Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Peaceful Autumn View

 I wanted to share this photo from our property which is surrounded by beautiful old stone walls.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Beautiful Buck Deer

I was lucky enough to capture a photo of this deer taking a leisurely stroll thru our yard.
 What a "picture" perfect fall day!  *** HOW ENCHANTING***

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Take good care...

"If you take good care of something, it will live for a long time".

I am sure that when you read that statement, you thought of your own health, maybe your partner, child or pets health.  Possibly even your houseplants and garden.

When I see that statement, I see taking care of your dreams.  If you take good care of your hopes and dreams and wishes, they will live a good long life.  How many times have you been inspired with a great idea and start out with energy and excitement, only to lose momentum after a short while?  We let the reality of our daily life and choices get in the way and overtake our dreams and desires.  I know that when I  was young, I was going to be an artist, a great fashion designer, and a writer. Yes, all that!   Somehow I let life and my choices take me away from that dream.  I did not nurture it the way that you love something should be nurtured.  Even tho I neglected my dreams and allowed them to wilt and almost die, they still struggle for life.  They hang on and have stayed loyal and never left me.  I would never let my pets be hungry or thirsty or neglected, so why did I never understand that my dreams were also a living thing, a part of me that I loved very much?

My dreams are still with me and I make a promise to them today, that I will give them the love, care and nourishment that they deserve so that they can thrive and be joyful! 

Make a promise today to take good care of your dreams, so that they may live for a long time.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

::*)**SOUL SPARKLERS::**)**::

Not in any particular order:
-a scratch off that actually wins
-a purring cat
-homemade mac n cheese w/bacon
-lunch with your best friend
-an evening glass of wine with your partner
-an evening glass of wine with yourself
-donating to help my animal friends
-my favorite white blouse and faded blue jeans
-soft and comfy pj's (wear while drinking your evening glass of wine)
-inspiring artwork
-a new book
-a great coffee mug
-a shot of bailey's irish creme (ok a mug) with hazlenut creamer topped with whipped creme
-a lavender bubble bath (while drinking the bailey's)
-the smell of homemade spaghetti sauce on a rainy Saturday afternoon
-peanut butter & chocolate
-the color of sunshine yellow
-a new idea
-a big bowl of buttered popcorn
-the perfect writing utensil
-a beautiful journal
-watching the birds
-a spirit sighting
-a great daily horoscope
-a new haircolor

Well, you get the idea.  The simple stuff.  These are just a miniscule amount of my "Soul Sparklers".
Whatever makes your Soul Sparkle, be sure to get a heaping daily dose!``:**)"**~::

Monday, September 12, 2011

Willow Wood Spirit

I live on magickal ground that I truly believe is "Enchanted".

 Hence this blog and most of my art and writing is inspired by.

Lurking amongst our Willow Trees is this wonderful wood spirit and his dog.  He is a spirit of immense wisdom and his dog is the spirit of loyalty.  I have learned many lessons from these willow dwellers.



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friendship & Fun

A great day of crafting fun making our own personalized willow wands. And a wonderful suprise for me. A frienship bottle made by my friend Ametrine. Isn't it beautiful! 

Cytrine's Willow Wand

Magickal Goodies

Special Friendship Bottle
 What better way to spend a day than doing something creative with your best friend.
Check out Ametrine's blog http://www.ametrineknowingwillow.blogspot.com/ to see her unique wand.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sunflower Magick

Looks like my wild sunflower has magickally made some new friends, much to the delight of the birds and bees!

Kitten in a Zen moment

My sweet kitten appears like she is deep in meditation.  If only I could learn how to do that!

Unexpected Day Off

Due to flooding in our area this week, I had an unexpected day off from work. So, you may ask, "What to do with this gift of time"?  Create art, of course!  How about a Witchy Goddess.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gratitude Every Day!

 We are having serious flooding here in the Northeast.  This year we have heard on the news about flooding, tornadoes, wildfires, droughts and all manner of tragic natural events.

I have worked very hard the last few years to really "amp up" my level of gratitude and appreciation for all the wonderful things in my life, and especially how great my life is each and every day.  I am on a path to live simply, but beautifully.  For me this means being very selective about the "material things" that I choose to acquire.  I realize that there are so many more important things in life, such as freedom, friends, family and the memories you create over time, that cannot be duplicated.

My heart goes out to all the people who have lost so many things during these natural disasters and my sincere wish for them is that they come out of it with a whole new meaning of "gratitude" in their lives.  Slow down and realize that everything can be gone in a moment.  Appreciate the people and pets that are in your life, including yourself, every single day.  Start that gratitude journal you have been thinking about.  Tell people you love them.  Take extra special care of any and all animals you have chosen to bring into your lives. Take extra special care of you.

You do not need "stuff and clutter" in your life,  you need basic essentials, beauty and most of all LOVE!