Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Out in the autumn meadow the milkweed pods are releasing their downy seed parachutes to the winds. The sun is rising and setting far to the south now and long shadows grace the hills and valleys of this area in the early morning and late afternoon light.
Up on a slight rise, in a patch of milkweed plants a leafy house is rising up. After a recent discussion with a dear friend about kites and creativity, this leaf house seemed to rise effortlessly out of my hands as I tried to make something that worked with the light of the day as well as the last remnants of the beautiful colours of the season. I'll post a close-up of the house tomorrow... but I wanted to share the setting first. This is my valley... this is where the creative spirit swirls and sparks endlessly and on occasion, I get to dance with it and try to express my joy and delight in harmony with the Natural forces who are the real dwellers in this landscape. We humans are just visitors... at least, that is how it feels to me most of the time.