Friday, October 7, 2016

look, honey


I haven't held needle and thread in my hands once since I wrote here last...although I have held and sunk cloth into a mordant bath and then wondered why on earth it turned brown -- from a mordant? And I have picked and brewed one zinnia dye-bath. And I held the camera at just the right time to photograph a chickadee in action and then some plants that seem to think there is still time to grow and blossom even though it nearly froze last night. Maybe they know something we don't.

I have been lucky to hold the hands of some dear friends. And there is the sprite whose whole four-year-old body I held and squeezed and kissed the top of her head. And I acquired some new crystals and gems to get acquainted with by sensing their energy in my hands. Dogs to pet, writing, cleaning. That is mostly what I've been doing with my hands.


In October the veil between the worlds thins. Sometimes, on an inner level, we can hear and feel our loved ones beyond the veil. And maybe they can hear and feel us too. Experiencing something that was meaningful to a loved one when they were still here is thought to be an opening through which to reach out to them. For instance, if they loved butterflies and we see a beautiful image of a butterfly, that would be an opening to share and connect with them.

Today I looked across the back yard to the wooden play structure we had built for our kids when they were little. The two swings have been replaced with a porch swing while the rest of the structure is covered with vines but it still holds strong. And I silently asked our little boy, Corty, who passed at age seven, to look at the swing set now, it is still here. Where he once climbed up the ladder to get to the platform to pretend to be He-Man, wisteria and grapevines climb now. But it is still here -- look, Honey!

My personal October ritual is to find openings for loved ones in the Great Beyond...I believe we all can. xx



19 comments:

Els said...

Ahhhhh your pictures are eye candy !!!

liniecat said...

I hope Corty does come to share the seat and its sturdy supports and watch you whilst you sit or potter in the garden.
(Hug)
What's that stunning turquoise (I think), crystal?
Such a wonderful colour!
You can always overdye I guess or stamp across the fabrics or sun dye if you get a late hot enough day!
Our trees leaves are turning green/yellow through to reds/browns - our hot days have passed lol

Rhonda Buss said...

What a lovely bounty of pictures that beautifully capture fall.

Mo Crow said...

Wow what a totally brilliant photo of morning glory, that blue is indeed the colour of longing... especially for us here in the Land Down Under where Morning Glory and Moonflower are very invasive weeds that take over the delicate natives in marginal bushland

dulcy said...

What a beautiful and touching post...... your photography is just so full of light, and the stones are brilliant! There's still blooming here too..... temps in 40's tonight, so no frost as of yet. I'm always inspired after dropping by.

xo
dulcy

Nancy said...

You hold the key to many hearts my friend. Dear Corty...your story both tears at my heart and holds it. He is so very loved.

Ms. said...

Oh yes stunning morning glories...and that perfect chickadee moment. All the doings of your hands and the joy in those doings is transporting. It is, it is a time for falling and the suggestion that one can call to loved ones beyond the veil is so comforting a thought. I didn't know, or had forgotten about the little one who left at seven....and for a moment was with you staring at the swing. Love never ends. Thanks Peggy and do let us know about the energies of your new crystals when it comes up in a natural way for you.

Luna Crone said...

What lovely things, you have been doing, with your hands.

And how lovely, to try to communicate with a child, no longer here.

Beautiful, beautiful post.

Thank you for sharing all of this, with us.

Gentle Autumn hugs,
Luna Crone

handstories said...

Oh, Corty, and the mama who Loves him. Your post is full of Light & Sight. ox

Peggy said...

Els, thank you, the autumn light helps.

Peggy said...

Lyn, I feel that he is near, thanks so much.

That crystal is fluorite, relatively inexpensive and so beautiful, I agree! :)

Have never had a mordant bath do such a thing! Aghghhhhh!

Peggy said...

Rhonda, thank you, it is just the best time of the year to take photos!

Peggy said...

Mo Crow, the sky always gets a little darker shade of blue in the autumn which I just love. Can't imagine having these plants as weeds! But I know that's how it works...the balance...

Peggy said...

Hi Dulcy, yes, it's almost hard to take a bad photo this time of year....thanks for your kind words. It nearly froze here but hasn't actually done the deed yet.

Peggy said...

Nancy, thank you for your beautiful words. You're right, it is both a tender and a wretched feeling but since it's both at the same time, it's not too bad. If you know what I mean.

Peggy said...

Michelle, yes, it is time to fall, isn't it? We are falling into the deep. I love it there.
Finding the opening has become a ritual for Jan and I. We both feel when the veil has begun to thin, it brings us together as we reach through.

Peggy said...

Luna Crone, thank you for such kind encouraging words. A beautiful week to you...

Peggy said...

Hazel, thank you, that means a lot. I love the words light & sight.

Deb G said...

So much beauty, I especially love that top photo. The angle makes me think of bridges, a way of reaching out.