After about 10 days of rain and dark gray skies, the sun has finally come out, the ground is drying up and it feels like summer!….
This weekend my hubby and I were finally able to start planting, weeding, mulching etc. I love going to the garden centers and walking thru the aisles looking for just the right thing! So far we chose marigolds, red and blue salvia, dianthus, speedwell, shasta daisys, impatience and of course, more lavender! These are in various beds around the house. This year I planted my herbs early from seed, in little pots I kept in a sunny window. I planted about 15 different herbs. Some grew, some didn’t. So for the ones that didn’t sprout from seed, I went and bought them at the garden center. For my herbs I planted, lavender, catnip, oregano, chives, cilantro, basil, sage, lemon balm, parsley, marjoram and mint. I just realized tonight though that I forgot thyme so I’m gonna have to go back and get some, got to have that!
We also bought seeds for sunflowers so we have free feed for the birds in the late summer, early fall..plus we get to enjoy them all summer! We bought a new bird feeder that is supposed to be squirrel proof but I’m not sure its working! LOL..I don’t mind feeding the squirrels and chipmunks either! We have plans to remove some ugly bushes I hate and put in peonies and hydrangeas! I love mapping out the improvements along with the yearly stuff we always do!
Lets see, what else is going on..I am reading “the Craft of the Wild Witch” by Poppy Palin and love it so far. She writes very well and I’m learning alot. I just finished reading the first 7 books of the House of Night series..so good! Now, I know these books are aimed at teens and at 52 years old I’m most definitely not a teen..but they are good books and I read all 7 in about a week..I just couldn’t put them down! LOL..now, alas, I have to wait for the 8th which doesn’t come out until January of next year I think! :(….I have been encouraged by some witchy friends of mine (you all know who you are! ) to read the Sweep series so I’ve got the first two and will be starting them…I love to read and will read just about anything! LOL!
I’ve also been working on my BOS..that is alot of work and always in progress but I really love working on it..its coming out just like I pictured it would! I have so much fun going thru my witchy books and planning out the pages I want to keep in my book and finding pics to put with it..very creative!
Thursday is the Full Moon..I love the full moon every month. Its really a special time for me. This one I think is going to be extra bright..it already is a bright light moon and its not full yet! I plan on doing a Full ritual this month. I usually keep it simple, light a candle, and re-cleanse and energize my crystals, tools and jewelry in the moonlight. This month I’m going to take advantage of the warmer weather and spend some time, outside, really communing with my Goddess.
This has been a bad week too in that I lost an Aunt and am now losing an old friend who is too young to die. At these times I realize even more how we are put here to love each other, to love life, and live it to the fullest!! Blessings to both of them and their families as they start a new journey. May their path be lit by Moonlight as is mine…..
Blessed Be, Autumn
One response to “Herbs, gardening and stones…….”
Love hearing about the myriad of “babies” you are planting! Creeping, trailing, vining creatures are calling to me this year…I just planted some succulents, but can’t remember their names, as well as some “steppables” and a breathtaking purple/blue clematis in honor of a friend who just passed. Next up….more clematis and vining snapdragon. I usually herb garden but am deck planting this year due to my injuries. So far I have rosemary (my all-time fav), orgegano, chives, basil….your “typicals” but I sooooo love them!