Prickly little soldiers guarding their small charges... until the moons dance through a few more circles, and the presently delicate subjects will swell grandly, and make these spiky guardians but a mere tassled backdrop to their weighty opulence. #pinecones
So here is a tale from this evening's walk. As the sun sank below the horizon, the first quarter moon was already high in the sky. Walking with my dog across an abandoned golf course slowly being taken over by nature, during this liminal time... I took my gaze away from the vanishing sun, to watch the moon. Shapes shifted and turned in the sky as Branwen's birds began to gather on the pylons, also watching the sun set.
I got my camera out in anticipation, but by the time I was ready, they had all settled on the cables, so I waited, perhaps 30 seconds, and a mob of crows appeared from across the fields and gave chase to the starlings, shooing them from their gathering point and chasing them in circles, wheeling and creating a murmuration. Constantly keeping them moving until they tired of their game and flew off to their own roosts.
Bran chasing Branwen's birds.
The starlings continued to circle overhead 2 or three times, and then plummeted down into the willows a few hundred metres ahead of me, and vanished. Roosted for the night.
Feeling rather pleased to have watched this interaction, I put my camera away, and my dog came trotting up ahead of me , circled and had a massive poo.
This obviously was a weight off her mind and once finished was overtaken by rapture and ran round and round in circles full of excitement.
I joined her and we ran together in circles through the grass and pathways, chasing and overtaking each other.
She has lived with us for almost 6 months and this was the first time she has felt the desire to run with joy at being alive, after a life of many years of having violence committed against her.
So glad to see her spirits lifting bit by bit.
And I pondered the episode, what what the message?
That your fears and troubles can be used to chase you and sour you into action, to get you to where you need to be if they do not overcome them. Trouble and fear can be a teacher. But there is also a desperate need for them not to overcome you, it is also important to literally leave your shit behind you, even for a short while, and run free and feel the joy of living that is still around you. #divination#liminalspace#murmuration
О, я уже чувствую приближение праздника Диониса 🍷 и Мабона конечно же. Уже есть несколько идей к саббату.
1.Собирать яблоки, приготовить из них разные блюда - шарлотки, сидры, пироги
2.Сварить ароматный глинтвейн или сангрию
3.Сходить на прогулку в лес и вернутся оттуда с дарами Земли -шишками, желудями, каштанами, рябиной и разноцветными листьями
4.Сделать бусы из рябиновых ягод
5.Заняться рукоделием - шитьем, вышивкой или вязанием
6.Совершить медитацию, помогающую вспомнить прошлые жизни, или просто полистать семейный альбом и вспомните о своих близких
7.Сделать несколько птичьих кормушек и развесить их в ближайшем парке или на собственном балконе
8.Посетить винодельню или дегустацию молодых вин
9.Петь или играть на музыкальных инструментах. Устроить квартирник с друзьями или сходите на концерт бардовской песни или фолк-музыки
0 202 days ago
#happycamper Idag byter jag frisk luft och storslagen natur mot regntunga skyar och innekontoret. Ser dock så mycket fram emot nästa mikroäventyr. 🏕 Berätta vad ni gjort för härligt i helgen!