Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Keep Forgettin' I'm Not 19 Anymore

Yesterday, I organized my shed, picked up fallen limbs and placed them in the fire pit, applied for a job, moved my plants indoors for the upcoming winter, and I did all my usual cooking and cleaning. I slept like a rock. But the shed looks pretty good.
My steps. I need tie them together so they don't wobble when stepped on. My father has a fairly ingenious method which I will show you as soon as I have all the stuff to do it. He's had the same steps on his shop for over 45 years.
I tried to keep like things together.
Not real happy about my flower pots on the floor like this but I'll figure it out later.
I moved my gargoyle over the door to protect my shed and garden tools.
It occurs to me that I haven't shown you my house. This is the view from the shed door. I couldn't get the whole house in one shot; it's too big. This is the middle section complete with two different exterior paint colors because my idiot brother-in-law picked out paint without consulting his wife. She didn't like it and Scott was tired of painting anyway so he just left it as is.
After I took these photos, I set out one of my rose bushes. Fall is a good time to transplant trees and bushes because they are less likely to suffer from shock. It's the same as moving a sleeping child from the car to their bed. If you want to add some magick, think about what your plant means to you. Write down your wish on a piece of paper and place it in the ground. I like to dig the hole, add the paper, then place the plant on top. You could get a little more complex and talk to the plant. Tell it why it is being planted and what you expect. This helps to establish a connection when working with nature spirits or totem energy. Even better would be sitting in meditation to ask the plant where it should be planted. Whether you do magick or not, be sure to add plenty of fertilizer. This helps it to survive the winter and grow in the spring.

1 comment:

Aine O'Brien said...

Oh you are so ambitious. I'm really enjoying watching the transformation. I think I need a nap now. :)