First Garden by Kirsten Harris, Acrylic on Board

We all know that trees are the lungs of the planet, but did you know that it’s unhealthy to mouth breathe? Notice if you do it! Mouth breathing can cause of a lot of problems.

There is a fascinating new book on the subject called Breath by James Nestor which I thank my talented potter friend Richard Price for pointing me at.

I thought my long term cough was caused by the effects of years of oil painting but it seems that I had developed a habit of mouth breathing. The cough is miraculously disappearing with my awareness of this ‘dangerous’ habit.


Todays job – Order fencing material to fence off a swathe of land to plant trees and trust someone will miraculously show up to help me create the fence! Will keep you informed. I am on a tree planting mission!

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