Monday, June 14, 2010

early morning flags, new dollies and herb gardens

~ early morning flags ~
Early morning sunlight crept up over the hills sending long finger like shadows across
the glistening mint fields first... then through my windows and shone bright on our flag early this morning.
a beautiful start for Flag Day don't you think?....
Today I spent working on new dollies and digging in the garden.
Sculpting new dollies is always an exciting thing for me...
the little drawings and sketches and ideas I've scratched away at onto a napkin or the page corners of the
little book I keep in my pocket
begin to come to life...
I'm always so anxious to have them all begin to come to life at once...
just as I have dreamed of them being....the tilt of the head, a delicate chin...
a new sprigged frock...

my dollye ladyes & poppets

~~ A quiet and peaceful morning was spent planting more herbs from the greenhouse

herbs such as self-heal, chamomile, borage and comfrey.
This winter I'll make tea with my own dried chamomile to drink
while we read in front of the fire.
but today I'm enjoying their sprightly little daisy like blossoms
waving gently in the warm breeze with the star shaped blue blossoms of the borage
tucked at their feet.
Most of my gardens have been planted just for the new bees & they're
loving every little thing I've planted for them.
They seem so grateful for flowers to explore and dig into with all their might...
and at this moment all the garden is content
with the happy humming of my bees covering every flowering plant.
it's been a pretty near perfect day...
a quiet & peaceful day.
wouldn't it be lovely if it were as peaceful and quiet, every day...
all around the world.
I hope it has been such a day for you, too, my friend.