Tuesdays of Texture | Week 13 of 2015

Every Tuesday I post a photo of a texture or the use of a texture and share a detail of my part of the world.  

I invite you to join in the fun of sharing an image of the textures around you by including a link to this post in your own post (you don’t have to make an exclusive Tuesdays of Texture post!).  You can also @ naramilee in twitter or instagram if you want to share an image from either platform. 
You can find an image you like during the week if you don’t have one today 🙂  


The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present.
Paul Scott

Last week I took a little off time for my birthday.

After a couple of rough personal days and a few set backs on the work side I was shaken.  It’s never the launching of a new product if there’s not blood involved and this time, among some other incidents that are not worth our time, I had to deal with a certain government agency that -for one- demanded scientific and trustworthy proof that plants are alive.

I mean.  I’m a biologist.  My face was like.  I’m sorry to go all teen on you but I CAN’T EVEN.

And they were straight up serious.

My brain’s first response was some rapid reeling towards the road of where can I find this in the internet, but after a few hours of receiving yet more ridiculous requirements I gave up with dignity.

I included a line in the explanatory document I had to submit stating that any person that successfully completed second grade knows that plants are alive and that I was not debating it because I needed my life to get simpler, not more complicated.  I then moved on to telling every soul that crosses my path about that moment when the last bit of faith I had in this government’s performance was shattered by someone who didn’t acknowledge basic science.

There was also a urinary infection that made me visit my primary doctor (automatically assigned by my health insurance, the one I had to change to last year) only to find out his course of action was to give me some labs to be performed in two months.  Because by then he would see if I was still alive and then probably start some sort of IV.  Whatever, I went to get a second opinion (I had to pay for it, because defending your life is costly) and that doctor gave me all the antibiotics of the world and I’m now trying to defend my urinary track to prevent further aches.

Anyway, I skipped Tuesdays of Texture without notice mainly because I didn’t knew I was going to my parent’s house.  My bad.

So, I’m sharing the contributions of the week before last:

Debbie shared a beautiful view framed by an amazing wall.

Klara shared an amazing shot of a bee inside a flower that has such a great macro that the skin of the bee is the winning texture in it.

Prior shared a beautiful mossy shot, but the great part of her post is the lovely story of the stranger turned friend that she met outside a building while waiting for her mother.  Love that kind of encounter.

Norm shared beautiful close shots of two amazing walls.

Have a great day!  I hope you have some shots to share 🙂





22 thoughts on “Tuesdays of Texture | Week 13 of 2015

  1. yprior1 says:

    Hi N – well in my view – you can always skip – especially for a b-day – or for defending the plant life thing – and ha – I was laughing at your humor “sorry to go all teen on you” – that was fun… but not fun to be healing up and all that so sending warm wishes your way –

    PS and just an idea… which you may already know… but for healing the stubborn microbes that cause UTI’s and other infections – here is an idea for educational purposes to share 🙂

    check out olive leaf capsules (powerful all natural antibiotic) –
    and oregano oil – you can get caps but the drops work really awesome — you put one drop under the tongue (3 or 4x a day) with a good carrier oil – like jojoba, grapeseed, flax oil, etc. – but oil of oregano is one of the most potent natural microbe destroyers) and then always use these with a good probiotic – especially if using the oregano oil – and the Nature’s Way brand of oregano oil suggests that if you use their oregano, which has 75% carvacrol – welt o make sure the probiotic u also take has some rueteri in it – which can be bought by them or a good “kefir” will also have some reuteri in it.

    A health mentor of mine also reminds us to grow oregano – easy and cheap – and while the plant may not offer enough potency for healing (like the oil or concentrate capsules do) by using it and having it on hand it is one more little thing we can ingest for the little things that add up to keep us strong.

    have a nice day


    • narami says:

      prior! I knew oregano was a great cleansing herb, but I had no idea of it’s antibiotic value! I grow oregano, the wild kind and there’s what we call “little” kind (it has really tiny leaves) in the area so I already love it for cooking (I can’t cook a red meat without it ) BUT I’ll make an effort to find the oils because I could use a boost. I have never seen them here though, so I think I’m gonna have to go web for it.
      On a side note: when chikungunya (rare desease attributed to mosquitos, attacks articulations and muscles – sounds much more biological weapon testing to me) attacked here people made a liquid organic remedy that contained beet, carrots and oregano among many other herbs.

      Thanks for this info! It’s very much appreciated! (Will share with my family too!)

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      • yprior1 says:

        thanks for the info on the “beet, carrots and oregano” and I am learning more about that too – I never heard of chikungunya, but I have heard of other nasty things that come from insects or spiders – and also heard it could have been bio war testing – or accidental contamination form just crop experimenting – who knows – but God is faithful and I am so grateful that He leads, feeds, and gives us insight as we travail….

        hope you have a nice hump day.

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  2. yprior1 says:

    these are the ones I like (can buy nicely priced at lucky vitamin, iherb, or slightly more at amazon)

    Nature’s Way Oregano Oil, 60 Liquid Vcaps
    Now Foods Oregano Oil 2 oz
    and I love this company, but have not tried their oregano yet –
    Source Naturals Wellness Oil of Oregano,

    and for olive leaf – I love Kroeger herbs – they also make a mix called “rascal” which might be a powerful thing to help you in addition to the antibiotics – which can be limited in scope. 🙂

    Kroeger Herb Rascal Capsules, 100 Count
    Kroeger Herb Co Olive Leaf Capsules, 100 Count

    other olive leaf options (and seriously, this stuff along with oregano oil heals stuff that pharm stuff can;t touch – and read they giardia, which is more common than we think, well it is healed 60% better with this)

    NOW Foods Olive Leaf Glycerite 18% Oleuropein
    Nature’s Way Olive Leaf 20% Oleuropein, 60 Vcaps

    and this is the probiotic that has stellar reviews

    NOW Foods Probiotic-10 25 Billion, 50 Vcaps

    but I use Jarrow, Kroeger, and two othe brands – kind of change it up – and I also drink Kefir – a little each day is powerful.

    (PS I know you are into health so you may already know it – this is just in case)

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    • narami says:

      I am very much into natural healing and healthy diets but this combinations are all new to me! My grandmother’s aunt lived to be 103 in a perfect lucid state and she ate whole bread with pure olive oil every day. She was from Spain and that’s a custom there. I used to love that snack.
      Anyway, I’m looking forward to finding some of these (crossing fingers I can get them, we can’t buy some things through the web).

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      • yprior1 says:

        oh I see – well I was forced to learn a bunch of natural healing tips last year because I caught something unique – turns out I learned all about rebuilding the body terrain – and ;earned that while sometimes we do have to attack the microbes that are causing the problem – most times there is impairment with the immune system that allows microbes to thrive – and so without knowing it – we need to work on the immune system.
        and you note that about your grand mom – and one of my favorite books (a bit old -from the 1990’s) is “your body knows best” by ann louise – and she has some awesome chapters – including one on understanding your heritage and blood type to determine the best kind of foods will work nest with your body – and well, also listening to your body too – but I bet that all natural olive oil fed her cells and adrenal system and brain to keep her terrain robust – and even the breads were likely different – well I could go on – but email me if you want the list I am working on – I have 42 things I have learned and it is a work in progress still – but I have shared it with a few folks just to chew un as they are a learning too 🙂

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      • yprior1 says:

        one more thing – this is from a guy (Mr. CS) that I learned so much from:


        Everyone has heard of Louis Pasteur. He is considered the father of the “Germ Theory of Medicine” and he invented the process of pasteurization. Pasteur said that “germs cause illness” and we have to attack the microbes. Amidst a group of physicians and scientists, Claude Bernard made the statement: “The terrain is all; the germ is nothing,” and then drank down a glass of water filled with cholera and didn’t get sick at all. When Pasteur was on his death bed he said “…the terrain is all” but no one listened, saying he’s a raving man, dying and this final statement of his was ignored”. For more information on this see this link called “The Lost History of Medicine” and you will find it to be a real eye opener, I cannot vouch that it is all true, but I tend to believe it and my current experiences are proving this out. The article also talks about Béchamp who has been expunged from medical history, too bad. Also, for a very, very fascinating read see this article titled simply “Terrain” (astounding read, honestly, if nothing else read this article).
        So there stood Western medicine at this great fork in the road, and ultimately they chose to go with Pasteur. And so began our war against the germs that plague us. But does this cure us?
        But don’t be down on Pasteur, his discoveries are important. He led others to introduce sterilization, disinfection, vaccines, and eventually antibiotics.
        However, Bernard said basically that germs do not cause disease. Look at this quote from “The Lost History of Medicine” which I have linked to above
        Germs Do Not Cause Disease
        The most telling “concept” that has ever crossed my desk is the quotation Dr Young uses right at the beginning of his book, “Sick and Tired”:
        If I could live my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat—diseased tissue—rather than being the cause of the diseased tissue; e.g., mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant. Rudolph Virchow (Father of Pathology)
        Do you understand the importance of this? When I read this quotation for the first time, it hit me like a brick. I’ve always known the terrain was the key, but I had always thought of the terrain as the immune system. I had had no idea that the proper terrain alone was, by itself, enough for perfect health. Nor had it ever occurred to me that the immune system was merely a backup system that took over when the terrain failed.
        I have come to the conclusion that Bernard was indeed correct “The terrain is everything” and furthermore I believe this quote to also be correct, “The immune system was merely a backup system that took over when the terrain failed”. Consider Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), MS, Alzheimer’s, Chrones Disease, Lupis, Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, and so on and their incredible upward ramp on the charts of those affected. We have failed to maintain our terrain by both neglecting it and poisoning it with our modern way of life. There is new thought on Cancer actually being a fungus, including Lukemia. Look up the term Pleomorphism and see what you think, do germs “get in” or are they simply made inside our body when the conditions are right.

        Thus, all of the natural antibiotics in the world aren’t going to cure me of (disease) because I have diseased flesh internally. I have a suitable terrain internally allowing (disease) to thrive, but that is changing.

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  3. creekrose says:

    happy birthday, i was wondering how come i didn’t get a tuesdays of texture post in my mail last week! now i’m going, you too are a pisces? 3 out of my family of 7 are, as well as old friends and new friends!
    hope you’re feeling better:: hydration, yogurt, rest, and cranberry juice usually help if it’s mild . . ..
    had a post for you last week 🙂 happy spring~~~

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  4. writingwingsforyou says:

    I always love your posts…especially Texture Tuesday…but what a wild ride on defending plants. I teach first grade, and we do plants too! Tell them they can visit my class any time. I’m sure six year olds would love to give them their opinions. (They’re quite good at it.)

    Happy birthday and may the rest of your week be sunshine and miracles and just plain ole loveliness. Enjoy.

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