Friday, September 11, 2009

In Good Company

It is that time of summer when the days are long with lots of sunshine. With all the summer activities, special functions and parties, I must admit I have to take time out and find my special space over in the side yard where no one else ever goes. An old painted hat, a glass of wine, pink petunias growing in weed filled wooden boxes, butterflies, and Mr. Sunshine are what I call being in good company.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Ode to the Pear

My childhood brings memory of the pear. My grandmother had a large pear tree behind her house where I was welcome to have its fresh fruit. We often ate pear salad on Sundays. But the best was my mothers homemade pear preserves. They were always very sweet and a little crunchy when eaten with butter on a biscuit. Pear green is one of my favorite colors. Also, green pears are very lovely when placed next to red pears in a fruit bowl.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Green Moon

Only once every seven years, the moon above my uncle's village appears to be green for 21 days. be night, everyone watches as shapes and objects appear above houses that either seem to rising out of or lowering into houses.

The Wishing Tree

It's a place far out into the country where only a few people live. One must know exactly where to turn on the dirt road that winds back into the forest. There stands a large old tree that flowers pink blossoms all year round. Near the tree on the ground is a collection of old pottery and bowls. I have heard stories of a sacred red bowl. One can sit beneath the big tree, hold the bowl with both hands and concentrate on deep wishes and desires. When the heart is sincere enough, objects begin to appear inside the bowl turning bright orange. At the same time, pink blossoms shower down into the bowl. They say this profound illusion has a lingering effect that lasts for about six months and during this time, If you make a wish you will receive manifestations of his or her heartfelt desires.