I love when animals come into my life and offer to share their wisdom. Turtle and I have always been deeply connected. And we’ve been lucky enough to meet on occasion, usually times when I need a little nudge or reminder, or during a time of transformation.
Snowdrops are reemerging from last weeks snow. I love how resillient they are in this time of seasonal transition, with temperatures varying from Spring-like to deepest Winter and sun more often then not obscured by cloud.
I am grateful to the plants that hold their green through out the winter. Moss. Pine. Rosemary. Uplifting us as we wander beneath grey skies. Reminding us that life and growth continues. That vibrant colors will return.
Spring is fully here...new green leaves, light rain showers, and the garden filling up with friends, old and new. I love being outside this time of year, hands in the soil, bare feet on the new grass, watching blossoms and change unfold.
Come walk with me in winter's garden. Grab your coat and scarf, and your wool hat if its handy. Bundled up we'll slip out the door into the frosty air, and head down the road until we come to a little gate in the hedge.
This time of year the mist fills the valleys, rolls across the fields, and dances between the trees. It blocks all that is not near, is not immediate, from view.
I saw his legs first. Knobby knees rising above cold river. Ripples, created by water moving past stillness, led my eyes upward.
Herbs are growing abundantly in the garden, so it is the perfect time to enjoy herb butters, as they are super tasty and easy to make.
Outside the days are grey and damp, but in the kitchen I just finished straining a batch of my favorite warming winter tonic, Fire Cider.
After a wet, cold summer, autumn has greeted us with sunshine and clear skies...the leaves are starting to change, and the days have become noticeably shorter. I've been out harvesting beautiful baskets of ripe elderberries, hawthorn, blackberries, and rose hips...