Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter quiet, hidden life

So this new year one of my resolutions has to do with conncecting more deeply to the outdoors, to plants and trees and the slow cycles of nature.
I have this amazing garden in our new house that I will be getting to know this year as it re-emerges from winter's darkness; I am sure these plants will be showing up in my journal, my collage paintings, and even my food! (lots of herbs abound.)
I dried tons of sage in November when we first moved in, and now I am gathering seeds and planning what to grow. I love the idea of growing more of our food, and letting the local plants that thrive here naturally inform more of what we eat. I also am learning more about herbs as medicine, and I have a sneaking suspicion that some of these herbs will have healing powers for me, and lessons to teach me. My journal will be helping me document all this, and moving me into a healthier place in 2011.
Under the snow, the seeds and plants are there, waiting in Spirit for their rebirth, like all of us, as Spring comes, welcoming new life.

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
--Albert Einstein


  1. Em, happy new year. Ive recently pondered the resiliance of garlic chives. No matter how much I neglect them or cut them off at the knees they come back beautifully. And they taste so nice on freshly scrambled eggs.
    I live in a one bedroom appartment but grow all sorts of things to eat and it makes me feel responsible for my own nourishment.

  2. oh boy - garlic chives on scrambled eggs, that sounds pretty awesome.