Thursday, September 23, 2010

adventures on a Full Moon at Spring Equinox.

a few weeks ago while sitting in my favourite little cafe in Winmalee, I spied a dessert called 'La Montagna Full Moon' & I promised myself that next Full Moon, I would treat myself to this.. and here we are today at Full Moon
religiously, for a few years now, I have followed the wheel of the year & always celebrated with a meal, altar decorations and other rituals. But today, all I could do was mark the day with a special dessert & looking in my garden.. as I settle into Villa Maria, I hope to bring that part of my self into play once again.. but for the time being it has to be simple.

Joe & I went for morning coffee before he toddled off to play golf..

for someone who does not usually drink coffee, I thought that maybe this shot or italian espresso, coupled with the Full Moon, may have an affect on me..

I had to pour the coffee and the melted chocolate over the icecream

then eat it, spoonful by sinful spoonful

what is blooming in my garden at Villa Maria?... azaleas & the citrus have blooms, promising lots of fruit next winter. the sage is shooting madly - good, I will have enough to make my sage tea for the hot flushes. it works. 4 or 5 leaves daily.. chew or make tea.

and the most divine rhododendron. gorgeous enough to make even Joe gasp.

this Spring Equinox: connect with plant energies. Choose a plant and spend time exploring the leaves and stem in great detail, being careful not to harm it. Use a magnifying glass. Feel the textures and inhale the scent of the plant. {what do you see in my glorious rhododendron flower?}


mxtodis123 said...

It seems like just yesterday that we were heading into Spring and you into Fall. How quickly time flies.

Ruth said...

I can see a pointed little fairy face - she is wearing a pink dress of course!

judie said...

I see....the softness of a baby's skin, the delicate breath of a wee fairy, and a Madonna's burst of joy from the heart. Lovely flower.

Janet said...

A shot of espresso for someone who doesn't drink coffee! Were you "wired" for the rest of the day? I don't do caffeine but I had a big piece of chocolate cake on my birthday and it kept me up most of the night. I didn't even think about the caffeine in chocolate!

Your rhododendron is that color.

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

i still find it funny how we are at opposites in the wheel of the year~your garden looks beautiful while ours is withdrawing into sleep

gemma said...

You know how to celebrate:-)
I love looking deeply into plants and flowers. So much beauty inside. Your rhododendron has LOVE inside it.

Anonymous said...

Oh that dessert looks wicked :-)

Isn't is lovely to see the gardens springing (no pun intended) to life? Although with ours it's also highlighting the winter neglect - I know how I'm going to be spending my holiday!

Pam said...

I see such "girlie" energy in those magnificent rhododendrom flowers of yours! Ballet dresses, lipsticks and playful tiara-ed fairies painting their little fingernails with whatever they use - clear nectar??xx

amelia said...

That coffee dessert looks amazing especially with the chocolate! Decadent..

The rhodo reminds me of England. In the woods there they grow so tall and full, they can be found in most of the forests there and they are so lovely. Here, we can't keep them alive at all, we've tried..

Imogen said...

I see comets and nebulae in the rhododendron flowers; sheer blazings of light and colour. Stunning!

There used to be an Italian restaurant near me that served that ice-cream, espresso, chocolate combination. Decadently good; and very enlivening of the afternoon, what with the coffee and the sugar hits in one. Sadly it closed last year and was replaced with a Spinning Chicken.

"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)