The gackles  flew wildly with the turtles in tow , cackling and screeching “we will break them on the stones for the master”. Happily for Phinny and Jameson , the sweet dew that had dripped on them while they slept made them a bit slippery, so as they sailed over a valley of thorny bushes the gackles lost their grip on Jamey first , then Phinney. They found themselves falling , as they fell Phinney screamed “tuck Jamey tuck”! Landing in the thorny bushes which were soft , and soon delicious, they were a little dazed “are you ok Phinny “?   Phinny had bounced a little but said “yes I believe I  am, how about you Jamey”? Jamey looked over his shell “not a scratch Phinny”. The gackles were above trying to find them , but they were well hidden by the purple and white thornbushes so the gackles couldn’t see them and gave up trying. “I think were safe now Jamey,but I’m hungry ” Phinny complained while trying a bite of the soft thorns on the bush, “mmm Jamey these are delicious ,try one”.Soon the boys were full and refreshed and ready to travel again./ Muse corner/Pride is the catalyst to a lifetime of regret./ Namaste LMI

Snow turtles and Gackles

Part 4/ A gentle mist like rain, warm, and soft, fell upon the sleeping shells of Phinny and Jamey, slowly waking them. “Untuck Jamey”, Phinney whispered,”what is this coming down”? Jamey wondered ,”I can’t imagine Jamey”, “its warm and tastes sweet Phinney , taste it”, Jamey insisted Phinney stuck out his tongue and inhaled,”my it is sweet, sweeter than ripe snow berries”, Phinney exclaimed. “Well we best get up and keep moving Jamey”. So the snow turtles pushed through the strange and mystical valley, experiencing and tasting new and wonderful things .Soon black and red birdlike creatures appeared large and circling above them cackling wildly, “Stop the snow turtles “, the gackles surprised and frightened Phinney and Jamey” TUCK” Phinney shouted. As they were tucking the Gackles swooped and snatched the beautiful snow turtles, and flew away with them,”drop them in the fields of stone”, they screeched excitedly. To be continued part 5 coming soon/ Muse corner / Illuminating moon, round as a ball and bright as a babies laugh. LMI Namaste

Catnip or Catmint uses

Catnip, although it has a pungent, unusual odor and taste, its medicinal  value should not be underestimated, it highly effective for a variety of ailments. As a tea it is useful for anxiety,insomnia, and colic , place or fill dried herb into a tea ball place in pan with 1 to 2 cups distilled water (always) bring to a boil , then shut off and seep for 10 minutes then drink for babies pour into a bottle or sippy cup w/1/4 to 1/2 tsp.molasses.If a fever is high or present in a child or adult a catnip enema will bring it down post haste .Since catnip is known to kill bacteria, viruses, and parasites it should be useful as a tincture which is a form I prefer , I really love tinctures they are so easy to prepare you can take any clean jelly or jam jar fill 3/4 with any dried herb or combination of herbs cover with 80 proof or better alcohol any kind, I prefer brandy, but have used vodka,  and or everclear .Then you will place in cupboard out of light,turn upside down 1x a day for 7 to 10 days and viola strain and place in clean tincture bottles which can be purchased at your local health food store. Hope this is helpful to my readers and as always Namaste/Muse corner /When a woman closes her heart to a man, Wild stallions cannot restore it ,It builds a wall of steel so high, no seeker will ever scale it . When a woman gives her heart to a man,No force on earth can steal it ,When fed with truth and tenderness no other can deceive it./             LMI