about me

I am a self proclaimed amateur naturalist searching for beauty and utility in every crack in the pavement and abandoned lot. I seek out the mushrooms growing along the trees and fill up bowls of water daily for the birds and the feral cats, perhaps a possum or two.

I am an avid herbalist and an obsessive gardener. I believe in finding the medicine you need in what surrounds you whenever possible. For years I studied Western herbs, and then for many more years I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine’s vast pharmacopeia. Clearly studying herbs is a lifelong pursuit of mine.

I live in a city. A very hectic crazy city. Within the chaos you will find me searching for the bits of beauty and sanity that nature presents. I am hoping to connect with other makers, growers, observers, thinkers, list makers and seed collectors.

I have another blog over on my acupuncture website, if you want to check it out click here!

Thanks for looking,

Kristen Dilley

PS. All of the photography on this blog unless otherwise noted is by me. If you want to use it elsewhere you should contact me.   All material on this blog unless otherwise noted as being someone else’s is copyright protected.

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27 Responses to “About”

  1. Eli Says:

    I love your blog. I can’t wait to read more.

  2. Charlotte Says:

    This is a great blog and I shall follow from now on. Keep on posting!


    1. Thanks Charlotte! I loved your blog too, the pictures are stunning and it really made me want to travel!

  3. Cynthia Says:

    Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a comment. I have recently become very interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine after spending the past 15 years studying herbs and their many uses. I look forward to following your blog and reading more. I am enjoying it already. 🙂

  4. autumnbelle Says:

    Hi, Dilley. Thanks for viewing my blog. I like your blog and what you are doing now. Very interesting. Do drop by occassionally to share info. Please correct me if I am wrong. Cheers!


    1. Thanks for your kind comments!

  5. cailtin Says:

    Hey there,

    Finally some down time to cruise through newly discovered blogs. Thanks for stopping by on my site and commenting. Always nice to meet fellow garden bloggers. Keep up the good work


    1. Hi Cailtin, Thanks for checking out my blog and for your kind words! I’ll be stopping by again soon to look at the beautiful photography of yours.
      K


  6. Wow, where do you get your energy. Are you hiding the wizard in your closet? Great site.


    1. it’s because of the great acupuncture treatment I got last week! xoxo thanks for looking!

  7. sara elise Says:

    it’s so beautiful kristen. i love coming here.


    1. Thanks Sara for coming to peek around! Maybe you would like to post some photos someday?!

  8. jphoenix Says:

    Why have I never followed you here before??? I love it here. It’s beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  9. zoey Says:

    Kristen,
    Beautiful photo, and I love what you write about your work. So inspiring.

  10. kathy Says:

    oh Kristin!!!
    i had no idea you were doing this! how wonderful! and how do you find the time?


    1. Thanks Kathy! This blog is a wonderful distraction from my studies, although thankfully the overlap is there! xo

  11. loren Says:

    Kristen I love your blog!!! so impressed. how did you find time to do this in all your bussiness??? I love love love it!


    1. Thanks Loren! Somehow this blog keeps me in touch with myself as my work gets crazier and crazier! Thanks for looking around, and I hope to see you soon. xo

  12. Jane Buchanan Says:

    Lovely Kristin!

  13. Rbasso415 Says:

    So happy I stumbled upon your site. Am always envious of people with green thumbs. I, myself, can’t grow weed. But am nonetheless inspired.


    1. Thanks for the visit! You can totally get a green thumb. Really!

  14. Joanne Seale Says:

    Interesting blog, will add to my google reader! You may find some similar postings on my blog here http://www.phloem.co.uk

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