Friday, 11 July 2014

Winter 2014


Being Winter, there are not a lot of flowering plants in our garden to share with you.  However this Kalanchoe is a vibrant plant in any season.  It's like a desert rose!  Beautiful!

This bromeliad or Guzmania is also a beautiful plant year round and it loves our sunroom!

The "Chill Chair"
This is the "chill chair" in my sunroom.  Slightly worn in places, though extremely comfortable!  I've enjoyed a whole sunny morning here today, reading new books that arrived in my mailbox this week - Daring Greatly by Brene` Brown and Paint Mojo by Tracy Verdugo. Both fantastic and recommended!

More books are on their way, this time text books for a new course I am doing - Art Therapy!  Yes, a change of course and of college!  Another new chapter awaits!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Growth Mandala

Mandala is a Sanskrit word, meaning circle.  It represents wholeness and is described as  "a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies".

A Mandala is an integrated structure, organised around a unifying centre.

This simple mandala of mine is all about growth.  I am growing right now and this makes me happy!

"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing."

William Butler Yeats


Friday, 13 June 2014

More Flowers

More flowers!  My cyclamen didn't last unfortunately and so I have replaced them with pink Zygocactus.  Love these plants!  Much hardier than cyclamen, though just as pleasing to have around! Hope these babies make it through the winter!

I haven't posted a youtube video for a long time, but this one I absolutely love!  The front man to this Australian band (The Masters Apprentices - circa 1960) died recently and his music has always touched me.  Hope you love it too!