(Robert Hunt, Popular Romances of the West of England)
ahh May came in cold.... with Sahmain coming up for me soon, this is perfect weather! and even more perfect for Samhain is that I am being drawn strongly to runes. I am on the hunt to buy myself a 'set'...
I have been harvesting lavender the past few days... and created a little magick in my bathroom by hanging a bunch from the tap over the bath... the perfume is divine as the steam rises through the branches...
I want to harvest more this weekend and hang it in my kitchen window... lavender is one of my favourite herbs... but come to think of it.. there is not a herb that i don't love!
Lavender: To make a nice vinegar based cleansing lotion to sweeten up bathwater and use as a hair rinse after shampooing, soak 1/2 cup of freshly cut flowers in 1 quart of cider vinegar. For an even more potent mixture, place the receptacle near a sunlit window for 1 to 2 weeks. (source unknown)
the leaves on my persimmon have nearly all fallen... and now the fruit comes into its own. The vivid orange against the bare branches and the ravens that are visiting the tree at the moment, creates a picture that takes my breath away... I keep seeing it in my minds eye and I know I must go and sketch sometime today.
the luculia has lots of buds and some are just opening now, once they are all open, my whole front yard is a perfumed heaven. I cannot describe the perfume of luculia... there are no words for it.
things come into my life in odd ways sometimes, I was searching for some herbal lore and came across Susun Weed's website... and 'discovered' a Green Witch correspondence course... so I am thinking of doing this.. I can't find one here that suits and correspondence will suit me quite well... I am really a solitary anyway.
My Vietnam holiday is almost here... we fly out on May 8th for a week to Ho Chi Minh City... .. we are going on the Mekong River to the markets.. that is somethign that I am definately looking forward to !!
and I guess you all want to see my boy.... he is 5 weeks old now!!
isn't he gorgeous?
I have decided to stop posting on my goddess & green blogs and just post everything here... it is like calling back in my soul fragments... I felt so scattered having bits all over the place....