In spite of the cicada singing this morning, and the fact that
and hibiscus are blooming in joy
(thanks to me protecting them from Irene)
this morning had that feeling.
You know the one…
where it is just a little cooler in the morning than summer usually is,
and where the light has changed the position it shines through the windows.
All things pointing to the next season coming along.
It has been a glorious summer here in NH.
No complaints at all about that.
But how I wish it was just a little longer…
Oh well, I will try and focus on the marvels of the new season as they arrive.
Fall is kind of wonderful.
This Arty Queen was born in the season after all !
Here is a bit of art that I managed to do in spite of feeling pretty crappy physically the last little while…
I am happy with how they turned out – sharing little bits of myself and my August 2011 experiences with the lovely hostess of our Sketchbook project.
It will go off into the mail today.
Art Journal page – The Gardener, August 2011
As for the physical stuff, the why’s of it are kind of besides the point – maybe allergies, maybe poor eating habits and not enough physical movement, maybe anxiety of the state of the world…whatever…
The main message I got from the physical discomfort was that I am in desperate need of some self-nurturing and “mothering” care.
I tend to give a lot more care and love to the people who mean so much to me
than I do to myself, and have for all my life, really.
I am learning the importance of being my own gardener.
Pulling the weeds, offering good nourishment,
and marveling the beauty of growth.
I still have a long way to go to get that thumb to green,
but at least, I have heard the message loud and clear.
Now, it is time to start listening to it…
“Kimbo, what do you need ?”
and begin providing it for my Self.
On that note, I am enjoying my low fat, low sugar Greek style yogurt with a handful of All Bran cereal in it, that will be followed by a walk with the sweet Chica-dog.
‘Cause that is what I need today.
Sending big love to you, Beautiful Ones.
Happy Tuesday !