•••• 🌿B € L L I S P€RR€NIS🌿 •••• "When you can put your foot on seven daisies, summer is come." Tomorrow is Litha; the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer. In this field of Eye of the Daie, Bairnwort, Bruisewort or the flower commonly known as Daisy, all they kept saying to me was to teach myself to be still, slow down and to just lay there for as long as I could. It's funny how bad you can get at something you once excelled at. Summer's message always seems to be to pile it all on and get it all done before wintry weather returns, but I feel as though that right at this time that would be a disservice to my own mental health. Being in the moment with what or who I'm with and being present in my own body at all times is the anthem I'll be singing over the altar of Summer. Season of Light, teach me again.
For the curious, Daisy is anti-inflammatory remedy for the upper respiratory system, a stimulant for the digestive system, a treatment for sore throats and the whole plant is edible. As a nourishing tea, the heads are a cold and bronchitis killer.