Hellebores and Witch Hazel

February 26, 2016

I awaken with the spring energies as the days grow longer. Yay!!! I’ve missed the light. Today, the sun is shining, heralding springtime. This morning, I awakened to the bird’s first spring song.

 Since early January, I have been rejoicing in the Hellebore, Lenten and Christmas rose. They ignite an inner joy within me.  Their purple, white and green buds and green leaves pop in the snow spreading joy in the bleak winter. The beauty of the Hellebore blooming truly sings in the light with love. The Hellebore announces new beginnings, rebirth, and the return of the light in the still bleakness of winter. The flower’s stamen spirals joy to all, unwinding the pollen hearts. The joy spreads its seeds upon the light. The Hellebore is a soft sensual  beacon of love.

 The Hellebore in flower. 

The Hellebore in flower. 

 The Hellabore stamen.

The Hellabore stamen.

The Witch Hazel is also blooming, unwinding its long golden party flavors saying “Look at me!!!!”  Its bright yellow glow in the low sun looks like floating confetti and awakens the dreams within that have been  incubating all winter. The Celebration is beginning and Witch Hazel will not be left behind.  “X” MARKS THE SPOT! The celebration is here! What joy it brings!  Witch Hazel cries out “BE IN THE NOW! “

 The Witch Hazel bloom in winter.

The Witch Hazel bloom in winter.

In Progress…

August 29,2014

I am excited to launch my new website the Song of the Flower. It has been almost 2 years of communicating with the flowers to create Song of the Flower. As fall approaches, the dog days of summer have lulled me into the sleepy peace that comes with the warm heat and soft smells. The insect chants a comforting rhythmic sound that can only be heard in the summers in St Louis Missouri. The plants  are maintaining what growth they have and are not pushing to create. It is like we are all in a fantasy dream world found in a Maxfield Parrish painting. The moon will be full in little over a week, which will add the mystical glow to all the flowers that are blooming. I love this time of year and mourn the end of summer. I am a warm weather person and love the flowers that come with it. For now, I am content loving the heat and enjoying beautiful tall Boneset flowers buzzing with bees, the Borage flowers and the Brown-Eyed Susan.

Enjoy the peace,

Gay