Four mot-mots in my tree, what!!!  All these two years, I’ve been seeing one mot-mot, about once a month. And then this morning, I heard a big sound, like something dropped from a tree. I almost didn’t bother to turn around, but I did, and when I looked up, there was the mot-mot! I feel like he dropped something on purpose, to get my attention. Could that be? But not just one mot-mot, four!!! Wow! All green bodies, green, forked tails at the end, and all with blue, sparkling heads, hanging around a huge nest in the back garden. It’s interesting because the first mot-mot, last year, had a black tail, but these have green. I wonder if their tails change color as they age?

Speaking of changing color, I noticed when I was in the States and using a cheap commercial shampoo, it would wash the henna out of my hair immediately. It’s nice to get back to my home-made shampoos which do no stripping!

Recipe of the Day – DIY shampoo


8 oz.water

3 T. aloe vera

3 T. castile soap

1 tsp. avocado oil

1/2 tsp. coconut oil

20 drops essential oil of choice – I used rosemary today

2 tsp. dried rosemary

2 tsp. dried rose petals

Directions: Pour the water into a dark-colored glass bottle, if possible, then add the rest of the ingredients, shaking often. Shake before using.

Word of the Day – champu- shampoo

Tip of the Day – You can use this forever. You never have to use commercial shampoos. I’ve been using my natural ones for years and years.

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