtles and other birds. To conserve the pond, as an environmentalist, is to conserve a complete ecosystem. All of that life, in that small space. Ponds thrive with life! That life is necessary to the planet and necessary to us as humans. Those areas are our water supply. The vegatation helps the Earth to breathe. The wildlife needs it’s sanctuary just as much as we do.
How do you incorporate that beautiful view into your own world? Build your fabulous garden! Protect and preserve your own fabulous space.
Your call to action: Share this post and consider a wild life protection agency. The ponds need your help. Wetlands and marshlands are diminishing world wide. You can help.
Please visit www.ducks.org for wetland conservation efforts.
written by: Louise Hayes
April 16, 2013

The Garden – Tranquility message

Good morning, brilliant mankind. What a glorious day this is!
The Earth is warming and the early plants are starting to bud and flower. The garden, your own awesome, awe inspiring space is welcoming you. Enter the garden! It’s for you. Your own inspiring place that you created yourself.
This is rest. This is peace.
The great, good Earth gives us this abundance of plant and animal life. The great, good Earth nourishes and creates. It nourishes our soul.
The quiet needs of the human are fulfilled in the garden. The peace, the serenity, the beauty, the constant calm, the meditative stillness. The garden is for the beauty of the Earth. It’s beauty that we crave and beauty surrounds you.
The Earth sighs, thank you mankind for planting a tree, I breathe for another day.
Breathe mankind.
Feel the warm breezes. Hear the nesting birds. Smell the fragrant flowers. See the beautiful array of colour. The garden touches your senses. It restores your soul.
Congratulate yourself on this fabulous place. You created it. It’s for you.
Now, bring in your favourite flower, or a scent that you just love. Place it close, where you can smell it, during the tranquility message. The arromatherapy will help with the effect of the message.
Go to www.calmsound.com, click on country garden and listen to the songs of your garden.

Now rejoice, mankind. All of that protected place, no matter how small your yard is, helps the Earth to rejuvenate itself. One more plant to protect the soil, one more tree to breathe. The fabulous Earth breathes from the plants, but also provides refuge and food for animal life as well.
Rejoice mankind, for your garden will bring animal life and might become a haven for nesting birds and butterflies. If you want to attract the wildlife, don’t spray your garden. Use mulch to reduce weeds around your plants instead. Sprays are extremely harmful to wildlife. If you’re interested in birds, a good site to go to is www.organicgardening.com. It has a section on attracting birds and preaches organic land use. You will be able to have a beautiful garden without the use of dangerous chemicals and pesticides.
If you enjoyed the tranquility message, the wonderful sound of the garden, you might also consider some botanical societies. You might also feel inspired enough to show your gardens. If you community competes in Communities in Bloom. visit www.communitiesinbloom.ca for more information about this exciting organization. If it doesn’t you might want to start.
Your call to action. Share this blog. We, the environmentalists need your support. The great, good Earth needs you as well. Please make a contribution in support of the planet. Donate to whichever environmental cause you like. You have more influence than you might realize. It’s not just one voice, one property.
Every piece of nurtured land is a contribution to the planet. Save us, brilliant mankind. You are the people. You have the power.
written by Louise Hayes
April 16, 2013