Mid Summer Affairs

August 01, 2017

Today's affairs are full of house cleaning, baking, gardening, and spiritual crafting. I started off the morning realizing that the sun was later on its arrival than the past weeks.  A sunny yellow lemon cake was baked at 6:00 a.m. for a bite to eat after the children shook the sleep from their eyes. Gardening followed due to 106 degrees later in the day. I noticed butterflies are making a return to my yard as dandelions are sprouting. A lot of crops have stopped growing due to heat and the garden is in need of extreme TLC. Tomatoes were harvested and plants were given their morning bath. A Hummingbird played in the hose spray as I watered . Shells were washed and hummingbird sage was cut to create a sacred smudge bundle. The vibe of the day has been of complete domestic bliss infused with all of natures wonders dancing along with me, and then I realized it's Lammas and it all makes perfect sense.



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4 comments

  1. Don't you just love it when the Wheel of the Year makes itself known even if we haven't quite noticed yet? Nature won't be denied. And now, I want lemon cake. :-)

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  2. Holly, I have a lemon cake in my cupboard that I was going to make today, how funny. Sometimes domestic bliss is the best of all. The hummingbird fluttering about in the hose sounds wonderful. I love seeing that little fellow.

    You are a good mom, Holly, and are always there for your kids when you hear their faintest call.

    love, ~Sheri

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  3. Lammas snuck up on us and sadly we didn't really celebrate it. We should have, it might have taken the sting out of all the bad emotional turmoil we were struggling with. Still, we bought bread at the farmer's market last night and I told Amanda when it runs out, I will start baking again. She's happy and my intent is to honor the sabbat belatedly.

    I am so excited that your garden is turning some things out despite the heat. Your veggies and flowers look wonderful and your smudge sticks are lovely! I'm a little jealous of your kids, getting lemon cake in the morning, lol. I'm going to have to make some soon too!

    I can't wait until I have a house where I can put out bird feeders and humming bird feeders. Your hummingbird visitor sounds adorable!

    Hope everything keeps going well! *hugs*

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  4. Can you please send some lemon cake to Canada? Please take care in the heat! Everything looks wonderful! Big Hugs!

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