art journal page…watercolour and ink
New Growth surrounds me right now. Spring bulbs are pushing up through the earth. The buds on the clematis and the rhododendrons are becoming bigger and fatter every day and the pussy willows are very close to opening. New growth is self evident for those who take the time to look.
To some extent I spent much of the last year and even the year before and the year before that, looking inward and focusing on my own growth. I was digging deep, turning the soil, planting the seeds…asking the big questions.
This year I feel very much in tune with the new growth that’s pushing upward and outward. There's a quickening, an eagerness and an excitement about life...life in general and my life in particular..that’s pushing through and I haven't felt this for a long time. It feels good...really good.
It also feels very right to be here in this much cooler and decidedly wetter corner of the world this winter, rather than in the sunshine of Mexico. The spring growth seems to more accurately mirror my own inner awakening.
It’s a happy day for new growth.
I’m slipping a Friday end-of-the-week summary in here today too...
Seeing …outside: overcast, with varying shades and tones of greys and greens…so west coast winter! Also a flat of cheery primroses to plant in pots this weekend
Seeing…Inside: A fresh bouquet of mauve and white tulips.
Hearing: Molly was very excited this morning as “Poppa” played hide and seek with E. Molly knows they’re playing the game as soon as they start counting. By the count of three, she is already over the top excited and starts running around, barking and ratting out the the hidden person. She kind of ruins the game but it’s also kind of funny.
Tasting: The gastronomical highlight of my week was a breakfast sandwich at a local cafe/bakery/farm garden called The Roost. Laugh if you will, but OMG, I really, really love their breakfast sandwiches; they use their own organic eggs and they actually grow their own organic wheat, mill it and bake everything they sell with it. I have mine on rye (also their own) which I seem to be able to tolerate in small doses.
Feeling: (see above re: new growth)
I am Grateful For: My weekly online webinar with Victoria and Eloheim. That hour and a half of down to earth, step by step wisdom and guidance has taken me from 0 to 90 in the last two years…well, maybe not quite 90 but definitely 85! Mr. I and I (that sounds just a little too cute) are going to Sonoma, Ca. in September to gather with others for an Eloheim retreat. Sooo looking forward to it.
Have a lovely weekend everyone and thanks to all who stop by. Sending you happy thoughts of spring and new growth!