Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I dreamt of you. When I was just a little girl myself.
I sat bored, in math class, watching the light change as it fell through the window.
Scribbling your name in my notebook. What would it be? Drawing spirals & triangles & curlie cues around each letter I formed.
Fantasizing and dreaming about the babe I would have for my own.
It was you.
One with sweet honey hair and long eye lashes.
With skin the color of new milk and rolls presenting themselves for kisses.
I was born to love you, to be your mother. Thank you for that.
My darlng Amulet. Exclusively breastfed, adorable, feminine, tender hearted love machine.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
A simple crystalline vessel of unripe acorns, thrust from the safe arms of their sheltering trees by a summer storm. My ten year old son gathered these forest gems when the winds died down and the calm settled. These emergent seeds are green, undeveloped, unready. Or are they actually perfectly formed just as they are, willingly embracing their destiny and symbolic of the pure acceptance of our own truths?
Byron Katie, a woman gifting the world with her presence, and helping people see their own truths would probably say the latter. Her book, Loving What Is, has inspired me to be gentle with myself, and has helped me immensely in understanding that I really would rather know the truth - that when I meet my thoughts with understanding, I am at peace.
This powerful storm, the power outtage, all that has occurred throughout my most recent days has been a gift for me. An opportunity for me to do the work...and I am brought closer to myself for it all. And, like these bright acorns, I know that there is nothing that could happen to me before it's time - that everything happens for me. It is all perfect timing for me, and I am exactly where I need to be in this world.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
About two years ago I bought the kids their first electric Razor scooter. I wondered where they would ride it, after all, we're in a forest and there are (thankfully) no sidewalks to be found. Still, it looked like fun and I trusted they would find a way. They did of course. In the back pasture they created a giant, kid-made dirt track...wrought by countless circlings around the grass. Over the years it has become quite the sight! Since that first scooter years ago, I have added to their collection, and they can all ride at once...with llamas peering at them on the outskirts of the pasture.
Night riding is the best!
Coyote, this year on his third birthday with his first scooter.
I love what they've done with this. Bicycles are welcome. :)
Monday, August 13, 2007
A dreaming mermaid in the colors of a green sea...Tibetan Agate, Apatite, Rhyolite, Chrysoprase, Labradorite, Peridot, Prehnite, Garnet, Tourmaline (green & pink), Amazonite, hand made Balinese sterling silver, Ethiopian Nickel Silver Alloy, & Pendant of hand carved ancient Siberian mammoth ivory (10,000 - 20,000 years old).
She was such a joy to make. I love these stones...I could dive right into that Tibetan Agate and swim all night.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
We found these all over the ground yesterday, under a patch of maple and oak trees. We are all so stumped as to what these could be! There were no plants near this part of the woods...only chickens scratching here on dry dirt and maple & oak trees above. I've exhausted my googling so I would love to have opinions! They are beautiful. Someone tell me these aren't little treasures derived from my chickens' arses.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
I commissioned two bowls to be made from a wonderful wood worker, Robb Rogers. One for my friend, & one for me. They are so beautiful! Here are the sister bowls pictured together on a fallen tree in my forest.
This is my beautiful
"rum dipper"...I love the curves and lines of it - so sensual! It's large and amazing.
A pretty business card holder he made for me as a gift....
And a lovely shell bowl
Here is the bowlmaker & artist pictured with his wife at the Silver Leaf Renaissance Faire!
Thank you kind sir ~ your work is wonderful!
Robb & Stacy Rogers
Useless Skills Studios
Battle Creek, MI
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
My wonderful friend, Salvia, has graciously sent me some strawberry plants. A gift from a woman's garden is one of the most precious, and so, the children & I are treating these plants as great friends...welcomed and loved.
Here they are just out of the sack. A little dry, but looking hearty.
Giving them a little water & a chance to rest.
Cute little boys fascinated with everything....
In you go.....
Planted, watered, and blessed. Thank you D.