29 June 2014

oak moon wheel

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Welcoming in the New Moon with smoke bush, lupin, rowan, daisy and peony from the garden that overflows with abundance and lush growth.
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21 June 2014

under the solstice sun

summer solstice sun
...hello, time of light late evenings. hello, heat and barefoot days. hello, playtime and end of school. hello, lush fullness and everything saturated with life. hello, garden days, beach days and ice-cream sundaes. hello deep burgundy cherries, bright red raspberries and juicy sweet plums. hello to a certain person's birthday...

...hello, outdoor theatre and a midsummer night's dream. hello, to long lazy days, to picnics and barbeques. hello daytrips and dusty feet. hello, crickets, bugs and butterflies; to the fast-lane hummingbirds, cheeky chipmunks and ground squirrels that dig up our lawn...

...hello to summer, all that you are.
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15 June 2014

the sunday check-in

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seeing ...lightning flashes across the sky // dark clouds roll in // mists lift among the trees appearing to steam // sunlight glows golden on the mountainside // raindrops splatter against the window // water rushing, tumbling through the creek

hearing ...thunder clap // rain fall // the part muffled voice of narrated stories and the imps gliggling to the funny parts // dog barking, whining

tasting ...red wine // dark french press coffee // sharply sweet pink grapefruit // the crunch of toast

feeling ...the sharp pull of an overlong finger nail as it gets twisted // a sense of calm as I release what no longer serves me, this time more clear and defined than it has been in ages

smelling ...warm heady pine as sap rises and is drawn from the bark // damp air after the rain, ozone torn from the sky // freshly washed imps, hair still damp from the shower

reading ...bird by bird, writing down the bones, refuse to choose and let's pretend this never happened

pondering ...confusion and overwhelm as many threads converge, while others throw up more questions, though I recognise the signs of a creative u-turn, the Test just on that edge of escape velocity // creative practice and what form it should take as I explore and experiment with what works and what does not // the potent questions, what are your deep dreams? and what do you pack to pursue a dream, what do you leave behind?

visioning ...a meeting with Grandmother Crow // a clue to my next step on the bridge between where I am now and where I want to go
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01 June 2014

of hummingbird

rufous hummingbird
rufous hummingbird // Deon van der Heever

flexibility

swift movement

alertness

enjoying the nectar of life

giving & receiving of love

joyful living

lightness of spirit

sense of wonder

infinity

cause and effect

the medicine of flowers

faery realms

fierce independence

// further reading
Animal Speak, by Ted Andrews
Animal Spirit Guides, by Stephen D Farmer
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