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"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore. Welcome! to my world. A world where my love of the organic purity of the Nature Kingdoms inspires personal whimsical art, Beauty and love of the Mother. In the Spirit of Anam Cara love.

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Simple and Quiet Season


Seasons Greetings Lovelies,

Just wanting to share some pictures I took around the house and gardens, seasonal things and some just for fun.





Window boxes planted with baby plants, pansies, ivy, begonias, coleus and sweet potatoe vine cuttings, and fern.




 









My Secret Garden beneath my bedroom window. Finally I think I got it right with the right plants for the right lighting, these should stay small.








 I love the pink pointsettias with the plum coleus together.























 







The Christmas Tree....is not what I would have bought, and I got a bit depressed when I saw it. The housemate got this and I didn't think I could redeem it, but I only added a strand of lights and a few glass balls......







The mantle......is very long.....11 feet long.  I added an extra strand of lights, a boxwood wreath with simple snowflakes on it, Hebe Cupressoides evergreens, and pine garland. 





















    







 I didn't do much this season, but I did want the bottle brush trees out, I just love them.







After looking at the trees for a bit I decided one day to glitter a few of them, am glad I did! Nothing like sparkle!! :D









 
















My room got a small tree as last year. But the new thing is an adorable Victorian Santa in Pinks from the thrift store.







 He appears to be singing :D








A beautiful small flowering plant, Winter Wonder campanula.....Trader Joe's carries different things I love to see.








Outside the front veggie patch is doing great. The orange tree finally got planted and around it I planted mustards which are giant now, the collards in the back growing slowly but can grow to 6 feet like the last ones I had and last a few years, and in the front are 4 cabbages doing very nicely....the lush healthy greenery makes me so happy, and I love juicing them.
























I love the pink poisettias so much I bought extra to make hanging baskets for the front porch.
















In the back yard where I used to have full sun even in the winter, I realized the mango tree grew so much the past year it shades the entire back yard now, so it will have to be trimmed to have the sun I need to grow the veggies and flowers I want. I bought all heirloom seeds, but they have to wait until the tree is trimmed.
The rabbits were eating everything I planted and I had to cover the cabbages here with cloches. 




 



 This is my favorite hanging basket now, it is rather big, maybe 22 inches across. I love the colors.








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 I wish for you all a healthy and happy, peaceful and abundant season and Holiday.


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