Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March into April

I have packed up the March decorations.
I have begun my Spring cleaning.

It is the everyday activities that make my life enjoyable.

It is the wildness of my gardens that draws me outside when it is cold and rainy.

I am looking forward to April.
I have many plans.
I have many projects.

I am celebrating Paris this April.

I am studying France.
I can almost smell the lavender.

I shall finish up my March journal

and start April in my new purple leather journal.
I am excited about my new journal.
It is fancy!

April is all about rain showers

and poetry.

E.E. Cummings has always been my favorite Spring time poet.

April has so many delightful holidays!

We celebrate Earth Day

and count bees.

I took a break from cleaning when the postman came.
A thank you card from my friend arrived.
It is a gorgeous Dragon card. Very suitable for framing.
My friend knows me so very well.
I have fallen in love with this Dragon.
It is these every day lovelies
that fill me with joy.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Aries the Ram, the first house of the zodiac, awakens today.

Aries sings, "Spring" in my gardens.

Aries is the time of budding.
My archetype in Aries is my magical earth Child.

This year I am celebrating my young teen, my 12-15 year old.
I am remembering those long ago years.
I am remembering my love affair with all things French!

When I was 12 years old I loved Joan of Arc

and Annie Oakley.

By 13 I was head over heels
in love with Co-co

and Jackie.
These were my role models.

I did not have coming of age stories.

It was after I was married I discovered Alice in Wonderland

and the Wizard of Oz.

Just a couple of years ago I
rediscovered the joys of the French attitude.
Happy Aries.
This adventure is going to be fun.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ides of March

The Hairy Woodpeckers are large birds, measuring about 9 1/2 inches.
They look like little Downy Woodpeckers only much larger. They seem to be an exaggerated Downy.
We have a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers that feed at the nut feeders. I am always excited when I see them.

Our 2 1/2 inches of snow from yesterday melted quickly this morning.
We have a couple of raccoons visiting the deck at night.

Spring is slowly coming to my backyard.

Every year I think I should plant more crocus.
They are my first flowers.
Mocking bird is a regular visitor.
He does like the raisins we put out.
We waited to walk until twilight.
The trees in the cemetery are beginning to bud.
The Blue Birds had claimed their tree for the night.
There were too many clouds to see Mercury at sunset.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mardi Gras

The sounds of Carnival fill our home today.

It is Mardi Gras.

The smell of red beans and rice fill our home
 with the scent of New Orleans.

We are dancing about to the rythmn of the Samba

 on this end of winter, rainy,

cold Dragon day. We are having fun.

I love these tea sipping,
foot tapping, sing along days.

I watched the birds

find seed and suet.

This afternoon I perched up in the living room
 near the windows. I brought my books to the table.
Today we remember Kenneth Grahame.

Once again I am on an adventure.

I read about the Welsh coming to North America in the 12th century. I read about the Mandan Tribe, a White Indian tribe
that is believed to be the descendants of these early Welsh explorers. I have requested books about the Mandan Tribe.
This is very exciting. My imagination has taken me away to long ago times. I am hunting for my connection to the mound builders.

While we were running errands yesterday we hunted for Angels.

We are stopping at Churches and cemeteries

in our search.

It is a joy to have adventures

right in my own city.

When I see the Celtic Cross I am brought to tears.

I find them so very beautiful.

My collection of Angel photographs and Celtic Crosses is growing.
I am exploring my city.

Knowing my history,

knowing the references,

the why I do what I do,

makes my life filled with the joy of learning.

Our home is filled with laughter as we discover our connection to the Celts.