…the weather decided to ignore my shouts of joy and random leaps in the air, not to mention my wild boogie through the meadows …how rude! …suddenly it’s sullen yellow skies, hail stones, gale force winds and snow for a day …not a lot but enough to make it a little uncomfortable to work outside! A large slab of greenhouse roof blew away but it’s been too extreme to get out and fix it …the tomato seedlings and all the vegetable seeds planted are wearing their bed socks I’m sure, as they stoically nestle in the deep mulch for a snooze.
…despite the chill the blossoms are blossoming and the green things are greening and the landscape looks more like a meadow in the UK than Australia …we chose well and have never regretted our move to Victoria nearly 17 years ago …one day we’ll be as self-sufficient as any one can be and with a quieter time ahead once our business is sold, we can enjoy the busy life of the self-sufficiency gardener until we drop! Ahem! Did I say quieter time?
Writing has been taken over by editing and re-formatting to the publishers requests and Book 1 of Silver’s Threads will be out very soon, followed shortly afterwards by Book 2 …a labour of love as I see all the work of the last almost two years unfold… with the load taken off me I can get down to what I love doing most …gardening, writing Book 4 and 5, not to mention a non-fiction and the start of the new series and a poetry book and, and, and oh …and teaching …the Ovate gateway awaits me at the Order of Bard, Ovate and Druid in just a couple of months so I’ll be busy for the next few years!
…so spring can keep on doing her funny shifts and changes and summer can creep up slowly in a while …Beltane’s just around the corner so a fertile garden and a fertile mind are a great combination…
…the truth you seek’s not ‘out there’ in the skies…
…right here underfoot is where the truth lies
…it’s not hidden at all …if you have eyes to see
…it’s in all things around …every stone …every tree
…with a wicked humour …a giggle …a grin
…just let her out …she’s already within…
…blessings from Beyond the Gate …Penny