Tuesday Nov 4. 8:00 AM A small fire. The only one today. It will be warm.
The unusual reverse in temperature combined with Grandma's clock that no longer moves, well, time seems to stand still on this November day.
More thoughts about time....................................
Season. I named it Into November. Noticed how the arrangement has become flower like.
Most of the day was spent outdoors. Autumn chores. It felt like September. That kind that was more like August. Late in the day I took a few more stitches.
And this morning, I pinned Into November over the center of the Magic cloth.
Where it is surrounded by the ring of vision I refer to as the serpent of days. It's a good place to look at it.
4:17PM a new perspective.
Before dark I completed the cutting back of plants still tall with bloom. As the leaves really begin to come down, it is best to have the garden trimmed so the leaves don't get too tangled which encourages insect nests. They easily blow over the hill if they are free. Here, drying blooms from oregano and japanese indigo. I love bringing any part of a season inside.
There was an old linen. From Grandma. Last spring, maybe May even. (Grandma's name was May) I tried some ivy impressions that were less than ivy looking. I decided to make that the ground cloth here. New ivy over old ivy. And then maybe another try over that. My impressions of ivy are ever changing. Like May.
And April's impressions. I'll finish this up today. Good thing I have this to look at really. Because April went by in a blur. And it stayed that way, except for this.
Maybe monthly impressions are a good idea. And since now, today it is quite cool for May, a pot on thestove once again.
For all of you, Thank You, who signed up for yet another round of What if Diaries, a quick welcome note will go out late tomorrow evening. If you do not receive the email, check your spam and the email you use for PayPal before sending me a reminder. The series begins with Solstice. That is Saturday June 21st. Ending with the Equinox on September 23rd. After which my teaching format will change dramatically. Poof. Please note that initial enrollment will close tomorrow at noon. Because these are big groups it takes me a while to manage all the people stuff. Enrollment will open again on June 15th. You might sign up anytime during the series, it is set up as an easy summer thing.
This morning I notice the bright green baby ivy leaves, emerging without winter scarring. I imagined that the reason it is so hard to pull a patch of ivy, is that , in a sense, the plant gets woven together somehow. Life can get to be a tangle. Sometimes it is just that. That holds it together.