“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Monday, March 3, 2014

Rain, moss, stars and blossoms

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
 snap sharply..

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... 
 Metal mushrooms,
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 
 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 
 and lime trees
 all pushing forth 
beautiful delicate growth. 

And look at this tree...it's just gorgeous!!

Last week as I pulled weeds and dodged bees I realized
that I'm grateful
I have
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.
drop by soon
I'm going to have a 4 year blog anniversary giveaway!!!



  1. Your garden finally coming to life sounds so wonderful - and I'm curious to see who's going to live in that moss house..?

  2. I can't wait to see the sun and green coming from the ground, even pulling weeds sounds good. Today it is - 4 with a wind chill of -26 (f) I want too feel the warmth of the sun again.

  3. When you speak of your gypsy wagon, I am so happy for you. It must be a true delight to look upon and sit within. Glad that Nature is helping you heal. Be well and joyful. Oma Linda

  4. Mother Nature is a powerful healer... I feel such a kinship with my parents when I'm weeding and planting and listening to the birds. Your little haven sounds so magical! I saw my first Robin of the year yesterday and the Bluebirds have begun nesting... Spring is coming at last!

  5. Visiting you was just what I needed today! It is freezing cold here - longest winter I ever remember -- and seeing the beautiful GREEN in all your garden photos made me happy! I especially love seeing the house - so cute! What a fun project! Have a wonderful week! :)

  6. Seems as if you really took advantage of the little warm spell.... Look at all the delight, you got out of it? So much better than just sitting inside and never noticing...

    That's a lesson for all of life, isn't it? Try not to keep our eyes closed, to any possible joy, which might be passing by... :-) Yes, it sounds like a good lesson.

    Thank you for it.

  7. Love the mushroom, and the silverware chimes!!

  8. Es increíble lo que se puede hacer con cosas simples y recicladas. Lindo blog.
    Saludos desde Chile

  9. Your tree is beautiful, so warm there, we will be lucky if we reach 35 degrees by the end of the week, adorable Faerie House, and mushroom, great idea, enjoy! (also, plumfieldhousegardens)

  10. Oh, now what a fun idea, to put moss on a tin house! I have a house just like this, and I should add some moss! I love your view on spring my friend, and I think I will put my miniature harp out on my covered deck area so that the wind can play through the strings...have you ever heard a harp played by the wind? STUNNING. Thank you so much for coming over to share in my joy. I think the magazine will be a lovely tribute to young and older artists, men and women who simply want to fly....like you.


  11. Between you and Mario, I think my creative streak is not dead.
    You are both striking a chord with me.

  12. Your mushroom is fab, great idea GF! Wow to have a gypsy caravan...how cool is that!
    Hugs, Lynnie


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