Thursday, April 27, 2017

a daisy and other kinds of flowers


I'm sewing flowers onto a torn and tattered earth flag as part of my mending the earth project. Since there is a lot of ground to cover here, anything goes.

That led to flower fairies. Pipe cleaners shaped into a basic body form are threaded with cloth flower petals and a wooden bead for a head. 

A waffle generously drizzled with elderberry syrup might be considered a medicinal food by some. Recipe here.


On the afternoon of the Dark Moon on Tuesday we said good-bye for now to our Daisy. Above was one of her favorite places in the garden...and she positioned herself on nearly this same spot to take her last breaths. Over about a month's time, she slowly made the transition from old age into the Great Beyond unassisted except for food and water and then just water and then nothing. Jan and I got to be with her. It was sad, it was holy, it was magic.



11 comments:

Ms. said...

Dear Daisy, Dear you and Jan, and such lovely peaceful and colorful photographs. Visiting here never fails to warm and comfort even when the news is sad you call it magic which is a higher perspective much appreciated.

jude said...

it's peaceful here.

Barbara said...

Flowers and peace, reminiscent of the 60s. Succeeding generations have to learn for themselves. Farewell to Daisy, be at rest.

Elderberry said...

Oh...I'm sorry about Daisy :( It seemed that she had the best life she could possibly have had, though :)

Rhonda Buss said...

Your Daisy looks so much like my Little Bit whom I too had to say goodbye to last September. They fill our hearts with so much love, while they are here and even when they are gone. I hope that you find peace in her memory.

a writing place said...

I am so sorry for your loss....

but she will live on, in your hearts.

Hazel said...

Dear Peggy, Love to you and Jan, and lots of comforting memories. ox

deemallon said...

how beautiful a passage of your dear Daisy! Funny and inspiring how animals can pass with so little fuss, and so completely in accord with the elements.

liniecat said...

So sorry to read of Daisy's passing .(... I'm behind on blog catch ups)
I suspect she's still lingering near that spot of hers, she looked to have been too wise to move far away from you x

Peggy said...

Lyn, thank you. I know how connected to animals you are so I gratefully take comfort in what you said about that spot of hers. The other day I kept thinking she was on one of the dog beds in the sewing room -- still haven't taken the extra one out even though we only need one bed now for Talula...just can't do it yet. xo

Nancy said...

Aw, Miss Daisy...may she be at peace and both of you too. It is a lovely, happy photograph of her. And that nest pic is stunning!