Echinacea is a flowering herb part of the daisy family.
It is used mainly to ward off infections like cold and flu, but does work for any time you are just not feeling up to the mark.
I find it very helpful. I work in a UK owned bar, we have a lot of customers who have come over from the UK and they usually bring the infections with them, I take start taking Echinacea before I start work , and this usually keeps me cold and flu free so that I can do my job.
You can now buy Echinacea almost anywhere and it comes in tablet, liquid and even tea form.
The sea has a very calming effect on me, I just love when I wake up in the morning and can look out at the sea.Every day it is different, depending on time of day and weather. These are all pictures I have taken of the Atlantic, and all look different.
These are pictures of buildings I have seen on my travels in Tenerife. A bit Mediterranean looking, really brightens the areas up, and has a feel good factor.
When I was watering my herbs this morning I spotted a moth on the parsley, it had nice markings, I don`t really know what kind it is, I have only seen white cabbage moths on my herbs, they usually lay their eggs on the leaves and the hatched caterpillars then eat my herbs, not sure what the moth was up to ,just sitting quietly when I took the picture. I decided to just let things be meantime and check in a few days to see if it has laid eggs. If anyone knows anything about them please let me know.
Cut a lemon or orange in half, scoop out flesh, fill with salt, you can add cloves if you like as I did, I really like how they smell.
This gives out a nice aroma, is very cheap, environmentally friendly and will last about 2 weeks, you can display in a nice dessert glass.
Last night while watching tv we had a visit from a gecko, it was on the kitchen ceiling. I guess it measured about 8cmm, the ones we see here are usually quite small. I do not mind them being in the apartment as they eat mosquitoes, and are really cute.
The leaves are so vibrant and all on the same tree. Reminds me of Autumn in the UK.
These are pictures of variegated foliage.