Wildflower Anthesis ~ Hope for New Beginnings
Today’s blog is simply to uplift the spirits and inspire hope with some wildflower inspiration. So for anyone who needs a little boost, a cheery burst of sweetness, or a reminder that there is beauty and potential even amidst the darker times and challenges, this is a little love note from Nature and my garden for you to know you’re not alone, to encourage strength and belief, and that from the pressures of life, you have opportunity to shine.
You might recall that this year I decided to seed my garden bed with wildflower perennials to return each year with the other flowering plants I already established both in the garden and in pots.
I also have seven beautiful lush bushes that return each year too. For veggies, I opted again to only do herbs in my Garden Tower, but it’s been supplying a bounty of aromatic herbs continuously for one sweet bunny Queen named Astrid.
I also save some to dry and have for baking and cooking during Autumn and Winter seasons. I think I’ll also make some vinegar infusions, since we use a lot of flavored vinegar, and a rose petal and crystal water blend for misting on hikes or throughout the day. My little mason jars are nearly all full.
And every week or so I create little mini faery bouquets bringing different color therapies for inside the house with some of the blooms that are lighting up the garden with joy.
I love garden time, but also like to keep things simple and manageable for my full life. Down the road I’ll likely do a lot more, as I envision a greenhouse at some point, which is optimal for being able to grow year round.
For now I just picked up 150 tulip and daffodil bulbs I’ll be planting around Autumn Equinox. Little by little I expand and envision new ideas to bring beauty that blends with the mountain wild and provides both the forest creatures, Astrid and us with some fresh goodness. I also like to keep the Faeries and Elementals of the land happy, as promised.
I intuited that my wildflower plants would likely start blooming in August, and I was right. New varieties continue to pop up with more on the way, which likely will continue through September and perhaps even October.
Anthesis is the flowering period of a plant, or the act of expansion and blooming into a fully open flower.
And now my favorite – sunflowers – have emerged in all their sunshiney glory. There are over thirty buds on this one plant!
There’s a definite and dramatic contrast being experienced across the globe including the very scary and sad heatwaves, lightning fires and smoke-filled skies enveloping much of the land west of us.
I keep sending Reiki and prayers that relief, understanding, and productive change will come from everything. Even right now we, here, have had smokey skies the last three days from the winds blowing it in from the California fires.
The energy feels heavy, but I’m also feeling the impetus for potential change and that’s what I choose to focus on so that I can be of greater help to others because my well is full and not depleted. I’m working on deeper, vulnerable transmutation and understanding of the emotional and energetic layers so I can continue to walk a middle path best I can.
I’m reminded that all cycles of life exist simultaneously and within all of this I continue to up my gratitude practice. Interestingly, I’ve been experiencing a big thrust of increased energy and abilities integrate into my life and it’s made me explore further retrieval of the rest.
Now is here for each of us to be and bring all of us to the forefront.
Remember that the thickest cloud just might bring the heaviest shower of blessings.
If we widen our perspective and open to more possibilities, this makes room for what seems hidden to suddenly come through.
It can be challenging to think that something that hurts could in any way help us.
No one ever asked a plant if it hurts to grow so rapidly and produce a bud or unfurl a leaf.
It just is.
Maybe within each unfolding, new life awaits, regardless of what package it comes in at first.
Garden surprises continue to burst forth here from the seeds I planted this year.
May hope guide a new beginning.
Posted on August 21, 2020, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.
I also love flowers, any flowers for that matter. Your wildflowers look fantastic.
I hope the new life is going on smoothly and there’s happiness at every step.
thank you so much Inese! i really appreciate your sweet words and wishes. i hope very much that you are well and creating beautiful art with your gift. ❤ like you i love flowers of all kinds too. there's something extra enchanting about wildflowers to me for some reason. warmest wishes and love!
lovely, just what I needed now, Love, Linda
aw i’m happy it came at the right time linda. warmest hugs and lots of love to you always ❤
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I love this cheery post from Tania! So nice to see some common flowers we both have, too, including magical pink cosmos and sweet scented roses.
I’ve been meaning to post about how there ARE good things to focus on, much to feel grateful for amidst the craziness in our outer world right now. I’ve got two writing deadlines right now, though, so Tania’s post is the perfect pick me up to share. ❤
our gardens are another sweet way to share with you through the portal 🙂 and sounds like another synchronous wave length for us too. thank you for sharing and spreading the hope. love you bunches! ❤
Yes, so true! Love you so much! ❤
This is such a sweet and soothing message.
Thank you so much!! Just perfect for today…
you’re so welcome sweet Des! i’m glad it feels aligned with you today too ❤ xoox! thank you for your sweet presence ❤
Your gardens and wildflowers look wonderful, so full of color and whimsey. I’m sure the critters and fairies are happy, along with us human types! Thanks for sharing your garden goodness Tania. 🌺🌻🌷
aw thanks so much brad!! it’s been exciting to watch everything grow from scratch and now to discover new flowers daily!! what a gift! happy dancing along with the forest beings…and you! glad you enjoyed. i sure enjoy your nature walks and captures too!
I remember the joy in watching my gardens grow too. Enjoy!
I love the Blue Butterfly variety of delphinium you have here, as it’s my favorite shade of blue! And cosmos is one of my favorites because it led me to flower essences some years ago, and because it’s so easy to grow from seed and often volunteers. This year, I have lots of white, burgundy, rose pink and bi-color cosmos, from carefully saved seeds of the volunteer plant that showed up last year in the vegetable patch. Also goldenrod appeared last year on its own and is currently looking like small golden explosions in mid-air, and this year a mullein plant appeared in probably not the best place ever, but might be amenable to moving out of the way before it reaches maturity next season. And I planted a ton of seeds of zinnia and Mexican sunflower, for monarchs to sip from, and by this time they’re all in full swing. So, lots of blossoming going on, enough maybe to counteract the heaviness, I hope. 🙂
Thank you! I love that shade of blue delphinium too! Your variety of cosmos colors are lovely 💚 I love goldenrod. It grows prolifically in the wild here. Your whole garden sounds beautiful! Here’s to blossoming hope for us all!! 🙌🌻🌼🌸🦋
Oh my, Tania! I LOVE how your space is blossoming with such a variety of beauty. And, very much appreciate your message of hope. Love you! xoxo
aw thanks so much camilla!!! i’m happy that you enjoyed seeing the blossoms of hope popping up here. it’s been such a joy to watch everything grow. love you and sending warm hugs and wishes xoox!
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Brilliant, healing color much appreciated by this city dweller!
thank you so much for sharing. i’m so happy that the photos bring you joy and healing too ❤ love and blessings