Tuesday, March 11, 2014
in the green
We are currently in a waxing moon phase with the moon in the sign of Cancer. Cancer is a moist and fertile sign, the best time to sow seeds, both real and imagined. Waxing moon energy is for nurturing those seeds we've planted -- in general growing, adding to, and building.
I've been attracted to all things green lately. Inside, outside, on the dinner table and on the sewing table. Parsley for salad and parsley for the dye-pot with some white wool. Yesterday I sewed some green florals onto my slow cloth with green thread -- I discovered there is very little green in my stash of cloth so I'll need to take care of that situation very soon.
Yesterday our temperatures were in the 70's but I think we're expecting snow later today or tomorrow. The crocus and pasque flowers are in bloom -- one bee sister came while I was admiring their blossoms. When and if bees forage on certain plants depends on the species of bee. For instance, I read that strains of Italian bees like crocus in early spring, but don't like it to be too cold. Bumblebees, with their furry bodies, don't mind the cold and begin foraging earlier in the year than other bees. I also learned that one should resist cleaning up the garden too soon because tiny bees and probably other good insects are still hibernating in those hollow dried-up stems.
Wishing you a beautiful green week!