Over the weekend I took a great herbal class on treating Lymes Disease with David Dalton of Delta Gardens. I have known David for several years now and enjoyed his work. His "Stars of the Meadow" book is fabulous for those interested in Flower Essences. The class was great. Now I am ready to start practicing the treatment process in my herbal practice.
Meanwhile back at the ranch well in New Hampshire to be exact our good friends Deb and Bob and their girls had Zoe for the day. They took her to Plum Island.
Plum Island is a small barrier island just off the extreme northeast coast of Massachusetts and is part of Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, and Ipswich. The residential part is mainly Newbury and Newburyport. The island is named for the hundreds of beach-plum bushes growing everywhere. The island is separated - barely - from the mainland by the Parker River; the northern tip is at the mouth of the Merrimac River. Most of Plum Island (the southern part) is the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, but the northern portion is densely settled with both year-round and seasonal residents. Virtually the entire oceanfront is beautiful public beach, although much of it is accessible only by foot. There are boardwalks in the Refuge that take you through the dunes and out onto the beach; these are great for sightseeing or birdwatching or just calming down.
This is somewhere we have to go again. Zoe had a blast and it sounds beautiful!