Patches of moonlight and the sweet smoke of cedar pours over the dark brew. Subtle and careful hands stir the elixir adding Spirit and blessing with every stroke.
Inspired by my wife’s long love of herbs, I carved this herbalist’s scoop from witch hazel, a powerful astringent. In times past witch hazel was used as a divining rod for finding water. I can see why given its love of moisture, growing only where water is abundant. Witch hazel is a quiet but strong tree growing in groups which I like to think of as sisters.