Cycles of life

I have been contemplating the cycles of life.  That is one of the advantages of age, you get to live long enough to actually see the stages and cycles.  It  really is not linear, it is a circle.  An interesting way of charting your cycles is by charting your progressed lunar phases.   This is an astrogical process of discovering the phase of the moon you were born under and following the phases through the life cycle.  Finding Our Way Through the Dark, by Demetra George has some excellent charts that can help you find your own cycles. 

Timing is everything.


I went to John Day today.

What a beautiful trip.  That is one of my favorite drives, through Prineville and over the Ochochos through Mitchel, Picture Rock Canyon, Dayville, Mount Vernon and John Day.  You can stop at the Painted Hills and Sheep Rock, sections of the John Day Fossel Beds for astounding views and great litte museums.  John Day has the Kam Wah Chung museum, a tiny little Oriental outpost, home and office of Doc Hay, a famous Chinese doctor that practiced there for many years.  We got quite a nice lunch at the Outpost in downtown John Day, and on the road to Canyonville, there are a couple of fun antique shops.

Glenna Lange and I are going to take a tour class there for Central Oregon Community Education Department. in May sometime.  This was our pretrip.  We will go on a bus and we will stop at Sheep Rock and John Day at the Kam Wha Chung museum.  We will talk a lot about plants we see on the way, eating and healing with the wild plants.  It will be fun.

I have another class coming up soon that I teach through COCC Community Education.  On November 12, Saturday, 9 to 4 is Gardening Under Cover.  Register with the COCC office.