Good Evening my sugar dumplings,
Today I decided to go frolicking through my garden with my macro lens again, my garden is little but that's ok, I'm little too! I'm still learning how to work with the macro lenses properly, they're a little confusing, but I'm enjoying just going out and seeing what I can find.
The thing I love most about taking photographs in macro is that your attention is drawn to the tiniest details, the littlest things that you never would have guessed were there. There is wonderful magic in the details, the textures of life. I feel blessed every day to be surrounded by so much life, so much living magic, so many miracles. When I think about the details in everything, all of the happenings going on every second, it blows my mind. It gives me the indescribeable sensation of being wrapped in something, kept safe by the Universe as it swirls around me.
I was talking to one of my kindred spirits today and I said that the word Serendipity has been constantly on my mind this month. I have the strongest feeling that everything is going exactly how it should be and she agreed and said she felt the same. Are you feeling that too right now?
Sometimes, when I'm in the midst of some strong emotion, I suddenly get this quote by the wonderful Brian Cox popping into my head.
“We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.”
Ivy is one of my favourite plants and is also Steven's Celtic birth tree, so it seems apt that we always seem to have it surrounding us and particularly our house. I love the intricacies of the veins and the little speckles on the leaf.
Thank you to my wonderful reader Jan for teaching me that this is Senecio. I adore it's fuzzy leaves and how this picture captures the little spiders web clinging on to the leaves.
A beautiful Rosemary plant that Steven bought home a few weeks ago, thriving quite joyously. We now actually have Rosemary and Thyme in our garden, I don't think we've ever had both before!
Neither Steven or I can figure out what this is because we can't remember if we've planted it of if it's self seeded, but regardless I do love it. It is so cheerful and fresh!
Muscari and Narcissus are beginning to appear, I can't wait for their beautiful cheery little heads to appear.
Moss! Oh Moss how I adore thee, let me count the ways! I've been walking very slowly this week, cooing over every patch of moss we come across. I don't know if the little bobbles are the seeds of the moss, or if it's just a particular kind of moss that has that feature. Mysteries to be unravelled!
My lovely Sage who is incredibly hardy indeed. He survived all winter outside and seems none the worst for wear after it all. I have a question for you all now, for those of you who grow herbs. Do you use them? I've always been the main herb grower in our house but we very rarely actually use them for cooking. I like to use them in medicine and for spellwork sometimes but I actually like to grow them purely because I like to be surrounded by them, I love their personalities and auras.
Last but not least, the Christmas tree we rescued from a bin in January! Somebody had thrown him away and he was still in his pot and looking perfectly healthy so we decided to rescue him. He might be going to live at my folks soon, but for now I'm very grateful for his presence in the garden.