It's a windy overcast day..
At 63 degrees, it's not cold but the intermittent rain that falls
makes the temperature seem colder.
I sit here, in my little wagon with the door wide open,
to better feel the breeze,
to breathe in the incredible energy that this magic day brings.
I love to sit in here and let my mind wander.
The colorful sheets and curtains I have hanging right outside
fly around and
Music from the many wind chimes
masks the whistling the winds makes as it dances over the trees.
(As a child I was terrified of that whistling/ howling sound. In my mind it was a giant invisible monster that would whirl you up and gobble you down.) It was warm last week... Hot even, high 80s. Since my dad has gone, I've found myself outdoors more often. Raking, watering, talking to the plants and trees,
letting the smell of wet soil and warm sun push the sadness away.
I've been creating some garden art lately...
made from an old bowl and a dollar store waste basket...
Spoon and fork wind chimes
from yard sale utensils ..
and a tin fairy house covered in moss
(also a yard sale find)
are the products of my imagination right now...
Oh! As I write this, I hear the drops tapping away at the roof..
sounds so incredible!
For years the garden was dormant I thought a lot of the trees would have to come down, dry as they were,
no amount of watering seemed to help. They all seemed to be in a weird period of waiting... Wondering . Now everywhere I look new life is springing up..
An orange tree covered in blossoms and bright green leaves Pomegranate.
and lime trees
all pushing forth
beautiful delicate growth.
Last week as I pulled weeds and dodged bees I realized
that I'm grateful
and for the promise of what's to come.
(I think the universe heard
my word of the year...)
Now as the day begins to melt away
the chill really starts to build..
how was is so hot last week!?
This weather is so bizarre.
It's getting cold in this gypsy wagon...time to go inside I think..
gonna make a cup of cinnamon tea
to warm up.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my ramblings.
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