Hello 2015! Happy New Year!
My Word of the Year 2015 - Blessings
This year it took a while for the word to find me, this year I found it. As I was reflecting and contemplating in the last days of 2014, I realised that I have been so blessed all these years, even more so in the recent months, weeks and days. How truly amazing how my life's journey has unfold. So much beauty and goodness. I am thankful for all that is, and so I invite Blessings into my journey in 2015. Not only to remind myself that life is a blessing, that everywhere I go, every person I meet and every experience I go through, is an opportunity for me to awaken even more, and whatever happens, even the unpleasant events that I encounter, they are truly blessings that will lead me to where I need to be, to open up to kindness, compassion and love. That I am guided, always.
Blessings also include my practise of metta sharing. Radiating loving kindness and wishes to all, which in a way is like sending blessings to others. This I shall continue in 2015.
Sending you lots of love and may you be blessed with good tidings this year.
What's your Word of the Year 2015?
This is where I get my yearly ritual of Word of the Year. I have been doing it since Ali Edward started it in 2007.
I am almost fully recovered, glad to have some time off to rest. I am still on holiday and not doing any bookbinding or craft related work at the moment. Will be back with a fresh new start next week.
Lets move on to the gardening scene.
While my in-laws were here, my parents in-law kindly (or perhaps they were bored?) did some weeding on this tiny patch just outside my studio. I had intended to work on it, I guess Santa sent me a little help to get started. A triangle shaped patch that was overgrown with grass and weeds, and where I planted my osteospermum temporarily, poor plant! This is the picture after my in-laws left.
I picked up where they left and continued cleaning up the place.
I decided to do a rounded edge instead of a sharp end with the bricks. After much work, this is the result. Not the most perfect of quarter circle but quirkiness adds character :)
I split the begonias that I already have (from the garden near the deck) and planted them closest to the path way. I got some plants from the nursery to add to the patch, some cosmos, Alstroemeria 'sweety', Nierembergia, next to it is Salvia greggii (Autumn Sage). I moved the Osteospermum to the corner. The brown grass is native plant Carex tenuiculmis, it looks like its dead but that is how it is, perfectly healthy brown grass.
Alstroemeria 'sweety' (Inca sweety).
Salvia Greggii, bright salmon.
That was how I spent the days leading to new year and completed on new year day! A great start of the year :)