South Carolina has a treat in the fall, these beautiful sweetgrass plants are a delight!
Many native tribes in North America use sweetgrass in prayer, smudging or purifying ceremonies and consider it a sacred plant. It's usually braided, dried, and burned.
"Sweetgrass represents positivity, strength, connection to the Creator and all our relations. It represents the Mother, our mother, Mother Earth...In the Cree-Ojibway culture, for example, the three braids of the sweetgrass can represent love, peace and harmony or mind, body and spirit." https://traditionalnativehealing.com/native-american-sweetgrass-its-meaning-and-use
I tried to braid three reeds - hoping to grow the love, peace and harmony in my life. I'm sharing these three pictures as a way for you to experience the beauty of sweetgrass and increase the positivity, strength and connection to the Creator and all your relations.
As I walk around Myrtle Beach, I see these sweetgrass plants everywhere and I'm overjoyed with appreciation of beauty.
Is there any fall beauty which increases your strength of appreciation for beauty?