Diana at Part Time Monster hosts a weekly Weekend Coffee Share inviting folks to share what’s been going on in their world. Come join the fun here.
If we were having coffee I’d ask you what you thought of this Dancing Moon Coffee Company’s Full Moon Gourmet Blend. It’s not going on my fave list, but I’ll definitely use the bag in some project – the name is too good to pass up. But I thought I’d make a pot for us in honor of the fact that today is the full Flower Moon, and it’s a blue moon as well. A blue moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons; usually there are only 3 full moons a season, one each month. Somehow it feels right we’re having a “bonus” full moon this Spring – it kind of puts the frosting on what’s seemed like such an odd time, both energetically and weather-wise.
I love being awakened when the full (and near-full) moon wends its way across the night sky to shine directly into my bedroom window. The last couple of nights I’ve been working overtime in the dreaming department, and it’s always delightful to wake up for a little dose of moon love and fall back asleep under her watchful eye as well. And that’s the sort of week I’ve had overall – feeling like there’s been exceptional support and grace and softness.
Let’s go sit out on the porch. Earlier in the week I was wearing wool socks and had the heat on, but things are starting to warm up now. From here you can see my precious little pink rose tree. I tried an experiment last year and planted it in a pot, so I could bring it in to overwinter, after having lost two previous trees as the result of our exceptionally cold recent winters. The experiment seems to have worked – the little tree is happy to be outside again and has leafed up nicely. No buds or blooms yet, but it’s still a bit early. Today I plan to plant a couple of groundcover white roses around the pot. We’ll see how that works out, but I’m thinking they’ll enjoy hanging out together and sharing rose talk.
In the meantime I’m enjoying the lilies-of-the-valley that popped this week and my bleeding hearts as well. I think naming this the full Flower Moon is pretty spot on, don’t you?
I’d love to talk about how you’re experiencing time. I’ve had one of those weeks where there didn’t seem to be enough time AND there was a real spaciousness with time as well. Sometimes simultaneously. I’m endlessly fascinated and flummoxed by the time paradox. I just picked up a copy of Marc Wittmann’s book Felt Time: The Psychology of How We Perceive Time. I’m hoping to get started reading it this weekend.
I’ve been paying a lot of attention to trees and to kindness this week. That might help explain why it’s been such sweet time.
There hasn’t been a whole lot happening in the studio – more puttering than production. I hope to change that this weekend as well. But I did manage to create my weekly 8-page journal folded from a single sheet of paper; I did a bit more work on my secret zine project; and sorted out an array of some fabulous vintage beads and components I want to turn into a necklace. All these are exactly the kind of projects that allow me to create something with my hands and yet leave me lots of head room so I can noodle. My brain is filled with thoughts and ideas and yet I keep wondering if I’m finding the right expression for them.
I do know one of things I like to do is share what I treasure and what delights me. Which I suppose is exactly why I like blogging. But I confess I wonder why I do, or if it matters. I like heading people off to follow a link and read someone’s blog post; I like writing more than a 300-word post; I like my thoughts and attention span to be longer than a quick browse through a social media feed. I don’t expect that will ever change, but I think perhaps I’m recognizing I’m an endangered species. A slow mover in a fast world. Sometimes I wonder if I’m actually lying on the ground having been run over by quick-moving crowd and I just haven’t realized it. Ah, such are the thoughts that have been whirling around in my brain.
But be that as it may, I still do have some flowery/moony links to share, and invite you to explore them.
Erin, from Telling the Bees has some wonderful ideas of what to do with lilacs. Mine are starting to fade now, but perhaps there’s still time to create some syrup. I’ve already made some sugar.
While I’m a strong strong advocate for natural perfumes and essential oils, and eschewing chemical fragrances and ingredients, I really am intrigued by the idea of these scent speakers.
What connection do Jinns have to this Sagittarius Full Moon? Astrologer Dana Gerhardt has some thoughts about that here.
Thanks for stopping by to share coffee with me. Be sure to turn your eyes to the sky tonight and say hello to the full Flower Moon. And because she’s blue, maybe you’ll catch a peek of some blue blooms. I’d love to know what you’re noodling about at the moment; what kind of week it’s been for you; if you ever feel like you just not in step with the rest of the world, and how it makes you feel. Do tell – I’d love to hear.
Hi there. You’re not the only one. I like reading more than 140 characters (I’m only on Twitter — I left Facebook behind last summer). There are people like us out there, just not as many. My thoughts on those who prefer that: most want to be seen/heard, but don’t return the favor. They’re not interested in conversation or connection. I’m all about connection. 🙂
Enjoy the moon. It’s cloudy and rainy here. I won’t see it (luckily, I saw it last night!).
I appreciate you stopping by and connecting Tara. May we always have interesting things to read and people to know!
Such a glorious moon! I’ve been dealing with time issues of late too.. never enough and then there will be moments where it feels like it is slowing down a bit and then speeds up really fast.. some weird sensations. hope you have a great week ahead!
The time thing is pretty amazing isn’t it? I like imagining some cosmic time master spinning the clock hands randomly forward and back just to see if we notice and laugh. Thanks for stopping by – have a wonderful week.
Hi Deborah – love the Agapanthus moon … while your bleeding hearts and lily of the valley are a delight … I’ve lots on at the moment, as well as listening to Referendum talk with a bit of USA thrown in to the mix … once our Referendum is over – then I hope I can relax and take stock for the future … I’m working on the stock before 23rd June comes around … cheers Hilary
No one can claim we don’t live in interesting times can they Hilary?! I’m quite curious to see how your referendum vote turns out as well. But in the meantime, have a lovely month!
I’m lucky enough to get some coffee for free on occasion since my daughter works at Starbucks, so that is what I am having at this moment. It’s called Veranda blend, so I’ll pretend I’m sitting out on the veranda watching the flowers bloom. I did catch the moon last night but it did not look blue where I am.
This time thing is really getting me at the moment. We are due to go out of town for three days to celebrate our anniversary and I thought I had myself all prepared but then things like doctor’s appointments and unplanned testing just shook it all up. Such is life! Have a great weekend!
Free coffee is a treat and I like your idea of pretending to be out on a veranda flower watching.
I’m glad you got to moon gaze a bit last night. Just to be clear though – a blue moon isn’t literally the color blue. It’s meant as a metaphor for absurdity or impossibility. The term was first coined in the 16th century, although of course they’ve been occurring all along whether we had a name for them or not.
Hope you get everything done you need to with ease and grace, and have a wonderful anniversary trip.
I’m afraid I missed the full moon due to all the heavy cloud cover and rain we’ve been experiencing. The plants and flowers seem to be enjoying the cooler, wetter spring, and are making up for the lack of sun and moon shining down upon us by glowing with color and a light from within. I sometimes think they save up sunshine just to give it back on dreary days.
Blogging is my preferred social media, too. I am not succinct enough for Twitter or Facebook, and I like to be able to share all sorts of things so I guess that makes me an endangered species, too. But maybe not. I think we are in good company. 🙂
Your flowers are beautiful. Thank you so much for the coffee, the good conversation, and some links to explore.
Oh I love that image of flowers holding light to shine us during the gloomy days! I do love finding kindreds Robin, and perhaps you’re right – perhaps we can have one of those celebratory moments when a species gets taken off the endangered list. 🙂
I have never heard the term full moon before, an interesting thought. It has been overcast most of the time, I haven’t seen the moon for awhile. There are plenty of thunderheads today a d a possible storm is predicted. I love seeing bleeding hearts. I like Lilly of the Valley. Did you know that all parts are poisonous? I stopped growing be ause of that.
Hope you got to enjoy a lovely storm Betty Louise. And thank you for sharing about the lilies.
Yeah, time is so odd. I shake my head a lot about it. It just doesn’t make much sense.
Oh, man! The moon last night was so huge and orange! It was wow, wow, wow! That almost sounded like a dog barking, didn’t it? Bow wow wow. Anyway, it was beautiful.
I really miss lilies of the valley. So sweet, and they smell so good. Nice picture.
Enjoy your moon love tonight when it wakes you up.
Peace, flowers and moonlight
Oooh, I love a little moon barking/howling. I’m thinking this might be the last few days of my lilies of the valley – I’ll be sure to think of you as I’m enjoying their beautiful scent. Have a wonderful week Mary.