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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Tuesday, 28 August 2007

August full moon in Woodford

The full Moon is in the sign of Aquarius at exactly 8.35pm tonight. According to my chart this full moon is the Wattle moon for us in Australia but here in Woodford, the wattle starts to flower in July. Over the past week in my garden - the violets are flowering profusely even more than last month. Poking their dark purple heads up above the sea of heart shaped leaves, giving a violet scented waft to my garden. The birds are setting up house - nests are being built... eggs are being laid.... the perfume of the daphne still pervades my garden, as though the plant is making sure to give me perfumed memories so that I won't forget her until her return next winter..


At the moment in my garden the flowering plums are in full flower. Gorgeous shades of pink faery floss blossoms, full of nectar that tempts the wattle birds into tasting the first honey of spring... because of this burst of PINK, I am going to call this August full moon - "The SPRING-FLOWERING PINK PLUM BLOSSOM MOON"

so what am I going to do today? It is supposed to be about 25C degrees here today! another trick of Mother earth? tempting us with springtime weather when she is planning her last hurrah of winter? not sure, but I will probably be in my art room all day today... Joe built me some cupboards, weeks ago and I want to put everything away so that I can at least see the floor. I know many 'artists' create in clutter but I am finding that clutter is sending me loopy and nothing gets created by me. According to my moon diary it is a good day to do some divining... I think I might take my pedulum down to the sacred space under the pine tree, where the faeries live & do some dousing for power spots and lay lines. I am sure something is here in my yard..call them what you will, lay lines or faery chains... I can feel it.

*~* I hope your day is filled with butterflies, magick, colour & fripperies! ~*~

24 comments:

kim said...

Sounds like the start of a great day! Your garden is beautiful. And show us a picture of your art room when it is put back together. I'd love to see where you create.

Please say a special something for my daughter. She had a second interview today and really wants this job!
XO

Naturegirl said...

It is so wonderful to hear and see what is happening down under through your postings!! We are entering opposite seasons..yours of rebirth and ours of fallen leaves!

I understand about clutter in your workspace..I have been trying to organize my cluttered office all summer! Perhaps when the cooler weather is here..chiver just thinking about it!! hugs NG

peppylady said...

I hope to get a picture of the full moon either tonight or tomorrow nite depending on cloud cover

Ninnie said...

Love hearing about spring on the way for you.

Pam Aries said...

Spring! What ! My favorite time of year! Alas..we do not even have the luxury of Autumn here! Wouldn't it be so cool to switch around from here to Australia so we could experience Sping twice! ...ps: my PC has been down.

Gemma said...

May the Spring Flowering Pink Plum Blossom Moon shine upon you and light the way to your power spots.
Sending you love.

Julie Marie said...

What a delicious post - a wonderful fairy picture, pink plum blossoms, the moon, and fairy lines!

Love that Spring Flowering Pink Plum Blossom Moon. I wonder what we have in ND. Altho we are harvesting, it is too early for the Harvest Moon.

Julie

Garden girl said...

Partial eclipse of the moon today - I am ruled by th moon being a cancerain. I wonder what that means for me? Will be looking out for it in the sky tonight.

Bimbimbie said...

ahhh my clutter has been creeping up on me these past weeks - the newspaper and magazine cuttings I've been collecting to read "later" I have made a start but dare not throw anything out because I know I will be looking for that piece of paper next ..... love the August Moon name you have chosen *!*

Bimbimbie said...

...I was going to ask - did anything make itself known to you today amongst your sacred place *!*

Leanne said...

Spring Flowering Pink Plum Blossom Moon ...thats so sweet!

I love the quote from Dr Bach too


Leanne x

Sweetpea said...

I adore the plums flowering. On my way back on Sunday night on the train the whols journey down I could see the moon. Little parcel finally got posted this morn! xx

AnnieElf said...

Good Tuesday morning from across the world Robyn. I'm loving your blog as usual. Annie

judie said...

Hey Mz. Robyn. I'm back from vacation, but not blogging yet. Last I heard from you you stopped the ceremony thingy temporarily. Let me know if it's back on yet. I wish I could come back and forth from here to there, then it would always be Spring! xoxoxo

Carmen said...

It's amazing to see the bloooming in your side of the world.

amelia said...

I just love your writing of the things around you.
I feel such a pull to your part of the world.

Maybe it's because I spent a part of my childhood in Cornwall!!!

We used to go there for every holiday to a place called Feock. I went a lot as an adult too and when we've gone back to England to visit we always make a trip to Cornwall!

lila said...

Robyn, you live in an amazing garden! Do you use the wattle for weaving small garden fences?
(I seem to remember Tasha Tudor doing that!)
I also like the colorful birds on your previous post!

Tracy said...

Pink Faery Floss Blossoms...what a perfect name for such a dainty flower!

Beth said...

Looks so lovely in your world, Miss R. My world is brown and dead thanks to our extremely hot and dry summer. I hope all is well with you my friend!
xooxoxoxo

Pam Aries said...

Woo hoo! (Sweat sweat..drip drip)Can I come visit you NOW! ha!

Moncha Bradan said...
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Moncha Bradan said...

Hi Robyn, thanks for dropping by. My Bday was the 28th !!! On the night of the full moon this year ; )
Have a great day !!!

Tried this again, because the first time I had misspelled your name ; )

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

It's once again astonishing to realize that when your spring blossoms begin to bloom, our summer flowers are fading into autumn colors. Oh, blessed spring, with all it vibrant colors. But I love the fall, too, with its rusty colors and resting sweetness.

igoddess said...

ooooh, what a lovely space you have here! :-) I was guided to include a wattle pod in my latest batch of flower essences, and I was googling the healing properties of wattle, when I found your place here. Yummy!

xx
Anita