Here in Ohio we have just had such a beautiful couple of weeks..the weather has warmed, the sun has been shining and plants and trees are blooming. I have purple phlox all bloomed out and gorgeous, my dogwood and crabapple trees are covered in white flowers, my lilac bush is bloomed and smelling wonderful, and even plants like coralbells, sedum and hosta are blooming!
There are yellow finches, cardinals, blue jays and other small birds on the feeders. The chipmunks and squirrels are everywhere…I just love this time of year. Of course, my allergies are acting up too which is not a good thing but thanks to allergy meds I’m hanging in there. I planted small pots indoors of herbs and veggies and some of them are doing well and some haven’t done a thing! I’ll transplant the healthy ones to outdoor pots around Beltane..the ones that aren’t growing I’ll replace with plants from the garden center. We are hoping to build a garden shed/storage shed soon too. We had to take out some dead trees this year and trying to decide what we are going to do with the empty space they left behind. I hate losing trees but I’m hoping to plant flowering bushes or ornamental trees in their place. I’m anxious to get my flowers planted too but here in Ohio its best to wait until around Mother’s Day to do it..we can get frost pretty late in the year..for instance, it was only 32 degrees night before last!
Beltane is coming up fast..I’ve got to buy a white tablecloth for my altar then I’ll top it with a grass green scarf to represent the color of spring and things blooming. I’ll decorate it then for Beltane which I’ll discuss in the next post after I’ve done it! We are hoping to celebrate with a fire in the woods, planting my herbs outside, offering a gift to the faeries, and fixing a feast!
Here’s hoping you all are having a beautiful Spring too…remember, You can make it so..just go outside and embrace the Earth waking up around you! Thursday is Earth day so do something good for you Mother Earth..at least take a walk and maybe pick up some trash while you’re walking or drop some wildflower seeds along the way, or plant a tree or two! Say a prayer to the Goddess and God for the Earth and her gifts.
Blessed Be, Autumn