Been away too long, however kept looking and following thru my email. Let's see, made the move from Washington to a small mountain town in No. California to be closer to my family and aging father, who needs help staying on the farm he loves. I split my time in spring/summer between my home and dads farm. Went from a small apartment with no yard to a house with a big yard. Being here has brought me closer to my core beliefs and made me feel so close to my Gods. Took me 2 years to bring the life back to my poor neglected yard, but it came, the humming birds, chipmonks, squirrels and ravens, now I have a sentinal that sits in my trees and talks to me when I'm outside. I will continue to check in as time allows me, winter is here and tho it is a time of slowness and rest, compared to spring and summer, there is still work to be done.
Blessings to all.
It seems more natural, living in the country amidst growing things, to choose a spiritual path that is aligned with nature. I hear you about things to do and time constraints. Winter is normally the time, though, when I find a bit more time to ponder and philosophize. :)
Yes, I love the winter for the sense of "quiet" I get, all the hustle of growing is calmed. I do to, find myself considering deeper things, in the darker, shorter days of winter. I jokingly say that my sap has slowed and I get a sleepy kind of feeling, so different when spring comes, then it's all manic activity and hub bub:) And winter here in the mountains is so cool, we get thick fog, clouds really, but foggy right to the ground, everything is so muffled and mysterious, I love the fog. And when we get snow, that just makes the me nuts, it's like this great white canvas begging for color! I use koolade to "paint" my snow, sometimes I get my neighbor kids involved, so much fun to watch them discover art beyond the paper and pen. And when all is said and done, my yard looks like an abstract art piece that lasts till the next snow, which we can paint, or until the melt off in spring.
Yes food coloring does work, it is what I first used when this bit of insanity hit me, but I found that the color wasn't vibrant enough, so I went to koolade. I also used food color and koolade to "dye" epsom salts for my holiday table, gives any old jar or vase a lovely frosted look. Post pics when you paint your snow!!! Love it when insanity catches ; )
Oh, oh, something just occured to me, this might be a fun way to cast a circle in winter.