Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Every single time I went out today there was a Crane out on the dock. Every single time I reached for the camera it took off. To the ancient Chinese, the Crane was a symbol of justice and longevity. A Crane totem entering your life could signal recovery of what was lost to you. Crane people have a sense of secrecy and protectiveness. Crane reflects the importance of not dividing your attention between more than one project rather focusing on just the more important one. Mothers with Crane totems do better as stay-at-home moms rather than trying to juggle raising a family and work. If this is impossible, ask Crane to help you accomplish both. Crane can teach you how to celebrate your creative resources and keep them alive, by having the proper focus in your life. I decided to drop everything and weave.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Today was a day filled with color ❤ Not yet the intense color of Autumn but the color of creatures that visit the cottage. We have a pair a Cardinals that hang out in the thicket by the stone staircase leading to the rivers edge. There also seem to be more butterflies than usual. We have many yellow sulfer butterflies and these tiny blue ones, I have no idea what they are and my favorite Monarchs! I just realized that there is milkweed scattered among the ivy and the maple and oak saplings. There were dozens of Monarchs everywhere I looked. They seemed to be mimicking the the leaves that have begun to change. Here's one that sat still enough for a photograph, this is in the wild tangle on the north edge of the lawn overlooking the river.
Yesterday as I was sorting thru boxes to see what goes where I decided to grab a drink and take in the view for a moment.....after all that's why I'm here in the first place. Moving is crazy. At least it makes me crazy everything all willy nilly in the wrong place, in the wrong box, BROKEN!!!! I had just discovered my shortbread pan that I loved is shattered. But there is still too much to do and deal with so I put the pieces on the table wrapped up in paper to list on the damage claim sheet. The day before I had moved a table outside under the Loblolly Pines and Maple trees I thought it would be nice to have a place to get outside and shift my focus for a bit. Theres a little spot that sticks out a bit at the edge of the yard before it drops to the rivers edge that nice for sitting and watching..........everything! As I was making my way to the table...slow going barefoot due to the amount of pinecone, sticks and pine needles I came across this little one making her way under the the table.......Good for me.....something to take my mind off the broken things.