To Inspire, Transform & Heal

Linda Wiggen Kraft
Creativity for the Soul


Persimmon Moon Mandalas

Although it’s a few days past, I want to rename the Harvest Moon, the Persimmon moon. On Sept. 23rd, the day of the full Harvest Moon, I created a persimmon mandala to honor the time of year and the time of sweet harvest.

Sweet Nectarines – From My Garden

My nectarine tree looks beautiful in a garden bed in the front of house. It is lovely simply as a good looking tree, but it also shares its sweet fruit for a week or so in July. Getting the fruit from tree to kitchen isn’t always easy. It’s a race between the bird, squirrels, bugs and me to see who gets to eat the prized fruit. This year I got the prize.

School Garden Dreams – The Edible Schoolyard

When I got to visit the original Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley for the first time last summer, it was like going to Mecca. And now looking at these photos lets me dream of upcoming spring, my vegetable garden and all the school gardens that will soon be growing.

Persimmon Pleasures – Part Two

A few months ago I discovered that I could save the native persimmons from my backyard for puddings and bread.  A few weeks ago I discovered another type of persimmon while walking my son’s and his fiance’s dog when I visited them in California.

Persimmon Pleasures

The old native persimmon tree (diospyros virginiana) in my back yard was large and full of thousands of one-inch diameter persimmons the first year we moved in twenty years ago. Every year since then the tree has faithfully shared its apricot flavored peach colored fruits, only to leave me bewildered about what to do with […]

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