Friday, July 1, 2011

wings on air

Last night around the time of the new moon in the water sign of Cancer, the skies opened up and gave us rain. I hope that you, too, are blessed with water if you need it. We do.


Now is when to sow seeds. Garden seeds, word seeds, hope seeds, and dream seeds. Cancer is the most fertile sign of all, moist and fruitful.


 Cancer makes us want to nest. The garden feels like my rightful place, my outside nest.


I've been tying feathers onto branches. I'm not really sure how this came about, but I'm thinking about what kinds of seeds I want to plant while I wrap and tie them. They are little feather prayer flags and when the cotton threads give way, the feathers will return to their rightful place . . .


 . . . wings on air.

xo

16 comments:

liniecat said...

What a perfectly lovely idea......hope the violet seeds wont arrive too late to plant!

deanna7trees said...

just love your flying feathers.

woman with wings said...

Lyn, thanks -- and I'll sprinkle the violets seeds as soon as possible when the moon is right.

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Deanna -- they are wonderful to see out the window, too!

marchhare said...

I stumbled on your blog a couple of days ago looking for herbal drinking water. I'm so glad I found it! Your wise insights are a treasure!

cristina said...

feathers make flight possible, your
found feathers send prayers for
needed rain.
poof! prayers answered.
i think your feathers with orange come
from the flicker . . . i think.
love your photos

woman with wings said...

Hi Marchhare, thank you for coming by! And you've just reminded me that I need to make a new batch of lemon balm water!

woman with wings said...

Oh, Cristina, I hope you mean that you got rain! You really need it in NM, more than here even.

Some of the feathers are indeed from the flicker, we have a lot of flickers in Denver -- and thank you!

cindy said...

love these feathers & the sentiments behind them. i'm catching up on blog reading...loved your "hex" day-bees do work their magic in so many ways. and the "enough" stone-for a long time i've said i want my gravestone to read, "she bucked up & led a good enough life". most of life is better than good enough- but there are those days, situations, people that require readjustments. hope your stress has diminished.

Marie said...

What a fabulous idea regarding the feathers and I love the outdoor altar.
Is that a fabric bundle? My birthday is in July and I am a "nester" :)

Deb G said...

That's what I'll be doing today, planting seeds...

woman with wings said...

Cindy, love your epitaph!

What stress? Ha.

I agree, life is pretty good. See you.

woman with wings said...

Marie, thanks, I'm appreciating the altar more every year, I think -- it's my broom laying across, it does look like a bundle, doesn't it?
What day in July are you? (I'm the 17th.)

woman with wings said...

Deb, happy planting. Me too, I think I'll separate/repot the amarylis bulbs and bulblets, too hot for much else, I'm a lazy one.

Marie said...

Ha! now I see the broom clearly...usually I am up at the wee hours of the morning and I am half awake and do not see as well lol!, when I am reading blogs.
My birthday is July 6 and I am a twin. I have a twin brother and we look somewhat alike except He is tall and I am short.<3

cristina said...

Yes, it has rained some in new mexico's, upper elevations but not here in albuquerque... really weird . . .