|Greetings! As summer slowly fades away I prepare to welcome fall and the need to create on a different level. Always when the trees start to turn and their leaves flutter down to mother earth, I know fall is on its way. By then, I am ready to bid farewell to my Garden Sanctuary. Suddenly, there is a stirring of New Beginnings, not unlike my two great nephews who were filled with excitement as they anxiously awaited their first day of the new school year. The 6 year old eyes sparkled as he told me about his new French Immersion school and his 4 year old brother was thrilled and delighted he was going into JK. Indeed! Fall is without a doubt a time of New Beginnings regardless of age.
In my case, fall is when my creative juices start to flow. I feel revitalized and renewed. I spent a great deal of my summer communing with nature and mother earth in my personal Garden Sanctuary. In a matter of weeks my beautiful flower garden and rich bountiful kitchen garden will be no more. My personal outdoor sanctuary that connects me to all of life, nature and new growth will be a patch of plain earth ready for the winter snow.
However, the cycle of nature is so powerful it allows one to enjoy the gifts of each season while luxuriating in memories of the one just past. I go forth into fall treasuring the hours I spent communing with nature, planting, reaping, tilling the earth and feeling connected as I watched vegetables and vines grow, blossom and bloom. I continue to feel profound Gratitude for all the abundance nature gave me.
In the Peace and Stillness of nature I watched new growth appear daily, and the butterflies and bees
Enjoy the nectar from the flowers. I knew they too were enjoying my garden. My heirloom tomato trees and vines became burdened with fruit and the beans and cucumber vines gave richly of their crop. My Garden Sanctuary is where I spend time each summer recharging and renewing my mental, spiritual and physical “batteries” in preparation for a creative fall.
To your New Beginnings,