Thursday, April 03, 2008

The dirt is calling

It rained in Denver last night, a strange occurrence, but one global warming will have us getting used to. The rain pleased the daffodils, tulips and scila flowering all over. And it made me want to get back to the dirt. The week before I left for VA, I was able to do some cleaning up in the yard--raking leaves and such--and it felt good. It felt soul-renewing. Sacred.

So I'm reminded of an article by my friend Stephanie Rose Bird on Sacred Gardening for Conjuration.

Here's an excerpt:

By conjuring natural and spiritual energy, knowing the language of flowers, trees, certain deity and elementals, a magical garden is easily within in your reach. Having strong intent—knowing and owning your purpose—promises the desired outcome.

Read the whole article at Divine Caroline, a site that I'm planning to spend more time at.


Sustenance Scout said...

I stuck my head out the door to smell the rain this morning, Carleen (ok, and to grab a gallon of milk out of the milk box). That and the fat momma robins around the neighborhood are such welcome signs. No daffodils here since the bunnies devour them, but my tulips are making their way. Looking forward to a warm weekend of as much yard work as I can sneak in. K.

Barrie said...

I have got to get my tomatoes in. One, they'll be delicious to eat. Two, gardening is good for the soul. Thanks for the link.

Carleen Brice said...

K, How funny that the bunnies eat daffodils. I planted them because squirrels won't touch them.

Barrie, Tomatoes already? We won't be able to put in tomatoes for a month at the earliest. You're lucky!

LadyLee said...

I looked out into the patch of dirt that was my garden last year and saw that the rosemary and lemon mint were up and growing fast. We've been getting a TON of rain here in Atlanta lately, I am glad of that... I was thinking about not having a garden this year because we had bad drought here last year (hence, high water bills!) But with all the rain? Makes me want to put my hands in the dirt, too! Time to go ahead on and sow my vegetable seeds.

Mary Ann (Moanna) said...

It's still too chilly and wet here to dig in the dirt, but I'm hoping to pick up sticks this weekend. Thanks for the links. They remind me of A Secret Garden. Love that little movie.