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

Monday, 22 September 2008

Spring Equinox eve....

light a purple or violet candle and burn patchouli incense. Carry them both through the house, and say:

Farewell to wintry spirits and friends;
On morrow we greet the spirits of spring.
Our blessings to thee as your way we wend;
And merry we'll meet next winter again.

Blow out the candle and say:
Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again

so what has been happening in Inglewood these past weeks? LOTS!!.... I have planted my beans & some Ruby chard, mulched most of my gardens, made a chickweed tincture, celebrated Full Moon with my wise woman circle, which I must say was amazing. My tomatoes are ready to go into their summer home, I just have to get the bins ready. I have turned compost and sorted out my store room. I have journalled and meditated and I have dreamed and I think I am ready to come back to blogging...... I still play with facebook, it is a little lighthearted fun. oh and I have a frog in my pond!!!


Sacred Suzie said...

A frog in your pond must be very, very lucky Robyn! And blessed spring to you. You made it through the winter and life is stirring for you once again. Blessings to you my friend, it is so great to hear from you again.

Journey Through Life said...

Wow you have been garden proactive! I am so jealous! Great to see you back here blogging. I know I am glad to back at it again.
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Pam said...

Hi Robyn! I remember the delight in finding a smallfrog in my pond once! It was just a large dug-in fairy bowl I'd made for my daughter as a child,when we lived in the country, with fairy-type things, flowers etc.Imagine my delight one day to find a little frog in it! I'm always pleased to read the seasonal aspects of celebration for this hemisphere, as most books and publications are for the northern hemisphere.I remember reading somewhere that the Aboriginal seasons are actually more than four, with special names.I enjoyed this post dear friend, and will do the delightful ritual you suggest.I look forward to it. *hug*

Krissie said...

good to see you...I thought you were never coming back!! :)ps - I'm doing autumn here for reasons to be seen on blog.

amelia said...

You have spring, we have fall. I am happy our summer is over but it's sad to see the hummingbirds leave although they'd die if they stayed much longer!

linda may said...

G'Day Robyn,
Just dropped by to see what you are up to. Good to see you are back. And you are enjoying your own little patch of dirt now that spring time is showing her colors.It gives us all great encouragement to add more to our yards. Tomorrow is spring equinox, wow, we are half way through already.

smilnsigh said...

Happy Spring Equinox to you!

You have a frog in your pond! It really is Spring, for you. :-)

Gentle hugs,
Miss Mari-Nanci

Tracy said...

Sounds like you have had a wonderful time away from blogging. You sound so refreshed! :)

solsticedreamer said...

hello lovely!

i have a sticker on the back window of 'pippin' ~ put it there last year...
'merry meet and merry part and merry meet again'!!!

Anonymous said...

Here we are just beginning autumn, the blessed mabon.
I just helped my friend pick the last of her ripened tomatoes from her garden...are there you are planting yours.
Happy, happy spring!

Wendy said...

Happy Spring Equinox to you. Over here we are celebrating the Fall Equinox.
I am glad you're back and busily working in your garden.
I don't know what you mean by your tomotoes going into their summer home?
Enjoy your garden and the turn of the wheel.

Bimbimbie said...

You have been missed, Spring greeting to you and your frog*!*

Monique said...

You're back Yessssss, I have missed you !!! I'm glad you are doing OK !!
I have moved to a new address, you can read my reason at the old address
A dear friend offered me a space of my own, so sweet !!!!
I'm off to read more of your posts !!