About Planting green dreams





Grab yourself a cup of tea and en-joy or rather find JOY! That is what I try to do, be in joy, en-joy, find joy…. For life is too short

As in the words of my favorite poet

“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happened better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb. (Don’t Hesitate)”

Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems

I’m a soon to be 44  year old country living, mama. I run a small school of herbal medicine out of our home. We spend our a lot of summer days wildcrafting, growing medicinal plants and making medicine. I’m also passionate about taking photos…nature and children mostly, but landscape also.  Photography is one of many creative outlets for me, I pretty much enjoy participating in anything creative. fiber arts, sewing, paper crafts, jewelry making, designing clothing…

My daughter Zoe is almost 11. She is passionate about music! She plays guitar, ukulele and drums…and enjoys pop music the most. She also likes manga, graphic novels, reading (mainly distoptian fiction) fashion design and baseball. She LOVES baseball!

We both love toad trips and international travel. We are lucky to have been on some good adventures…and look forward to much more travel in our future.

This year after a few good years at the Hilltown Charter  School we are returning to homeschooling! She is in 6th grade.


things we *heart*

red shoes, red boots, red leather mary janes for the little one, mushrooms and toadstools, gnomes, hedgehogs, Mary Oliver, peaches, raspberries, agnes’ pomegranate cordial (infact anything pomegranate), kittens, spirals, vintage suitcases,tattoos, Provincetown, good books, globes, maps, georgraphy, travel, adventure…..these shoes were made for walking!

and yes that is a Mary Oliver poem I have tattooed on my arm…It is the beginning and end of the poem “Why I Wake Early”



Photos on this site are copyrighted by Tony(a) Lemos and may not be used or duplicated in any form whatsoever without the express written permission of the photographer.


4 thoughts on “About Planting green dreams”

  1. Hi Tonya,

    I like your blog! You take amazing photographs of food! I think a lot of people visiting my site LocalGreenie.org would be interested as well. Do you want to do a link exchange? I’ll add you to our ‘Local Links’ section.

    Looking forward to reading (and seeing) more…



  2. You have a magical site, I’m enjoying your photos and sharing your ideas! What state do you live in? I am a massage therapist, herbalist, homeschool mom of five from Idaho.

  3. I’m so glad to see your site and that you will be doing book reviews! Zoe is absolutely gorgeous. What a magical childhood she is having. I am so happy to be able to follow along your journey! Blessings and light,

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