Friday, December 23, 2011

Gifts from the heart

My friend gave me a German Smoker.
I have a collection of them.
When she saw this one she knew it was meant for me.
We think of each other when we shop.
We think of each other as we go about our days.
We bubble up in each other's minds.
We send blessings and look forward to seeing each other.

My friend and I have known each other since Kindergarten.
We are heart to heart friends.
I have been blessed with her friendship.
She is a forever friend.
We make a point to talk at least once a week.
Even if it is just for a couple of minutes
we check in with each other.
We try and see each other once a month.
We make an effort.
We value each other.
She loves the Ebony Jewel Wings too
and the butterflies, the bees and the birds
 that call my backyard home.
She wants to hear about my adventures
and shares her stories with me.
We laugh and cry together.
We are sister friends.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Artist Date

When I unwrapped the tree topper for my antique ornament
tree it was broken.
 I knew I would be shopping for a replacement.

Much to my joy I was able to find one today
when we went on our Artist Date.

My tree is now looking beautiful.

We went to a fun resale sale today.
 I have already made plans to go again
on the first Friday in January with a girlfriend.

In December I am selecting a card from
the Animal Divine Tarot deck each day.
This morning I chose Mama Cocha.

Before this morning I knew nothing about this Incan Goddess.
I knew nothing about the triskelion.

I am always open to learn.
I did a wee bit of research on this ancient symbol.
Today we associate the Triskelion with Celtic art from the iron age.
It is also known as the three legs of man. It is the symbol of Brittany and Isle of Man and Sicily.
 Once again I am reminded of three in one.  I look to my mind, my body and my soul. I  remember to seek balance.
I am so happy to know of this ancient Goddess of the Ocean.
So happy to connect once again to my inner life.

Last spring I bought a Mancala board at the second hand shop.
I thought I would use it for beads and buttons
since I did not know how to play.
A search at the library turned up a book that has instructions. Tonight we will attempt to learn.
 Artist Date continues after supper!

I have fallen in love with the Pterosaur.
I am learning about them.
I had always thought they were called Pterodactyls.
I am learning differently.

I think I need another Christmas Tree.
A Swan Tree would be so lovely
and I need a Tree to honor the good Dragon.
 I think a Pterosaur Tree would be cool.
I will be shopping.
I found a spot in the hallway
 a few trees could spring up.

My Artist is ready to create!

Friday, November 11, 2011


It is Indian Summer.
Warm breezes are spinning the wind spinner

I have the sniffles.
I believe in fresh air and sunshine for when I have a cold.

I was so happy to see a butterfly I forgot about my sneezing
for a few minutes.

I am drinking echinacea tea and lots of orange juice.
I am resting in the sun.
I am reading.

I am learning.

There is much to know.

I have many questions.

I forget I am sick
when I am far-far away.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Meditation with the birds

Once again I meditated outdoors.

Once again I sat in the sun with the birds.
The time I spend in silence with the birds
fills my soul with joy.

I chose Hawk this morning from
my deck of Medicine Cards.
Hawk is the messenger.
It is up to me to listen
to be aware.
It is up to me not to be blinded by the light.

I have learned to trust.

I have learned to laugh. 

I know how to have fun.

I look and am delighted.
Each day I see a butterfly
I am blessed.
Birds and butterflies fill me with gratitude.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Magic in the air

Each day the butterflies are in the gardens is a blessed day.
We have had a few light frosts.

The marigolds have been outstanding this year.
They are my marigolds....seed to seed for many, many years.
I once again took my yoga to the deck.

Once again I took my meditation outdoors.
I wanted to be with the butterflies and birds.

The colors mix with the scent of wood fires.
I am reminded of long ago bonfires.
I can hear laughter in the Northern wind.
I am filled with October's magic.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Butterfly Meditation

The water in the bird baths was frozen this morning.

We had covered the flowers and squash last night.

I am so happy we did.

When it warmed to 60 degrees this afternoon
I brought Black Swallowtail to the deck.
We said our goodbyes.
I sat quietly and watched the butterflies.