By Natural Advocate | May 31, 2013 - 2:42 pm - Posted in Here Nor There

So my husband and I noticed a tree that’s sort of tucked away amongst a bunch of other trees in the woods on the side of our house has massive yellow blooming flowers on it that are GORGEOUS.  We’re not sure how we missed this before as I’m sure it’s bloomed before in June!

I’m posting a picture of it here. If anyone has an idea of what type of tree it is, please feel free to comment!  I’d love to know how to care for this tree since we just pulled a bunch of invasive Japanese vine off the tree and are wondering if now it’s healthy enough to bloom and wasn’t before (hoping that we weren’t really that oblivious to the nature around us before).

The first picture is from a slight distance and then I took a good closeup of the yellow blooms as well. We live in Northeast Ohio if that helps.  Oh and the flowers are somewhat fragrant, just a slightly sweet and spicy scent that they give off.

Single Flower

FLowering Tree

By Natural Advocate | January 1, 2013 - 7:00 am - Posted in Here Nor There

It’s the NEW YEAR TODAY.  How does it feel to officially be in the year 2013? I remember when anything starting in the teens in the new millennium sounded so “futuristic” to me!?  But now here it is and we’re officially in the teens in the 21st century.

It’s hard to believe that a whole year has passed us by so fast. This is a great reminder to really live life to its fullest and just enjoy every moment you have in this beautiful world though.  Every year I think over the past year and the challenges and opportunities it has brought me, and this past one definitely had its share of both!

Let’s look forward to a new and wonderful year full of opportunities, fun, happiness, fulfillment and peace.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

By Natural Advocate | July 22, 2012 - 9:22 am - Posted in Here Nor There

Just wanted to take a moment to put aside herbal and natural health news and put out our sincere and heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families and friends who were shot and killed or wounded in the Colorado Batman Dark Knight movie shootings.

It is a senseless act of violence by a young man who appears to be very mentally ill. Could it have been prevented?  Most of these things cannot.  But one can look for signs of serious mental illness, delusions of grandeur and detachments from reality in those that they love to help prevent these sorts of tragedies from occurring.

Even then, it is impossible to gauge what someone will do in the future. This is truly a senseless loss of life, trust and happiness for so many and our hearts go out to those affected.

By Natural Advocate | April 8, 2012 - 12:50 pm - Posted in Here Nor There

Hello all Herbal News readers!  Spring is here and so is Easter day.  No matter what you celebrate, I wanted to wish you a wonderful Sunday with family. We’re about to head out to our family’s home and it’s a bit gloomy here, so I’m hoping some sunshine peeks through the clouds to give us a bit more cheerful of an Easter Sunday to enjoy.


By Natural Advocate | December 24, 2011 - 6:48 pm - Posted in Here Nor There

I wanted to take this time to wish each and every HerbalNews reader a Merry Christmas. Regardless of what you celebrate, this is a season for giving.

I particularly enjoy giving presents to my family now that I’m older, and I really enjoy also giving what I can to support those in need who really can’t have as nice a holiday as some of the more fortunate.

I try to remember that this should be a way of life for all of use year-round and work every year to give what I can to charities in need. Let’s make this a great holiday and remember what we’re thankful for.  Yours in health, wellness and everthing natural –


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