Mushrooms and Magic

"Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth and yawned once or twice, and shook itself. Then it got down off the mushroom, and crawled away in the grass, merely remarking as it went, 'One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter.'" 

Photo by The Curated Feast

Photo by The Curated Feast

The mushroom brings magic, and the act of foraging is always a grand journey of discovery—and in Alice’s case—choice. I am working with @wholefoodsnorcal today to promote awareness for the @RidgeTrailproject, an organization whose mission it is to plan, promote and sustain a connected trail on the ridgelines around San Francisco Bay. 🌁

One of the closest points to the ridge trail in Santa Cruz is a significant ceremonial space, Mount Umunhum. 🕊⛰ For the local Amah Mutsum (Ohlone) tribe, this is the place where creation began. 💬✨ For millions of years, this point has been shaped by the influence off the San Andreas fault system, and the name means resting place of the hummingbird. According to the Amah Mutsun, the name “Umunhum” comes from the sound of a hummingbird’s beating wings.

You can choose to help protect access to spaces like this. When we do, we stay connected to the realm of caterpillars, hummingbirds, creation stories, and new life. 🍄🔥🌿☀️

If you shop at Bay Area Whole Foods Market locations on Thursday, April 19th, 5% of your purchase will be donated to @RidgeTrail! Visit for more.

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