Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Lammas Love ~ St Valentines Day with a difference
the plan was to have a picnic with friends Joe & I had planned to take a picnic to Leura, a walk to Olympian Rock - a favourite bush walk of ours and sit eating our magickal picnic overlooking some of the most stunning scenery in the world..[I had visions of setting a lovely table complete with vintage tablecloth, candles and flowers - real plates and glasses.. a simple dinner of marinated chicken, salad from my garden and for a treat, one of my little homemade bliss balls].. but of course, Mother Nature had other plans.. she decided to rain on our parade.... which leads us to plan B.
buy takeaway Thai,
run to a shelter at Echo Point and sit eating our picnic in the rain..
sharing our meal with little sparrows..[that is what harvest is all about, is it not?
& sometimes being lucky enough to glimpse a view as the mists parted.. that was ok.. fine by me.. being in the presence of the ancestors in the mist.. lovely.
oh and yesterday, I made a corn dollie. my very first ever. I had bought some organic corn cobs and had one for lunch... keeping the husks for my planned dolly.. - creating the dolly took me back to my childhood.. growing up in a farming district where corn was often in abundance.. sitting with my dad, eating freshly picked corn dripping with butter and lashings, lashings of salt.
She is on my altar.. I am still yet to learn just exactly what I am supposed to do with this little corn dolly..not quite sure what the ancestors did with theirs either.. but it was fun creating her!
I have been feasting on strawberries too.. lots of them from the farmers market.