Yemanya

May She forever be exalted, revered and honored. Water is life, sustenance and it is our first home. Giving thanks for the water element and Mami Wata, Yemanya.

Sunday vibes…

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Breathing through every day, living in the moment. Revitalizing my spirit outside as I walk through my garden, admiring all of the life right up under my nose. Something smells so sweet; perhaps it is jasmine flowers or honeysuckle. I have missed taking time to just breathe! Summer reminds me to do just that…breathe as I watch the sunset; another day has passed. Breathe as I prepare to write a poem; allow my creativity to rise with each inhale and exhale. Breathe as I move on to the next journey in my life; be present and open. Happy Sunday. ❤

Painting on Saturday

So there is a very cute little calendar that my daughter received from her grandmother. And it has all these lovely little prints complete with a paint set to create your own works of art. I brought my laptop out; intending to do some work on my WordPress site, and also work on a new birth website, doula website and midwifery site all in one. Taking time to paint has really helped with the flow of the day, keeping me chill and calm. I am enjoying mingling colors together to form tiny paintings. They are almost like little fairy posters or something. But it’s my little bit of heaven right now. I didn’t realize how much I enjoy painting, and drawing. It has been years since I’ve sat down and done this, but it’s so worth it. I have a feeling I’m going to want to paint some more throughout the evening, and possibly into the weekend. If it is bringing me this much joy, it is definitely something I need to keep up. One doesn’t really realize the things that they miss doing, until they actually sit down and do them with no abandon.

Happy Saturday!

Sweetest things

Joy is waking up to see new flowers bloom, just in time. It’s like a treat for the senses; these lovely summer flowers…

I was gifted this little tree at an annual city event, where folks are more than happy to be recipients of native plants, trees and herbs. I chose a tree called an Orange Geiger, and I have never seen such a vivid orange! How beautiful indeed…I can’t wait to put this baby in the ground to grow taller and more lovely with time. Happy Solstice!