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Zen & Then

Blue Bamboo Wallhanging

Here is the wall hanging as it stands at the moment. Seven feet high, and 1.3 ft wide. I have plans to add more detail and of course it will be mounted on bamboo dowels. I just love working on bamboo-it’s a very Zen experience.

The background is not really yellow as it looks here, although I think it looks good, and I wonder if I should add that. This developed into a wall hanging from a would be mural, so it can be removable. As in any creative project, it eventually comes together. Once the incubation is complete, then you just know!

The moon is not yet full, though already it shines brightly through my south window. Some strange happenings around here this week. The robins are gone gone gone-how quickly they leave the nest. They vanished two days ago. I was concerned they had fallen prey to the scavenger birds. Even if that was the case, nothing can be done about it now. I actually felt lonely without them, and I think the cats were even sulking, but probably for a very different reason. Apparently it only takes a couple of weeks to flight time from birth, so I am wondering if they moved somewhere they perceived to be safer.

The other thing that was odd, was someone-not mentioning any names-sent me an email forward about spiders in a bathtub last night. It was deleted without viewing, as I cannot bear to look at spiders. While tending to my chores today what do you think I spotted in my bathtub???

A glimpse from the corner of my eye revealed the largest spider I have ever seen in this town. I was terrified, seriously contemplating retrieving a neighbour to help me out. At one point I was armed with rubber gloves, a shoe and a broom, but eventually I boiled the kettle, pouring the boiled water into the tub until the intruder met his demise. It took everything I had to build up the courage to eliminate the problem.

Sunset GlowSeemed so foolish, yet the fear was real. What do you think happened here? Did the very thing I was afraid of cause it to appear? This seems to be about what fear can create-what it can manifest! My mental model of reality was distorted, obviously the thing cannot hurt me, so my reaction was out of proportion.

Here is a Steve Pavlina Podcast, which I listened to tonight, which you may find is worth having a listen to, especially if you have been struggling with fears and/or anxiety. We have had some amazing cloud formations around here lately. So I will leave you with the pleasant rosy image and wishes of wonderful full moon energy.


Baby Robins







With the increase of the light, things are expanding around here. I managed to capture feeding time. This proud Mom is very attentive, as is the father. They take turns tending the babes, and feeding. Fascinating to watch, as the cats can attest to.

The house painting continues, but may be delayed by rain. I sure hope the forecast is wrong as rain is called for all week. Loud chatter of the sparrows, a harbinger of rain, diminishes my hopes of sunshine. It would be nice to get it done, so work can commence on the garden.

Bee BalmUnfortunately ladders and gardens do not mix well, and so my garden has taken a beating, due to heavy traffic in the wrong areas.

Despite heavy guarding, two out of the three peony plants I put in last year have been damaged. However this is coming up on the other side, which I think is bee balm that I planted last year.

Bamboo Cutting SupportProgress continues on my wall hanging project. I have cut the support to size, and have taped it to the wall upstairs, where I have high enough ceilings.

The subject is sketched out and paint set out on the palette. I begin marking in with paint. This is blue bamboo, a variety which originated in the Himalayas. What a lovely subject to work on!

Bamboo is a symbol of expansion and abundance.

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