Apr 28, 2013

Moon Gate & Gardens

So It has been a busy couple of days...Lots of digging, moving stones & raking tons of oak leaves  & so many branches from the winter storms this year.....great fire pit wood.......but the first part of this garden is done....I am really happy with it so far....
First it was transplanting the rhubarb from this little garden,, moving the soil to the side... then digging down to create a trench...Lots of help with this from the girls...a smorgasbord of bugs was enjoyed by all...

Then out came the moon gate...an old wagon wheel rim I have had in storage...& setting it in place.... this is a moon gate that is more for children which is what I had in mind... then filling in the trench & adding some flat stones on top to begin anchoring the wheel...

My creative Hubby made this moon a few years ago from the other wheel rim.....This hangs on the end of the house...he still wants to do a bit more with it...But I love it as is......

meanwhile the girls start on the leaves down below the gate in the woods....

Then it was a matter of building up the stones around the rim on the base which is where I was going to stop but then started to fan out the stones like a walkway...but then that became two round gardens & the Moon Garden was born....

Time to get busy planting white flowers typical of a Moon garden all around  now that the frame work is done...I am transplanting a few white plants I have into the garden...Moon flowers (Morning Glories) will be grown over the arch....creeping thyme between the stones in the walkway...I transplanted a Bridal Wreath bush to the left side that will look nice there when it blossoms....

This is the back side going down into the woods.... I want to plant Lily of the Valley going down the slope but for now will wait to see what comes in here naturally....I cannot wait for the canopy to grow in through the woods...

I did one last thing today with the help of the Hubby & that was to place this huge stone in the front... There is a special reason for it...but that will be revealed later.... Now to plant.....
Stay tuned for more on this summer's project....

Apr 26, 2013

DIY Friday- Moon Gate....

I know... it is an ongoing theme for me...I love the Moon....& I couldn't imagine a better time to start this...This idea came to me over the winter as I was looking at these pictures...I have had this "portal " hanging around for awhile & was not sure what to do with it...then it came to me...It is not the same material as these but I think it will be just as nice...and it is a great re-purpose for it...I would love to have a stone moon gate some day though...covered in moss!!  


Screaming Heads, Ontario Canada


So these are my inspiration...I am starting the project today & hopefully by Sunday I will post the results....I am excited about this one...& it is a beautiful day to be outside.....So stay tuned for my Moon Gate....& where does it lead to????
Have a great weekend!!!


Apr 25, 2013

Full Moon In Scorpio.....

Has arrived!!! This is a great time for the Hubby & myself...yeah we are both Scorpios....I have been reading a lot of how intense this time is but actually the Hubby & I seem to be going with the flow...Of course, Intense is a good definition for us.....ask anyone...I have also read  about an "intense" Karmic flow & again we have had many things happen over the past few weeks that have been very karmic...all very very good...

I am just going to mention some of my feelings as we enter this period.....This Full Moon is special to me...this resonate with me personally .....  Over the last few weeks as we have been clearing out material items that cannot be reused ......applying the Feng Shui techniques (Yes it is becoming an annual event sometimes biannual).....the useless, the broken, the un-fixable has been removed from the realm......things that we have needed but couldn't afford especially for the Hubby have been given to us by generous friends...who are also cleaning out.......things that will be well utilized in making our shop items... the result of Karmic action....

Regeneration & Rebirth like the Phoenix rising from the ashes (*I love this painting*)...Meditating daily has helped me release many things, things that will never be allowed back in.....Done....I have written many things & released it by fire as well..that is very cleansing...Each time we let of go of that which does not serve us, we receive good things that do... people & experiences that are healthy & supportive...& who you can return that support in a balanced way...Yin /Yang

 Healing from the past & Letting Go......a good spring cleaning....not only of material things but of the past...of the negative & toxic...of the "corrupt & diseased" ..I read that somewhere & thought it was apt for what I am going through..... to stop taking personally others issues & emotional problems that they try to lay at your feet because they cannot face the truth... 


Truth.....Digging deep for the truth...those dark secrets & lies that are hidden will be revealed....Things you don't want to face as it takes you out of your comfort zone.....Your life can even be impacted negatively by others trying to hide their secrets & lies....Now is the time to walk away from it & not get drawn in ...Believe me.....You have enough to deal with already.....For me it was a matter of reclaiming my power & paying attention once again to my intuition & insight...It is always best to follow that one... Intuition...Gut feelings......If it doesn't feel right, it probably is not good for you...... Time now for a ridding yourself of the old & moving into a new time or place...

Lets not forget there is a partial Lunar eclipse involved tonight as well...I like what Mystic Mamma posted...

“Lunar Eclipses symbolize an ending of a chapter, time of letting go, surrendering and closing of doors so to speak.  You can see this is a great time of shedding the past, at least whatever you are ready to, and really diving into it and letting go. Don’t over-analyze it. Release the grip and set yourself free to heal and move on. Honor whatever it is or was and let it go on all levels of your being. Wherever area of life the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio activates for you, consider it a time of serious letting go for deep transformation and reclaiming your power. You may find you free up some stuck creative energy in the process!”

I have to tell you this one...The Lunar Eclipse will create a "shadow cast" which I thought was weird or maybe symbolic when I read that since we adopted a new family member this past weekend....Her name is Shadow... she is a Celestial Cat...*wink*..Isn't she pretty sitting among the stars...very mystical...(I can hear my kids laughing right now)...

This is what she looks like on Earth....& seems to be fitting in with our little family quite well...

Last night's moon was beautiful & I can't wait to see it tonight....I don't think we will be able to see the eclipse in the Americas unfortunately so we will have to rely on the pictures taken.....The Hubby & I  have a couple of things planned to make it special....(if the wind calms down so you know fire is involved)....... Thanks for listening to me ramble on.....Hope those of you who are Moon followers have planned something special as well.......I am off to do some Moon salutations, a Moon Bath ritual  & some meditation time...
Here is Stevie to start you on your way....

Enjoy your sacred moon time tonight....


Apr 22, 2013

Freedom!

Richie Havens died today at the age of 72 of a heart attack.......He was the opening act at Woodstock and basically saved the day...playing  while other acts were still on the way.....what was suppose to be only 40 minutes turned into 2 hours & 45 minutes......His most memorable song was Freedom.....RIP Richie....



Apr 18, 2013

Sneak Peak...

The Hubby has been growing magical mushrooms...now it is my turn...
Stay tuned....

Apr 16, 2013

My Thoughts & Prayers....

My heart goes out to the victims  & their families of yesterday's bombing in Boston.... I was not watching the news & then I got a text from my daughter saying it was scary in Boston right now...I freaked...I just thank God neither she or her husband was anywhere near the downtown area yesterday.... the pictures are hard to watch..I cannot imagine the terror everyone felt.... I also cannot imagine how people in parts of our world who live with this kind of thing every day of their lives manage.... It amazes me sometimes that it only takes a few to cause so much misery.... I hope they feel the hand of Karma...for I have little faith left in justice...

Apr 11, 2013

So Here I Go....

 I started my Esty Shop today....Moonstone Macrame....I am taking the plunge......It is time to sell some of the creations I make......my Macrame hangings....each has a tiny Moonstone on it somewhere... A slightly different twist on  macrame hangings...60's Hippie meets Middle Earth??? That is where I am headed with this.....

 I am not stopping here...Possibly a sister shop adding the artistic talents of the Hubby...We are going to make some more wooden mushrooms to sell which I am really excited to start & I am planning on a few wood carved items... We have had people tell us we should be selling what we make together.. So we will never know unless we give it a try...

We will see where these go but I have no doubt this will be an ever evolving changing adventure..
New ideas are filling my mind....

First things first....Welcome to Moonstone Macrame....

Apr 10, 2013

New Moon...Time for New Beginnings...


The New Moon this month is especially good for new endeavors ..that is exactly what I am going to do....taking my first step...   You will see more about this new adventure tomorrow...So stay tuned!!

"This is a super-charged seeding time for anything new. With the new moon in Aries, your confidence is boosted and if you’re struggling with dragging energy, it’s potentially a spark out of stagnation. The Aries New Moon is a time of action. It brings with it the characteristics of assertiveness, awareness, impulsiveness, exploration, and risk taking. This fiery sign shows your competitive, warrior nature.
The New Moon is a time of looking within yourself. It’s a time of new beginnings or breaking some old patterns. With the spring it’s time to prepare the garden and plant new seeds (new intentions).
Aries rules the 1st House – The House of Self. With this energy you may see your inner courage shines light on your leadership skills, your boldness, and independence.
Aries also rules the First Chakra – Root Chakra. During this New Moon look at your self-reliance, self sufficiency, and self direction. You may feel more impulsive and assertive. Honor your instincts at this time. With this Aries New Moon there is an opportunity to break free from old pattern, let go of anger, impulsiveness, selfishness, and any issues regarding fears related to survival.
The Aries power of this cycle is magnified with Venus and Mars and Uranus joining the sun and the moon very closely in Aries. With this configuration, all of the planets clustered in Aries, EXPECT SURPRISING RESULTS and a ripple effect from your actions.. ♥ "   Source
 Enjoy the New Moon!

Apr 4, 2013

More Boho Style...


Love this if it was minus the fur...
This would be the ultimate headboard!!!
Love this trunk!!  
Hope there was something that caught your eye that you could incorporate into your space...
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