August 23, 2013

Women who love:: Part 1

There is a fabulous online magazine. SheLoves.com. 

Here's the manifesto. Or Part 1:

Let us be women who Love.

Let us be women willing to lay down our sword words, our sharp looks, our ignorant silence and towering stance and fill the earth now with extravagant Love.

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I have taken to reciting this as I walk. Especially when I'm alone, around new women. In shops, in stores, at the vacation pool, and before I see the women I love. 

When I first read the manifesto, nearly a year ago, the piece had huge impact. My first thought was so simple and freeing: why not? I am loved well. I also have a big enough heart. And, I'm far enough down this life road to be able to just drop the armor of my 30s and some of the 40s and just, operate out of love. 

Its funny. In this mindset, others respond. Most likely because their inner girlfriend gets the spirit-to-spirit communication. "She's loved and she's sharing." So true. 

It's really that simple. 
And, I believe, incredibly valuable to whomever that other gal is, and to me. 

And you?


August 22, 2013

August and Blueberries



I wish, wish, wish I could share these beautiful blueys from my garden, but they aren't mine to share. They're from a great page on growing them in containers. 

I planted four plants this year. Some early bloomers, some later and some late. All with plenty of acid soil amendment and food and so far, my sweet little bushes have not looked like those above. I'll chalk it up to a cool summer (our Catalina Eddy has hung out long past June gloom season has lasted into August) and a lack of bees. I miss my little garden friends and I'm as terrified as the next person wondering what's next. We had a horrid attack of wasps early in spring and had a couple of areas sprayed. The company promised bees don't live in the same places as wasps and, well, blah, blah, blah. I fear we may have contributed to the problem in hind sight.

On a nicer note, the 10 or so blueberries we have farmed have been delicious. I'm thinking of pulling them up into containers over winter. Really forcing the acid soil and hoping for a less bleak harvest next summer.

So how about you? How does your garden grow.

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