Goodmorning and a very beautiful Summer Solstice to everyone!
I wanted to take a little bit of time this morning to sit with a candle, freshly cut lilac and share some photos from earlier this morning.
Mid – Summer is one of the most magical times of year. I have such intense feelings about this time, enhanced by the fragrant air and lush growth. The pink horizon well past 9 pm. My birthday is the 23rd of June and coupled with memories of the end of the school year, coming home to bright peonies (albeit, covered with ants) and a hazy eternal summer stretched before me, mid-summer has always been cast in a magical glow.
I feel the very same as an adult, enamoured by the beauty of this earth in the Northern Hemisphere. The fairies are definitely about.
So, I hope you find the time in the next couple of days to go out and experience this beautiful planet, to just acknowledge the growth of the buttercups or smell the curling green ferns (they smell amazing >.<!). I have been making a tea every morning from her, spruce tips, catnip, sage – anything really! Just to become closer to this earth. To meditate and free my mind a little bit. I have so much to share with you as well but I am slow, just like the oak.
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon’s sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.
William Shakespeare, The Fairy Song.