At first he was unseen. Blending in with berries and leaves. But as the lens came into focus so did he.
Allowing native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants to proliferate not only strengthens the web of life it is partnering with Gaia.
Adding additional food sources to the gardens helps to feed the creatures who share our space.
In eastern Pennsylvania October is the time to help gardens ready for the coming winter.
It is also a time to help the wildlife around us get ready for darker, colder days.
Due to their high metabolic rate birds in particular need high-energy foods, those high in calorie and fat content.
Juniper berries provide this important source of energy, containing 46% carbohydrate and 16% fat.
Sunflower seeds contain almost 30 percent fat as well as fiber, protein, calcium, B vitamins, iron potassium and vitamin E.
Sharing a space means becoming a caretaker. We are an important part of the web of life. At this moment in time we are the only ones who can completely destroy it or strengthen each strand.
The date was October 1st. We woke to a misty morning but all moisture receded until the evening. I did not venture to the lower gardens where the ceremony took place as I had to remain in the home to quiet a barking dog.. The following is a series of photographs from the wedding day.
Yes it is Monday, and yes the wedding is over. Because daily activities filled most moments and any free time was saturated with emotions sitting in a quiet place trying to reflect was quite Impossible for me. The count-down will continue so I hope you stop by to see the progress.
Ribbons Adorn the wall
And so it begins
A miniscule sphere harboring new life
Emerging as a creature from a nightmare
Growing into a character in a children’s dream
Ever so slowly shedding greens and yellows encasing its soft body in an armor of crusty brown
To one day emerge into a creature which we embrace as a symbol of what we can attain
It does not happen in a blink of an eye, it does not happen over night
Days, weeks months in a life that exists for but a short period of time
Once its insatiable appetite for parsley, dill or carrot greens has been quelled it will travel long distances to find a place to rest as it transforms into a creature no longer shackled to the earth
We too have the capacity to transform but only after many years of feeding our own voracious appetite for that which we are drawn to
Look to the sky to see them glide on an invisible current and know we too can unshackle ourselves from that which keeps us from soaring ever higher