What an amazing summer day to go on a drive with the top down while making random stops for fresh dahlias or to forage for mushrooms in the forest. The crisp air and the vibrant green colors makes me fall in love with Washington all over again, even enough to put up with all the rain.
Douglas Fir: put the branches in a vase to embrace the forest fragrance or infuse them in a syrup for that Northwest taste.
Nettles: dry the leaves out and drink it as a nutritious tea (and don't worry the stinging is eliminated by drying or cooking) but wear gloves when you are picking them!
Morels: packed with B vitamins, vitamin D, and rich in selenium these are great for overall immune support.
Dandelion Greens: a great addition to a salad and the bitterness helps with digestion.
Moss Covered Twigs: put the twigs in a fancy vase and give a whimsical and grounding feel to your home.
Salmon Berries: rich in vitamin A and potassium, this berry would add an unexpected twist to the traditional jam.
Mud: rich in minerals and great at detoxifying your body, cover yourself in a light paste and wash off when it has dried. The most important part is to find quality mud either from a hot spring or mud that comes from a glacier for the highest purity.
Photography by Jared Duhon of J Duhon Photography