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Oimelc, Brigit, 2015
~ Lammas in Northern Hemisphere ~

The Almond is the first to bring the promise of Spring.

This white Hardenbergia has been blooming now for many weeks. Bees love the nectar-rich flowers, neither blossom nor bees seem to mind the cold weather.
And it HAS been cold - this July has been .7°C below the long-term average.

All Creatures great and small

"The Earth is capable of replenishing herself
and supplying every living thing with a home and sustenance"

Sarah King

Musings from the RainbowWeb

I am writing this on the 26th. anniversary of moving into my lovely little home.The way in - Brigit 2015

The Felicia rose is still blooming, and the choko doesn't seem to mind the cold.

And a couple of recent links on my favourite good news website:
have given me an appropriate theme - the connection between nature & our health.

Take a look at:

As if we didn't already realise this!!
But at least we now have scientific proof - it wasn't all in our imagination.
We do sometimes forget just how essential plants, from the microscopic to the tallest trees,
are to our very existence.
For all our technology, without plants & their myriad products, we should very soon just die.
Only a lack of water would kill us sooner.
Tough talk - sure.
But I think it's about time we started to really think about what plants do for us.
We take them for so much for granted, & so often thoughtlessly exploit them.
How often do we even acknowledge the plants we eat or use, let alone pay them any respect.
Yet research shows us that plants communicate, have their own ways of getting around,
and have feelings - as indeed do all living things "according to their kind."

And the now proven effects of plants on our health show that they provide us with subtler benefits - dare I suggest they have spiritual effects too.
Kahlil Gibran writes, in "The Prophet":

"..when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart:
'Your seeds shall live in my body,
and the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart,
and your fragrance shall be my breath,
and together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.'"

Balance of the hemispheres

Our physical bodies are made of Star stuff, so renew your ties with the Cosmos

Reclaim your sense of wonder.
Enjoy the colours of the western sky at sunset, and after dark,
find the moon, note it's shape & size, and any stars or planets that are visible.
Except in the largest cities, it's surprising how much you can see.
Watching the dawn gradually brighten the sky is a wonderful start to the day,
& reassurance that some things, at least, can be relied upon.

Everything is affected by the changing seasons and the rhythm of the tides.
Ask any farmer, fisherman, or meteorologist.
If you live in Adelaide much of the information you need can be found at
And for the night sky see SOUTHERN SKYWATCH
or search for & bookmark your local guide to the night sky.

Celebrating in tune with these natural rhythms, however you choose to do it,
will benefit you physically, emotionally, and spiritually
It will help you to truly re-earth.

Seasons and Calendars
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