|Won't you join me for tea in the garden ?|
* Table and chair by artist Diane Heyne
I am truly sorry to have departed from you for such a while. I have no real excuse, with the exception that I had very little to share. It has been quiet here at Muse Cottage. My Mother departed to return home, and in the days since I have spent the time relaxing, puttering in the garden, taking long walks, and short naps. I have also been working on my health. The latter takes quite a bit of dedication. Each day has been spent reading and researching natural approaches to healing. I have adjusted my diet in baby steps, and taken on a routine of taking supplements in order to discover and gain balance in my body... and as I can, in ever tiny baby steps in my life, mind and soul. A process that I do not see ending any time soon, nor staying the same for very long as each day, even moment is a discovery and of course a journey.
There has not been daycations, as I have once again not been able to travel, with the weather, there has not been a lot of cooking or baking to share, and as we have entered into Autumn, there has been less and less to do out in the garden. Many plants have finished their bloom, many their life cycle and some are entering into their next phase in preparations of cooler weather. Some however, as it is California, and still quite warm for Autumn.. we like to call it Indian Summer, have put forth blooms to once again delight and brighten my day and the view here at Muse Cottage. So I thought I would bake up some pumpkin muffins, brew up some harvest blend herbal tea, rich in flavors of warm cinnamon and of rich, robust apple with a spoonful of wildflower honey, and we could stroll through the garden here at Muse Cottage before it becomes blanketed with fallen leaves and the blossoms have ceased to awaken so to gain strength for when Spring will roll around again.
Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are. ~Osho
|The garden awaits....|
|Love song... perfect for the fairy garden.|
|Graham Thomas by David Austin Roses..|
My favorite...so happy to have it in
my garden once again.
|This daisy starts off yellowish, then goes to pink, then to purple,|
before it deepens in shades yet again... just like a sunset.
|Everything getting a little drink|
|This is Norie, she came to live with us|
here at Muse Cottage recently, and
we feel so blessed that she did. *By artist Liz Amend
I am so glad that you have spent this time with me, and for those that have come before... thank you for returning and understanding when I do not post, and for those that are new here, WELCOME !! I do hope you will come again.... and visit the archives there is so many varied posts and series of posts..something for everyone. I just love you all and am so blessed to have you go along with me on my journey through life, and read all my musings.