Today I am trying new old things. I have lit a stick of my Creativity incense and I am listening to music via my ear buds. Back when I was deep into my writing craft I would start every session of writing with some incense that I loved and music. Unfortunately my stereo has ceased to function many years ago so all my CDs have been unused unless it is in the car. I miss that. I miss the music as I write. So, here I am giving it another go.
I have also started watering more of the back gardens. I was just watering the bases of the milkweed to keep them healthy for the bees and butterflies but since I purchased a round sprinkler I can cover more area so yesterday I watered two new spots. The milkweed and pots that had been watered the night before didn’t show any visible signs of needing water despite the heat so I did two other gardens. I may do some watering in the front but they are to the north and don’t need as much as what I have behind the house to the south.
I also finally planted Minion’s garden yesterday. When Minion died I took his pool and cut it so it would fir around the base of the tree but I had minimal dirt and no money to get more so I put what I had in and left it. It’s been that way for about two or three years… three years. Well I got a big bag of dirt the other day and I looked at it yesterday morning and then looked at the half hearted project and decided to finish it. I had some seeds left over so I planted some food stuffs to the south and the rest is flowers. I watered it well. I stepped back and was pleased with myself. Finally a long ago project done. And it felt good to garden. I will try to water them every morning after Chris gets up (the hose turn on point is just outside the bedroom window).
I am also working on my spirituality. Working in the gardens has gotten me back to my Wiccan roots. I find myself being more in tune with my surroundings. I notice more. I can walk through all those flowers packed with bees and once I say excuse me (or us if the dogs are with me) none of the bees or other insects bother me/us. And those flowers are packed with insects. No one gets stung or even dive bombed by irritated insects. Birds will hang out in the yard while we are all out there doing whatever. It feels good to have that connection with things again.
So that is where I am right now. As well as some of the places I’d like to go. Thanks for reading! Have a great day and stay safe!