Spring Comes

Sit Quietly Doing Nothing Spring Comes

sit quietly

doing nothing

spring comes

and the grass grows by itself

Today is Beltane and the mood is quiet as the Wheel turns and another season arrives. By the same reckoning that names winter solstice as midwinter and summer solstice as midsummer, today is the first day of summer here in the northern hemisphere, however it might feel in your part of the world. The days will continue lengthening until the next turn at summer solstice when they will begin their imperceptible shortening again. We are moving into the most flourishing, fertile, waxing time of the year. May your spirit also become lighter during the days ahead.

Banner strips above made on unprimed artist’s canvas painted with acrylic ink lettering under acrylic washes, tied with gold threads to a twiggy branch and decorated with ribbons, beads and bells. In my garden,  hanging from a branch of the just-budding vitex tree, with a white sage plant on the right.

Happy May Day!

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  • Sarah 05/01/2012, 12:35 pm


  • prano 05/01/2012, 2:06 pm

    That is one of my favorite quotes by Basho. I have it hanging in my bedroom.

    Happy Beltane!

  • Jennifer K Gonnella 05/01/2012, 6:58 pm

    And to you as well…dear one. ~jennifer

  • Michele 05/21/2012, 5:36 pm

    Oh I love this, what a wonderful idea!

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