My sister Andrianina recently graduated to the spirit world. She was highly educated with several master’s degrees and several post-graduate degrees (mathematics and statistics were her favourite studies), and she was also a spiritual person with a belief/interest in the spirit world so I think that she would approve of the term “graduating to the spirit world”. I miss her physical human side, but I also know that her spirit lives on and that she is in a wonderful place now. This quote from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. sums perfectly what my sister Andrianina and I believe in: “Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow.”
I love fruit trees. Most of them are easy to grow and give you fruits that taste so much better than those you can buy in the supermaket. Having a small garden does not stop me from wanting to plant more, and I am now looking to buy an asian or japanese plum tree, maybe a Plum Beauty:
Photo of Plum Beauty from Saundersallotment
Do any of you grow asian/japanese plum trees? Do they do well in a small garden?
One of my favourite trees in the back garden is the peach tree, I got it from Aldi and am very happy about it except that it gets the leaf curl disease every year. I have restrained myself from treating it but this year I decided to spray it with a bordeaux mixture. You can see it below last year in june, with no much leaves as I had to get rid of the diseased ones. I hope I will get lots of fruits from it this year.
I’m currently reading Adventures in Consciousness by Jane Roberts and love this Sumari poem of hers which reminds me of all my fruit trees:
Song of the pear tree
The pear tree grows from the sweet pits of your feelings,
Sunken in the secret ground of your being
It grows in the silence of atoms and evening.
It grows in the knowledge of your unknowing
And blossoms in the clear air of your morning.
The pear tree stands dazzling and glowing,
The fruit of your love made living.
A gift of the seasons from the orchard of feeling,
The atom’s love multiplied.
Each leaf sings your praises.
The air is your breath through which each leaf dances
As your love climbs the steps of your spine
And blossoms in syllables and images,
So your love flows, invisible, outside the window,
And rushes up hollow paths of air.
Your love charms the trees into growing
And carves living plants out of unknowing.
The pear tree and all trees grow from the trance of your love.
The garden is starting to show some flowers. The plum tree (unknown variety from Homebase that was supposed to be an apricot tree) is the first to start blossoming this week. And then there are purple crocuses, pink and purple anemones, hellebores and some orange calendula. The peony trees are also starting to leaf up, I can’t wait to see their blooms but in the meantime I have silk peonies in my living room.
Handmadewithjoy on bigartel is back to offering paypal payments as I was not happy with some aspects of the direct checkout by Stripe (mainly that the checkout says “shipping will apply” even though I offer free shipping, I thought that this may have put some buyers off). The free worldwide shipping will stop at the end of february so hurry up if you would like to buy something with free shipping. I am working on a flat rate shipping that will take effect from March.
Do you know any supplier for jewellery gift boxes that you can recommend?