Good morning from my perch in Mauritius!
With tea, fresh bread and a strong breeze,
I bring you my latest report from the village of Flic en Flac.
It rained for most of the second week after I arrived.
Flooding rain that takes down trees
and squatter villages.
In between storms, I would go for walks to collect things,
getting visually acquainted.
The way to the pastry shop
(as always, a priority on my list…)
Pine, Pomegranate and Palm
A cactus security fence
This branch came from a fallen Baobab,
known as a symbol of peace
and non violence,
downed by the deluge in Port Louis.
To practice French
a skill that needs to be in working order for the research
and to make friends
(another two important priorities)
Mr. Roy calls this one a ‘wild plant’
a twisting vine that I found on the cliff path
that hovers by the sea
I have been reading about plant-based healing traditions
tinctured from wilderness vegetation
and grown in kitchen gardens
Much to learn from the wisdom of traditional medicine here
Hard to go wrong with a name like that
Fushia flesh and tongue burning sweet
Still making things everyday
Wedding sari shopping
With the storms lifted, it is full force over here.
Sending you Indian Ocean sunlight and Wild Plant embraces,
if you would like to know more about my current project,
which is the purpose of my expedition to Mauritius,
please click here.