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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.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day Today

Today is Earth Day.

I am aware of this day very much, sometimes even painfully so. I wish the whole world would be too. Can you imagine if everyone was?

I rose early, in gratitude for being in very little pain, and decided to plant before it began. I'm trying to figure out how to get the greatest transformation in the front yard with the least amount of work or money. I figure some flashy bright flowers would do it, and when I went to look to see what I could get in flats I found some really pretty mild yellow zinnias which are supposed to get a bit tall and flower all summer. But these ones are very much in bloom and don't look like they get tall at all....just a hunch I have so far. I bought only one flat that day....but when I looked at the yard, I thought for me to be happy with the front this summer the yard would need 4 more flats, to have yellow flowers everywhere, and some delicate drapey lavender flowers beneath the water fountain. The roommate bought the others, and this morning I planted as much as I could before I had to stop.....but at least 72 plants went into the ground as we are getting some heavy and torrential rains in between unbelievably bright know, that Florida weather? :D and the plants all prefer the rains to hose water.

The pictures are not good, but if you have a good imagination as I do may imagine yellow and peach flowers all over come summer. They are still tiny but you can see the flowers. In a few weeks there will be some bright yellow and peach flowers everywhere in the front with some delicate lavender vinca's beneath the water fountain.....happy soothing colors. This last flat has to be planted in the front porch veggie bed.

Zinnias in the Fairy Cabbage Patch............

Zinnia's in the un named patch...LOL....I have yet to decide what to plant in keeps changing.

Zinnia's beneath the giant ficus Suzy, next to lime green sweet potato vine near the tiny birdbath of mermaids.

Vincas beneath the fountain. They will fill out and be lavender/pinkish flowers all year now.

UPDATE 7/25/12: These gorgeous little vinca's have filled out!  And the circle behind it is no longer a cabbage patch but a flower patch :D

Creeping fig hides the chimney and building from those who would seek me out LOL.....its creeping everywhere. I love it but its kinda scary. When I moved in, I planted 2 little 4 inch pots of creeping has covered this house.

 And now even onto the front porch, over the screens on the windows and over the doors.....its a green life!

 Happy Earth Day

Friday, April 20, 2012

Gardening Beauty

Its been days, but I finally woke up to an inspiration. I want to make something pretty with ruffles, my new love, and in pink. I know what I'm going to do. I get out of bed....but something is different.....
I had to sleep in my guest room because some kind of animal possum, raccoon or something died up in the tiny attic space, and we can neither get to it nor do we want to and the ahem...''fragrance'' is making me ill. I don't know what to do, but I pray that the organic process of death happens sooner rather than later, because I am hyper sensitive to smells and the affects on my feelings, moods and state of mind. For a week its been getting worse and today I felt myself affected terribly from a scent I cannot get away from.

But this decay process of death while unpleasant is one of perfection, I know. Mother Nature has it all arranged for all to be happy (except those of us who have to live with the scents!) in the death of any animal. Normally an animal will die in its own environment, and the vultures will come for it, then the smaller animals like mice, then the smaller ones like flies, then ants, then microbes, and soon, days, it is all cleaned up. And even though this one is in my attic, I still know alot of animals know the ins and outs of it and will find it, the flies are already there, and soon the ants will come, nothing deters them! and then the microbes.
I just really wish they didn't go up there for this very reason of the ones who die there. One time I had roommate seal all the openings we could find with metal meshing as some places were torn, and we closed them. I prayed no animal was up there who could not escape and die, and I watched carefully for all sounds from there. Sure enough, there was a possum there trying to get out from its usual spot and when I saw it, I opened the mesh which we deliberately left in a way in case we did have to reopen it to let an animal escape, we watched it come out and run off, then we sealed it back up. I really thought we found all the openings around the house, but no. I cannot find where these animals are coming in and out. The residents up there are loud too. They shuffle on what seems to me like 2 feet, dragging something around, and even often sounds like they're moving furniture around! I've even heard them sneeze. I just don't know how they're getting in or out and roommate is not interested. Now there is a dead and decaying one up there, and I don't know what to do.

Well, in spite of the some discomforts in addition to this scent, I have moments in between inhalations and pains, when I am grateful for sooooo much.

I tried to take pictures of some of these things but I'm not that good at that, and it doesn't capture the entire feeling or essence of the space here. Many, no correction.....all when they enter, say they feel a sense of peace, and serenity and beauty.....and some other je ne sais quoi they admit to, and it doesn't matter what kind of person it is, they all feel it, it is tangible.
Those who are aware of higher frequencies and magic created by Heart Light, know what I'm doing.
This is why even roommate (NOT soulmate please :-) is getting better in his terrible attitude of the past 9 years, and has even said, as of last week, when after I made the juice and we drank to our health, I made a tapenade and platter and went outside and presented it to him. :D He asked me if I wanted any...LOL......that was a joke of course, albeit not that funny :D   I left it outside and he came in shortly as I was sewing and said ''that was good! I felt like a King".....
NOW THAT WAS WHEN I LITERALLY JUMPED FOR JOY because all my efforts are paying off in working so hard on this property, the energies, the gardens, my personal state of mind and health, his post cancer recovery and to help another who has been depressed for so is like we both individually had given up on the joys of life and last Christmas I refused to go down that road another minute, so I changed everything with my will and my own two hands.  I told him of my plans for his house, and he said ''fine'' but my own life is completely different from his.
All I do is to generally show myself and the world that beauty does exist, and people can be happy, and that anyone with enough determination can bring their entire lives into a luxurious one of plushness, beauty, comfort and health, even with small (read: little to none!) amounts of money. It is the work of a Fairy GodMother....that's another post. :D
I happen to have been gifted in many ways and work on all areas of a Beautiful Life from health as an Esoteric Nutritionist, healer, woo hoo doctor, medicine maker, artist, gardener, florist, jewelry maker, decorator, designer, inventor, chef, and many other things....and I've had to use them all every single day to effect a change in this house.

It is working.

Soooooo, as I find relief in an exhale, I did see the beauty that always strikes at me like fairy gold dust and I suddenly woke up from a sneaky languorous slumber, faltering in a hypnotic gloomy reverie, the Beauty gives me The Sight. I can see the beauty that exists in spite of, or despite, the other elements of distraction.

I am grateful for these things of beauty and it is precisely why I have worked diligently for the purpose of this Beauty to gift me with this gold dust when I in fact do fall into this slumber for any reason. It is the nourishment of Beauty to give when we need it. And I am grateful to Beauty and that I serve it, give it life, a home, fertile grounds.....and nurture it because it gives so much in return.

My life is to Garden Beauty.........and it is nourishing to me in the most miraculous of ways.

Roses: hand painted and scented by a most magical and whimsical Goddess of Nature. Agate slices and seashell chimes which tinkle just like TinkerBell. Pure enchantment!

My little Shaman Wizard who watches out for all the life on this Property and even beyond! She is so wise!
Her ''staff'' is a jeweled copper bubble blower LOL

Finally after all these years of buying orchids, I'm having one re bloom for me.....for the first time....a gorgeous deep purple, and I love to wear these in my hair!

Since I have laid extra straw on top of the soil which does NOT like to be exposed at all, the tomatoes have grown even more. I see lots of little flowers that will hopefully turn into tomatoes. There are 2 eggplants growing here too, and I've already had 2 tomatoes from the tomatoe plant....more are coming! Bok Choy is in there too.....I had two which I bought in the store, had cut and used and I decided to plant the bases and they grew back! The scallions from the store grow back when I plant them in the ground too. LOVE THIS.
My cucumbers are now growing their tendrils which I adore and are stronger than me. LOL
Angels guard the Toy Box Garden.

Tilandsia's in bloom.....they are in ''bloom'' when they turn red. They are also adorned with pearls.

This is my most beloved weed. I love this plant, it is pretty, and when the berries turn blue the mockingbirds, my favorite bird, fly down in aerobatic moves and eat them! They love they stay.

Cabbages doing nicely. I think I plant these mostly because they look like enormous green roses!

My herb garden, as are all the other beds, are loving the straw as mulch cover, and insulation. All are happy!

I will never get enough of these unbelievable beauties from the sea......and the pink inside them possess my heart. I'm collecting them.

This morning I had to cut and prune my specimen of the White Plumbago. Bringing the blooms inside is always a surprising pleasure, that the white can be soooooo rewarding to my spirit!

And my favorite picture for this day.......

Sublime White.....

Crystals, Lace and Flowers......

In Gratitude for soooooo much.

blessings to your day and to your life and everyone in it.

I'm sharing this post with the beautiful blog of  The Rosegarden in Malevik 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Beware and warning for this site: ww4 (dot) savegco.antivir(dot)com

Hello blogland
“Writing a computer virus gave me a since of power. It was like casting a spell across the world and everyone that came close to it was affected by my power."
~ quote from a virus maker....aka psychopath
Just wanted to send out a warning to all. I noticed in my ''stats'' page an ''antivir''.... referring site, and though highly suspicious, when I clicked on it to see what it could possibly be my virus protection went was a malicious site.I have a good virus protection so nothing happened. I still investigated further.

I am writing hoping to spread this to all in blogland to NOT CLICK ON THIS LINK IN YOUR STATS PAGE , is designed to give you malicious virus, to interfere with your life and make you aggravated.

Please is link I have been on personally about this, another blogsite that told me what it was because I did google this without going to the site again. I put into the search engine ''savegco antivir . com'' and it comes up with all the people who speak about this malicious site.

Again, DO NOT CLICK ON ww4 dot savegco . antivir in your ''stats'' page to see what it is a creation of male sickness and will make your life miserable.
I copied and pasted the following from here WITHOUT the links that followed each statement for safety and because the statements themselves is all we need to know. 

~''Nobody is actually viewing your blog from these sites - and nobody knows about these links but you, since only you can see your Stats logs.  There are no links to your blog, from these websites.

~"Owners of newer blogs, with less established traffic, will see their pageview counts fluctuate more.  Google does identify specific URLs - but they can't do this immediately - and when they do, they back out pageviews from all time ranges.

~"Referer spam affects Stats, and similar website activity log summaries - but third party activity logs will be immune to its effects.

~"Be aware how Stats is unique - which leads to this problem.  Be aware what referer spam is, and why it can't be blocked with just some extra code.

~"Stop clicking on the links in your Stats logs.  That's the only way to make referer spam stop."

I wonder .....This creation of computer virus's, another symptom of patriarchy, is definitely a male activity and one they find "thrilling" and endlessly engaging for some sick reason.....I try to imagine them sitting in their cubicles or basements or rooms, inventing these things and speaking to each other (or themselves!) with malicious grins and laughing when they create yet another of the many thousands of viruses infecting people's computers every single day........WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE GUYS ???
This is not healthy mental behavior.
From a brief search into this query: a few responses from the guys themselves:
Some of these quotes from here "Interview with a Virus Maker"

"Bragging rights"
"self esteem"
 “Writing a computer virus gave me a since of power. It was like casting a spell across the world and everyone that came close to it was affected by my power."
''viruses say "Look at me. I can make you react to my powers''.
"Today's viruses are either out to annoy or retrieve data.''
''virus is a hate crime against stupid people''

I will stop the quotes there because it is revealing how sick they are. The fact that they consider people ''stupid'' who have not opened their emails with an artillery of suspicion, preparedness, weapons of protection or destruction, etc ad nauseum....and that whole male war/power mentality.....shows they are projecting their sickness unto the world around them, and that their so called ''power'' that they want people reacting to is the kind that is nefarious. Anyone who wants people responding to them in these ways is a psychopath.
Calling people stupid who do not ''KNOW BETTER'' than to open emails without the ''need'' for daily suspicion, against the obvious and ubiquitous predator who will never go away and considers you stupid because you don't consider his ''prowess'' and ''power'' and his ''danger''! and they are only believing you stupid to ignore their presence, because their presence exists....if they should go away, so does the problem....but they don't see this.....they project their sickness unto others.

In other words, YOU are ''stupid'' therefore validating their hate, because you do not prepare yourself or computer against their sickness and ''power''.  
So You are the problem, and that is why they do what they do. If you were armed to the teeth and protected and padded and supplied with every virus protection and firewall there is, then you MAY or may not, be exempt from their hatred and less targeted. They seek other suckers for which there are plenty who ''deserve'' their attacks, because they are not prepared at all, and thusly deserve a virus attack.
Make sense??

Virus's are also created by their ''virus protectors'' to keep them in business, yes, they do this, and this comes from computer technicians who admit this.

I find this whole thing psychopathic.

One last quote:
''Do you know what is even more frightening? There are people out there creating real biological viruses, some intended with the sole purpose of killing humans. How would you like to be in charge of removing those viruses?”

Good luck and blessings

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fragrant White Flowers

White Amarylis
I love flowers, nature, greens of almost any kind. It is why I became a Florist. I garden now, and take care of the living ones instead of arranging ones that were cut, arranged and sold to others. I began after a number of years in the business to feel the flowers themselves. They were unhappy at being cut, their last sentiments in life were sadness. I couldn't take it anymore, so now I garden and grow them. I only cut a few if I must and I always ask permission. Sometimes I don't have to because their abundance in growth tells me they did so just for me. This may sound amazing to some, but its true. Please watch this documentary "The Secret Life of Plants".

I've been craving flowers around me, their essence, their energy, their information, something......but I need them, and in this moment its peonies. I don't know why, I haven't had them in years, and they don't grow in Florida, and when they are sold they are expensive, but I'm craving them. I got some Casablanca Lilies, which I loved. Peonies will come later I think.

I took some pics, but I'm not a photographer....yet.......when I've completed making my surroundings entirely palatial, I will take it up. These are Easter lilies which I have hanging on the towel rack in the bath. I have decided I love their fragrance, they are in top favorites scents. Every time I walk in, it caresses my spirit.

This was a Casablanca lily. A royal flower indeed! These are sitting by my computer and it releases its scent in a certain way, in a certain hour....I swear they are speaking to me when they do that....I know they are. I wish I could disappear into the scent itself.

A bowl of fragrant Gardenias. There is a house with a couple of large bushes, they let me pick them. I use this water they soak in as a face splash and in my bidet bowl and in my bath. I wear one in my hair too and I smell the Gardenia with every move of my head.

The white ''flowers'' of the Mineral Kingdom........the Quartz Crystal.

I hope you enjoyed my White Flowers.

I'm sharing this post with Faded Charm: ~ White Wednesday  

and with A Delightsome Life: Home and Garden Thursday 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Eglantine" is done - My 2nd Piece

I've finished, just about, my second piece, which is a design from my whimsical imagination. I'd love to do all my pieces this way, but there are times I see things I love and have to do like my first Market Jacket .

Why does this one have a name? that's a good question and I'd love to know myself LOL.....I found as I was making ''her'' that I kept referring to the garment as ''she'', and when I asked my Inner Muse why, it only gave me a sensation of each piece I make having ''a life of its own''....and so it was named. And the name ''Eglantine'' kept coming into my Eglantine? such a funny name for sure.....well, this IS the name of my favorite golden hearted selfless witch, Eglantine from Bedknobs and Broomsticks . :D and since I could not get it out of my head, there it is.

And so here ''she'' is. I do have a plan to dye this lavender, a color I cannot get out of my head either, and I'm working on the dye now, its on the stove, and I am sampling a scrap of the fabric before I dip Eglantine into an Elderberry bath for lavender color. Otherwise, she is just as sweet in my favorite of all time non color, white. These first three pics she was unfinished, but still pretty enough for me to be happy with her. I somehow made it too large and had to remove 4 inches from the wide of the top, I decided to taper it down. I added some crochet work to the front and the ties from seambinding for small bows. Then last I added some ties in the back so  I can tie it to my waist as this is a very wide garment, and it looked so feminine tapered to waist.

 This is the finished garment, with bows, and finished details.

 The texture is fabulous!

I'm sharing this post with Katie's Nesting Spot