Spiral #1 - detail
A quick post to announce the winners of the sprial spin-off!
I hope to be back with another post sometime soon...
Spiral #2 - detail
Today I took all the names for the spiral drawing giveaway and put them in
my crystal singing bowl. I had the grand idea that maybe I could vibrate the
papers and two would magically turn over to reveal the winners.... well, that
didn't quite work, so I stirred the stew of names in the crystal cauldron with
the mallet, deciding that if a bunch of names turned over, I'd just have to close
my eyes and draw two out. When I looked inside, however, two names were
visible and a third tucked just underneath.
Spiral Drawing #1 - will go to Barbara/Stille Linde, Spiral Drawing #2 will go to Stephanie/Faerie Finder over at owl in the dark, and because obviously something
had to be done about the third name, a mystery package will be sent to Christina
from A Mermaid in the Attic. Winners please email me with your mailing addresses,
you'll find my email on my profile page. I like that the spirals will be going over seas
to Britain and Europe, and the mystery package all the way to Australia... and kinda
fun that I won a giveaway a few months ago from Christina, nice to be able to
reciprocate with a surprise!
Out and about in the garden, the heavy rains of late have made the moss hill
very happy. Having a new window in the living room is wonderful as now I
look out to this amazing moss view. I was inspired to put in a woodland garden
out back, and now I have my breakfast in the rocking chair and watch the ferns
shift in the morning breeze. If I'm lucky, the wood thrushes sing to me while I
sip coffee and a chipmunk perches on a stump and watches me.
It has been a magical month of luna moths, I see them almost daily, clinging to
tree trunks or the side of the house. They are favorite food of something in the
night, maybe bats, as I find their delicate wings on the grass after someone's
nighttime feast. Today, as I was heading out to do errands,I spotted one on the
woodshed. See it right on the bottom corner?
There is something so ethereal about luna moths, the amazing green
color with spots of purple details - such a great combination!
And just in case you can't quite get the scale...
My garden just wouldn't be complete without
tangerine gem marigolds. The delicate, edible flowers
taste like citrus, I love them in salads.