Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Safari

It is a rainy Sunday.

Between showers I fed the birds.
I spent a few minutes with them
 before it began raining again.

We did a bit of shopping yesterday.
 "White on White" is my October theme this year.

We choose new pots for our over wintering plants.
We choose how our indoor October Haunted Forest
will look.

We talked about what our needs are.
We talked about what we want.
We made our choices.

We enjoy having caterpillars in the house.
Since we have two small cats on parsley
we will need more parsley for them to eat.

I am amazed.
Choosing is powerful.
When I chose to bring a few caterpillars indoors
I chose a new way of living.

I choose to grow mums.
I like them in the October gardens.
 I cut many bouquets for the October house.
I have an old white mum growing in the garden.
 It will wonderful for "White on White."

I choose to grow American Bittersweet.
It is becoming rare in my region.
I like it for Autumn decorating.

 I choose to garden for the bees, birds and butterflies.
I choose to grow Asters.
They are a host and nectar plant.
I choose to grow a mix of native and cultivated.

I enjoy going out to the gardens and clipping mint
for my afternoon pot of tea.
I choose to grow lots of mint.
I dry lots for winter.

 I have chosen to go on retreat.
I have chosen to unplug.
I have chosen to to be off line for a little while.

I will celebrate the Autumn Equinox.
I will celebrate the New Apple Moon.
I will celebrate October with white on white.

I am choosing to witness the miracle of life;
leaves for tea, seeds to seeds, caterpillars to butterflies,
moon to moon.

The seasons are changing and I choose to change too.
I will be back in October.

Happy Sunday Safari!


Wendy said...

Nice choices you've made, Sherry. I like your idea of white on white. I like your new flower pots and your new way of living with caterpillars indoors.

I bought mums and asters and pumpkins to brighten up my garden, for an autumn display.

Enjoy your retreat. Refresh and recharge. Fall is a time for cleaning house, for changing and preparing for winter.
See you in October.
Happy Sunday Safari.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Finally. Some of the rain that was passing through your area made it all the way over here. 1/5". I can't tell you how relieved I am and I know the garden feels it even more. Your cats are cute. Enjoy your retreat. This is a perfect time of year to do so.

dAwN said...

I like your choices~Have a nice unplugged time! See you in October!

Grace said...

I love your garden visitors. I hope you have a restful respite.

Rose said...

You have chosen well, Sherry; I love your new pots with the swirls of white. I think it's good to get unplugged once in awhile, especially this time of year. Enjoy your retreat--I know you will be out enjoying all the beauties Nature holds for us in Autumn.

Naturegirl said...

Sherry It intrigues me that you bring the caterpillar indooors! I love the idea of planting for bees and butterflies and of course the birds! I have observed how to tie in what I love into my woodland garden and must admit it has been an adventure. The birds and squirrels and chippers and butterflies have made themselves at home to my delight!

Judy said...

That caterpillar looks like he has a bandage around his middle!
I am going to spend the day thinking about my choices, too. You have caused some interesting questions to bubble up in my mind. Thank you, Sherry!

Carolyn ♥ said...

Ahhhh... I love your choices... and your post! Quite refreshing and the pics are wonderful.