Monday, February 27, 2012

The Inner And Outer Gardens.

   So this is what I wrote back in mid-January:   Found this photo from three years ago about the same time the seed catalogs started to arrive in the mail. Oh  my, all the plans running around in my mind! What to plant where, what flowers for the hummingbirds and the bees, where to put in new vegetable beds...not to mention a henhouse. Then it hit me. This was the last year I actually had a garden. Three years ago. Hey, what happened to me?
   Then it started to dawn on me....rather than dredge through three years of "stuff" that obviously devoured my time and perhaps a bit of my Spirit.... I needed to look at how I felt NOW. And surprisingly I didn't have to look very far. All I had to do was barely scratch the surface and there it was.... my desire to tend my Spiritual Garden. Just like the land I live on, its been neglected for far too long. I've always felt that the inner and outer gardens mirrored one another. In that case, I have a mess on my hands!!! Ha ha ha
   So now is the time to take care of both. Working with the Earth and the plant energies has always been very healing. Now I need to do it with purpose. No more wandering off whenever I get distracted. Thats usually by drama, conflict and the like. And most of the time it isn't even MY STUFF! Its so easy to get caught up in another person's story. Or be pulled down by their negativity. That has to be dealt with. I have to find a way... the right way for me personally to be able to pull back and stand within my own space. And claim that space! Establishing my boundaries and reinforcing them so that "varmints" are kept out. I'll need a good fence for that.
    So back to the whole analogy of the inner and outer gardens. I need to build a physical fence to protect what I'm growing to eat.  I also need to build a spiritual fence to protect the energetic core of my Being, since that is what feeds and sustains me. Sounds simple enough, huh?  When I can protect both "gardening" experiences from external negative influences as much as possible....  then they're much more productive.  So I repeat, NOW IS THE TIME.  I refuse to wait any longer.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mulberry Face!!!

   I found the first ripe mulberries of the season today. And "yes", they are early. My grandson Wyatt definitely approves of the flavor.
   There is something so endearing about children with berry juice on their faces and hands! I just love it!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ahulee Commenting On The Subject.

   As you can see from the photo, Ahulee is trying to tell me something! Hes very vocal and expresses his opinion on a wide range of subjects whenever he gets a chance. Today it was my "container garden". This is the first time I've ever attempted one..... so I appreciate his input and encouragement.
   The decision to use containers is in response to the over-abundance of root-knot nematodes I have in the soil here. So I decided to change tactics to see if I can overcome the "enemy". I plan on applying that to other parts of my life as well......but I'll explain that in another post.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Striving For Balance.

   Originally I wanted to start this blog as a way to chronicle my efforts to create Balance in my Life. Needless to say, it didn't begin as planned. But I felt the time was right to bring it into physical reality.... so I went ahead and began the process. Quite a few things have been distracting me since that point in time. But the other week I took this photo and another of the half moon in the daytime sky. I find these images to be very inspiring. 
   Looking out into the western sky this evening I saw the delicate crescent Moon poised gracefully against the dark and I knew that it is now time to truly Begin.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Little Bit Of Spring.

   Woke up to the sounds of birds. LOTS of them!! Usually the cardinals and mockingbirds vie to be the first to sing in the morning..... but lately they have been deluged by flocks of robins and grackles. Unfortunately the number of robins is dwindling every year. They are wonderful to watch, especially when they fly. They're like little stunt pilots! So much fun to watch.
   They really are a herald of Spring.... which seems to be coming early this year!  All the trees are budding out, and some are dropping seed. The maples are particularly attractive, as you can see in the photograph above.  All is as it should be this time of year. New energy, new ideas, new life.......I'm surrounded by it. And reveling in it!!! Spring Blessings to All.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Roses For Malcolm.

   Three years ago I was given a little money to buy myself a gift. So... I bought a rosebush.  And it certainly LOVES where I planted it! Such healthy, strong growth and a profusion of beautifully scented blossoms. I usually gather them in good quantity and they perfume my home for days. It was under this bush that my cat Malcolm loved to lay. He has been gone for quite a few days now. And sadly, I don't feel that he'll return. So here are some of his roses to share with everyone. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Feeling A Bit Pensive.

   This is one of those days when I think very deeply about how I perceive the world around me and all the events that take place. And how I reflect upon my past experiences, present knowledge and future hopes to help choose each step I take along the Path of Life.
    This photo of Blossom captures that feeling pretty well! So I thought I'd share.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Today Is A Good Day.

      Every act of kindness and love, all things done from the heart with love, compassion or kind intent......... radiates that energy out into the world. It enters the energy field that surrounds our planet and expands. It grows and multiplies. In doing so, the whole of Earth is aided. Lifted up. And somewhere, another act of love and kindness is done.........and so the cycle repeats.
   No matter how small and supposedly insignificant you may think your action is...or are told it is...Know that it isn't. Every act, every breath in the name of Love invigorates the World. The actions you take from your heart of hearts are powerful. They cover the whole planet. And the angels applaud you.