It's May Day, my favorite day of the Year! The day we celebrate the Earth and all things growing. The trees, the plants, the flowers; this is the day we honor Nature and the beauty and abundance she brings to all of our lives. Mother Nature is a beautiful and generous Mother indeed.
The month of April is upon us, and here in the Northern Hemisphere that means FLOWERS! When the world feels all topsy turvy, as it certainly does at the moment being that we are in the midst of a huge shift of consciousness, we can always turn to Nature for the balance and the joy that we seek. She is always there. Let the Flowers be your medicine, they are made for that you know. Have a Happy Spring everybody!
It's in the air, you can almost taste it... Spring is on it's way! I always know it's coming when the Spring Crocus pop their pretty little heads up through the garden mulch and burst into bloom! The only color around, they steal the show in brilliant shades of orange, yellow, purple and white. They make me smile every time! And then there are the Apricot blossoms; sweet white blooms bursting with fragrance, soon to be alive with the Song of Bees. It's the beginning of another beautiful season in the garden, and I will enjoy it fully! I hope you have a beautiful March everybody and, as I often say, see you in the garden!
February 2nd (2/2/22) marks the cross-quarter day between Winter and Spring in the Northern hemisphere (the opposite is true for the Southern hemisphere), and the Light is returning - finally! We still have 6 weeks of winter before Spring Equinox, but you can feel the change. Under the ground the roots are stirring; the trees are wiping their sleepy eyes as they bask in the warmth of a returning Sun. The Light is growing stronger everyday! The animals are feeling it too as the bird song grows in tempo each day. We are all awakening! May this beautiful season of Imbolc find you celebrating the turning of the seasons as the best is yet to come! Much love to you all!
Take up the reins, get on your horse and ride!!!
That's the message I received for 2022.
It's going to be one heck of a year, full of forward movement and a variety of challenges to get there.
The best way to navigate the coming year is to listen deeply to the voice of your Heart.
It will always guide you through, no matter what you are going through. It is the one true voice.
As we embark on this journey of 2022, may we all find reasons to smile, to dance, and to love.
Here's to an amazing New Year everybody. Enjoy the ride!!
Happy Solstice everyone! The shortest day in the North, the longest in the South.
For us here in the Northern Hemisphere, it's the day of quiet, of pause, of reflection on the year that is passing as the energy of the New Year flows in. The year of 2022 is moving in quickly, aided by Comet Leonard, strong Solar Flares, and a potent Full Moon. It is definitely time for something new! The energy signature I received for the New Year is a good one. The words I heard were "take up the reins, get on your horse and ride!" Looks like we're going to be experiencing some forward movement this year. Yipee!
I'm wishing you all a Blessed Solstice Season and an amazing New Year! Here's to 2022!
Welcome to the final month of 2021... whew, what a year!
All on the Planet at this time are shifting and changing and evolving into the Light, and it's been a wild ride indeed! The Partial Lunar Eclipse in late November was a potent one, and the message I received was perfect for these times. The message said, "We release what no longer serves us into the dark, as we step into the Light!" This is happening everywhere on the Planet, and even Mama Gaia herself is cleansing and releasing so she may carry more of that beautiful Light! Here in the garden, the flowers are shining with their final splash of Color and Light before season's end. It's been an amazing year, and sometimes a hard one too, as the garden has learned to evolve in the midst of a changing Earth. All the plants, trees and flowers here have been transforming from their old blueprints into something new. They are adapting to carry more Light, and it has been a challenging one at times. But the Devas, Nature Faeries and I have been supporting them all along the way, and the garden has still been full of abundance, even in the midst of these challenges The food and flowers are full of Light, and we are blessed...
My wish is that each of you may find your own way through these challenging times so you too can carry the Light.
Every candle is needed at this time!
Much love to all of you and here's to an amazing 2022!
We are in the midst of the most exquisite Fall Days here in the Eastern Sierra! The bright, sunny days and clear blue skies are such a welcome change after all the smoke we endured in late summer. And now our world is Golden again! Here in the Fall garden, the flowers are smiling in cool days and crisp autumn nights. The final season's bulbs-Toad Lilies, Narcissus, and Fall Crocus- are up and blooming big! We look forward to them every year and this year they're amazing. Our Runner Beans are still busy making beans and the fall lettuce is crisp and sweet. And we still have plenty of garden tomatoes left and even some basil too, so I'm busy in the kitchen making fresh pasta sauce and pesto! I will miss that most of all when the garden season is over.
As Steve and I move into our Thanksgiving holiday, we are both so grateful for the abundance we've received this year. It's been a challenging season in the garden to be sure, yet it was still so fruitful. I think that's how life is for everyone right now. We have to look for those gifts in the midst of our challenges. May you all receive gifts in the midst of your own challenges and may they be more fruitful than you could have ever imagined! See you in the garden...
Oh, yes. The mild days and cool nights are upon us, as daylight softens and nighttime sparkles with a million stars! This is one of my favorite times of year in the garden! The tomatoes are ripening to juicy perfection, the dahlias and roses are smiling in sunny coolness (finally!) and the salvias are bursting with a final splash of wild fall color! The symphony has reached its crescendo and the melody is sweet and high. It is autumn bliss here in the garden, and how lucky are we to see, feel and taste it all...
Whew, we flew out of the Lions Gate on a super stream of Light! We couldn't miss that one even if we tried! And all this Light is changing the game. We and Mama Gaia are evolving and it is a wild ride indeed. Awfully messy like childbirth always is. And amazing too. And painful. And real. And the doorway to New Life, this childbirth is. Every morning as I meditate out in the Garden Portal, I often see a spinning circle of Light with every single being on the Planet holding hands and limbs and leaves and fluffy feet, all in Unity within that spinning circle of Light!! And beautiful Mama Gaia is there too. And today I saw our beautiful Golden Earth birth out of the center of that spinning circle of Light! Wow! The New Earth. The one we are creating together. And we are birthing and it is hard at times. Please send your blessings into the fires and the winds and the floods and all the other necessary cleansings being used as Gaia removes the tendrils of dark history she has carried for so long so she can shine in the Light. Send your love into the humans and animals and plants and rocks and trees and all who are suffering in the midst of these cleansings. Hold everyone on the Earth dear to your heart so the beautiful Light you carry can touch and transform them. The darkness has held this beautiful Earth for so long and it is now blinded by that same beautiful Light you carry. We are birthing!!
The month of September is always a dear one to me as I celebrate my birthday, my wedding anniversary and then the beautiful Autumnal Equinox, a time to bring in the New Cycle of Life, Nature's New Year. The gardens are beginning to shine as the intensity of the Summer Sun wanes and the nights are cooler and full of stars. Have a beautiful month everybody! And see you in the garden...
Hi, I am Marianne and a lover of all things Nature! I love my gardens and I know you have that love of nature in you too!