February 6th, 2023; weather perfect with a strong downdraft

Photo by Katie Michaelson

My Katie,

We noticed you’ve been painting trees again. We want you all to know you are all connected to the trees, plants, animals, soil, and all things of the earth. Many are but one.

You wept. I’m glad. You never took time to grieve.

Katie, the long walks around…



My Valentine’s Day 10-Word Stories are just in time for your afternoon tea.

My African violets by Katie Michaelson

❤️ Story #1

You are the death of me, Count Dracula — blood forever.

❤️ Story #2

Valentine Valentine, lend me your ear, mine can not hear.

❤️ Story #3

You are my sunshine, so don’t fall asleep while working.

❤️ Story #4

Be my Valentine and you can…



Here is a rare opportunity — a conversation between Michael Tierra and Rosemary Gladstar.

Photo by Katie Michaelson

Michael offered the first long-distance herbal certification program, which I took like 371 years ago. Rosemary is the Herbalist whose books I most recommend.

These two and a few others teach responsible ways to harvest and…



Katie Michaelson

I’m a retired therapist who specialised in parenting. I write on the edge of verse and prose about plants and people and simple things.