60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: If You Can’t See it Does it Exist?
by Diane Wyzga | May 17, 2023 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Canberra, Australia!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday and your host, Diane Wyzga.
Here on Whidbey Island the Pacific Rim Institute is home to prairie, savanna and forest where PRI grows 50 species of rare native grasses and flowers including camas. Native across the Pacific Northwest, the stunning violet-blue flowers of camas historically lit up prairies, marshes, and oak savannahs. Camas once dominated open clearings maintained by first nations people who carefully tended large grasslands to maintain optimal growing conditions. Bulbs were dug in the fall and pit roasted to break down the inulin into simpler sweet caramelized sugars, providing a staple food for thousands of years.
When I visited PRI in early spring there was no camas to be seen. Did they exist? Indeed they did but they had not yet manifested. The bulbs were lying in wait for the right conditions of sun and warmth and rain to bloom.
Practical Tip: We tend to think in terms of something existing or not existing. But that is not reality. If you pay attention you’ll know that what you are waiting for is there, it’s hidden, you won’t see it until the time is right, but it exists. Guaranteed!
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Stories From Women Who Walk Production Team
Podcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story Arts
Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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