Category Archives: The Gardens of 333

My Monarch Butterfly Babies

I went outside to find that I am the proud foster mom of endangered Monarch butterfly babies! Several of them on the milkweed I planted.

(You can read about my project on this blog. http://bit.ly/1nCtNIF )

Bless them that they grow to adulthood and make future generations.

2014 Monarch Babies in The Gardens of 333

2014 Monarch Babies in The Gardens of 333

 

A Day in The Life…..High Summer

This is just a fun little post, to give you a glimpse into what my day is like.

We’ve become a little global family here and I like to share  little ditties like this from time to time.

I try very hard to keep to a schedule, or like many creative souls, and those with one foot in this world and the other foot in the other, I won’t get anything done.

Think about scheduling all your “anchors” into your day. Structure is something spiritually minded and creative people need but are sometimes resistant to. I can’t tell you how much it has helped me.

Scheduling all the things important to you into to your day can really enrich your life.

I wanted to post how I incorporate this practice into my life and think about how you can too.

I have coached people on the importance of a schedule to reach any goal or just to create a better life.

I counsel that we need to schedule in our goals, to schedule in our play time as well as time to connect with loved ones and the Divine.

I call it our “Spiritual Anchors” “Health Anchors” “Goal/Career Anchors” and “Play Anchors.” 

“Anchors” meaning something solid we do as a reminder of what we want our lives to be.

Here is my daily schedule in the summer. It allows for more time to play and enjoy Nature than I have scheduled in during the Winter months.

8 am-9 am: Wake Up and Set The Day’s Tone and Intention (Spiritual Anchor)

  • I wake up to the excited greetings of The Great Cat Army.

I spend some time greeting the day with them.

(See how excited they are?)

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  • Delicious coffee left for me from my beloved husband

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  • A yummy fruit and almond milk smoothie
  • Then head out to feed the birds and the critters outside
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10:00 am to 4 pm (Goals and Career Anchor) 

Time to work!

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Now it’s time to do some work!

Work which is not work, really.

  • I either paint my energy art, create  audio meditations and programs so people can connect to the divine or I write my weekly affirmations, ask an angel or work on the book I am creating thanks to my muses Danielle La Porte and Linda.Silvertsen.
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Capturing one of the moments in the process of making my White Rose Angelic Essences.

 4pm In The Summer (Play Anchor)

  • Take a break out in the garden or a swim..

On hot days like today, I save my gardening until the magic hour, which is around 6-8 pm.

So today I went for a swim and then went out to the garden during the Magic Hour.

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This is the actual light bathing the gardens, they are not re-touched. The Gardens of 333 has a lot of Nature and spirit activity.

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Magic Hour in The Gardens of 333

Magic Hour at the Hermitage

Magic Hour at the Hermitage

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6 pm- Bedtime ( Play, Connections & Health Anchors) 

  • Cooking something healthy and vegan for dinner for my husband and I.
  • Play with Tommy!
  • Work out to keep my body and mind clear.For me, no pill can do what exercise does. As a claircognizant and clairsentient, it helps me clear off the energies my body picks up from everything I encounter during the day.
  • Play some PC Games with my husband (Yes! I am a gamer! We love  the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchise). I find this to be fun and very grounding when I have been working with the other realms for most of my day.
  • Read. I cannot end the day without reading. I have never, ever not read at the end of my day.

Peace. I have a good and blessed day.

Think about scheduling all your “anchors”  into your day.Scheduling all the things important to you into to your day can really enrich your life.

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Natures Miracles and Mysteries..The Unseen. What I Believe

This Celt feels the call of Spring in her blood. Do you?

The sun looks different, the sap is in the trees and in the plants outside, and naturally my awareness is being called to Nature and all her miracles and mysteries.

In truth, I began to feel the pull to connect with the nature energy in The Gardens of 333 in February, which interestingly enough, is the time the ancients felt spring arrived.

I truly believe that part of us heeds that ancient clock, and not the one set by governments.

 

My Pixie Apple tree in very early Spring.

My Pixie Apple tree in very early Spring.

 

That pull feels like a call, a gravitational pull at one’s physical body, the energy bodies and our soul.

A persistent tapping on our consciousness that those who work to connect with Nature on a deeper level are aware of.  You understand what I am talking about.

If you would like that kind of connection, please consider signing up to my newsletter. I will be bringing forth new ways for you to do that in the coming year (and years).

 

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Here is a question I get asked a lot. “So….Are fairies real?”

 

Let me preface what I am about to say with the fact that I do not believe there are little people running around with green jackets on or tiny Tinkerbell wings.  What I believe exists with in the Nature world is much more complex than that. But I do believe is that there is a greater consciousness and  individual awareness living within our unseen Natural world that we don’t yet fully understand, and probably won’t understand until the human being evolves.

I prefer to call the “the spirit of Nature” because the term fairy tends to evoke a sense of disbelief, snickers from others,  and thinking those who believe in them are “weird” and “crazy.”

Fairy has a sense of the unreal, and the spirit of Nature is very real. I’ve seen some things in my life in regards to Nature. Things of legend or of stories. Things many of you might laugh at and call me silly, or crazy, but  I’m very grounded and down to Earth (no pun intended.)  I may be “interesting” but I’m not “crazy.

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Sap Coming into my blueberry bush

With every fiber of my soul I know and I feel that Nature has a consciousness.  To me, it is a part of us and a part of God but it’s true essence is beyond our current comprehension.  How vast, intricate and Universal it is. It’s like God made physical on Earth and it blankets and permeates every single thing here. I can only have a sense of it, but I am unable to explain it fully.

The movie “Avatar” is probably the closest I have ever seen it  depicted for us.

 

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Lilac bush coming into bud.

 

With all that we are finding out about our world, how can one possibly think that all of what you see is all there is to see???

As we speak, scientists are delving into concepts and realities that were science fiction years ago. Yes, even science is delving into the realm of alternate realities and dimensions along side ours.

I absolutely believe that there is unseen life all around us.

I also believe there are people who are able to catch a glimpse of that from time to time.

 

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Hyacinth bulbs emerging

At the risk of many of you thinking..”….Okay Eileen, I thought your angel stuff was weird, but this is just silly. Now you are really pushing the envelope…..”

I’ll tell you what I think about “fairies” and if they are real. But before I do, can you really say you don’t feel there is more to our world than what you see?

Our Universe? Especially the natural world?

That there isn’t the possibility of sharing our planet with something we are unable to see??

Granted, there are some “new age” people out there who make it hard for me to talk about this subject and be taken seriously. And because of that, it was very hard for me to write this blog post.

I don’t subscribe to believing that there is unseen life that dresses like a Keebler elf or has wings. No.

No, I don’t believe that.

I believe the life that is unseen is far more complex than that. It doesn’t look like a Walt Disney character.

Remember how Shirley MacLaine caught so much flack from her book “Out on a Limb”? People made fun of her for being one of the first to write about what is mainstream today. I feel the same way about talking about unseen life in Nature. It’s hard. Who wants to be laughed at?

 

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In my channeling ( for those of you just tuning in, I am a channeler)  I am told that this consciousness is strongly connected to the Natural world  in this other dimension on our Earth and at times interacts with humans. But it is largely dependant on the human, who they are as a person and how they respect the natural world and the compassion they feel for all life on it.

Like the fairy tales, it surrounds the “pure of heart,”  those people who tend to kindness, generosity and compassion to all living things.

So there you have it.  Call me whatever you like.

But someday, maybe hundreds of years from now, maybe thousands, science will discover unseen life living right next to ours.

If you’d like to connect  with that spirit of nature, know that it takes notice of a person’s integrity. The personal integrity of doing the right thing when no one is looking.

Someone who cares deeply about nature and the environment and is a steward of our brothers and sisters of the animal kingdom.

These things it takes notice of and if it is sincere, it will draw closer to you.

Those with the “second sight” as my mother Theresa and her mother Cate would say, can sometimes see it

Strongly connecting with the spirit of Nature is a rewarding and enriching experience, it adds color and creativity to our lives and can assist in manifesting our goals.

 

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Nature’s Early Spring Perfume

I have a witch hazel bush that is just perfuming the air with fragrance for over a week.

It’s so strong that I am walking around the yard trying to find things to do so I can keep smelling it.

If you are in the northeast, I highly recommend this native plant. The scent will fill the yard.

It’s the first thing to bloom too.

Witch Hazel bush in The Gardens of 333

Witch Hazel bush in The Gardens of 333

Happy Spring Equinox

Monarch Butterfly Larvae in the Butterfly Sanctuary of The Gardens of 333

Monarch Butterfly Larvae in the Butterfly Sanctuary of The Gardens of 333

“When you find yourself cocooned in isolation and cannot find your way out of the darkness, remember that this is similar to the place where caterpillars go to grow their wings.”

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Extreme Gnome Makeover: Arriving Home and The Reveal

This is my last installment of Extreme Gnome Make-over.

The Brothers Gnome have arrived at their Oregon home and I’m told are up to their hijinks with renewed aplomb. In fact, I have had readers email me (for some reason you are all too shy to post your experiences with fairies and gnomes in my comments section ) that these two have been up to some interesting hijinks with some of you.

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One of the Brothers Gnome and Willow

In my other posts about these mischievous twosome, you saw the transformation of the “Wizard-Hippy” brother Gnome.

How can statuary have energy? How can that energy translate over the Internet, you may ask? It most definitely can, on both counts. And that, my dear Global Family is a post for another day. But suffice to say it can.

In eastern cultures it is widely believed energies can reside in inanimate objects. Everything is made of energy, everything is comes from God and is one with the creator, so it all has some level of consciousness.There is more to our world than the eye can see, and much of it is beyond our current human understanding.

I will blog about my experiences with these things at a later date, particularly about my Bast statue.  Subscribe to  my newsletter if you’d like to know when that is up.

Today I will share with you the more grounded of the two and their departure from New Jersey to their home in Oregon.

This one was more stoic, more grounded. Very practical.  He also wanted crystals.

Finally, the day came to take their photos and ship them of to their mom in Oregon.

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`Bye Ellie!

First, they pose for some departure shots in The Gardens of 333. They soaked up the very active deva and Nature energy here in my gardens. And we in turn received a dose of their expansive Joie de vivre.

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If I had to give these two astrological signs , this one would be a Capricorn, and the other an Aquarius. One was earthy and grounded, the other mercurial and expansive.

They are looking forward to getting back to the West Coast.

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“The Stoic One” in the Moon Garden prior to departure.

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Brothers Gnome in the Moon Garden

Before and After:

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The Reveal

After they arrived home and my friend took a look at them (see picture above) we then spoke on the phone about my experiences renewing them. The guidance was receiving about how to paint them and how they wanted to look and then learning who they were in life was pretty amazing.

What do I think occurred here?  It was similar to how I create my Angelic Energy Art. I believe I was connecting to the spirit of these two men and they were helping me paint two Gnomes who represented them in my friend’s garden. She had these two gnomes in memory of them, honoring them and how she felt about them, and they knew it.

Then my friend sends me something fascinating. A picture of two family members whom the Gnome statues represent.Yes my friends, it turns out The Brother’s Gnome carried the energy of two close family members here on Earth who have passed.

And here they are. The real Brothers Gnome:

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The Real Brothers Gnome

One had an inventor’s mind, the other more practical. Not brothers, but uncle and nephew and both related to my friend.

Now, keep in mind I did not know this information. But it all became clear why I was being told how to paint them, and why their personalities came through so strong.

Remember the one gnome I told you who insisted his hair be grey and so on? (Read the past blog posts for a recap.)

I do hope you enjoyed the conclusion of Extreme Gnome Makeover. It was a fascinating experience for me, and I hope gives you a glimpse into the extraordinary worlds living around us.

“You road I enter upon and look around, I believe you are not all that is here,

I believe that much unseen is also here.”
“You air that serves me with breath to speak!
You objects that call from diffusion my meanings and give them shape!
You light that wraps me and all things in delicate equable showers!
You paths worn in the irregular hollows by the roadsides!
I believe you are latent with unseen existences, you are so dear to me.”
~Songs from an Open Road by Walt Whitman

Do you have experiences with Fairies, Nature Spirits or energies in inanimate objects? Did you have some interesting Gnome coincidences and happenings while following Extreme Gnome Makeover? Tell us about it in the comment section below. I’d love to read them.

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Extreme Gnome Makeover Part II

…..A Tale of Two Brothers.

Part Deux

The Gnomes meet the true boss at our cottage, A.O Extreme Gnome Makeover Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

The Gnomes meet the true boss at our cottage, A.O

I apologize for the long stretch of time between the tale of Two Gnomes. If you are just joining us, you can read Part I here. The truth of it is, I have a Gemini moon so my mind and my energies travel where the winds flow. And they flowed in many directions this past month, my friends.

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A.O inspects the Brothers Gnome upon arrival.

A.O our resident overlord and Master of the Golden Light Ray helped me paint these two. He was sincerely interested in all stages of their transformation.

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Creative Director A.O. Anglin

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A.O. Making sure his directions are carried out..as per usual.

I know these are statuary. But regardless if people think I’m Nutsy Fagan, I’m going to tell you that there were some mystical moments with these two. From the moment they sat outside in my garden, which has very active Devic energy, there was a lot of  Nature Alchemy and spiritual synchronicity at play.

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Our love-bug Ellie weighing in on the finished Brother.

What was interesting is when these two first arrived, I put them out in the herb garden, flanking a young crab apple tree. Within days, I began to get complete images of what they wanted to look like at the end of this make-over.  If and when I veered away from that during painting, I had to correct it or could not move on with my day. It would be a little nagging thought at the back of my head all day and night.

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Crystals at the base of Brother Gnome

For example, I did paint this one’s beard and hair grey, as my first vision had shown me. But then I changed it to blonde because I thought it would be more cohesive. After I did so, I had this little nagging voice inside my head saying; “No..no no! Change it back to grey!” When I did change it back the following day, it just felt right. All was right in my Brother’s Gnome world once again.

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Brother Gnome loves his new shirt and crystal friends.

This sort of thing happened throughout the process. If I painted outside the vision I had received from their arrival in the garden, a nagging went on day and night until I stuck with the plan.

Stay tuned for the final installment of Extreme Gnome Makeover to see how important those details were and how that tied into some interesting revelations when they arrived back in their Oregon home.

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Extreme Gnome Makeover

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How the Gnome Brothers looked when they arrived

Meet the Brothers Gnome.

I know someone who really loves her gnomes. In fact, we call her yard “Gnomehorn” after the famous garden of Findhorn that has a lot of spiritual energy.

But her gnomes were bleached white by the sun and it’s elements. Especially two of them that meant a lot to her.

They came to me for some TLC and to soak up the very active energy in my own gardens, what we named The Gardens of 333. I had a vision of how they should look at the end of the makeover. Was the creative vision created in my minds eye  or did it come from the magical gnome brothers? 😉

They spent the summer next to a baby crabapple tree in my herb garden and in the fall, the makeover started.

My cat A.O. meets the Gnome brothers and oversees their metamorphosis

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A.O meets the Gnome Brothers

I start with one that I’ve already envisioned as “the starry-eyed wizard.”

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Finally..my hat has color again!

Out of the two, he definitely colors outside the lines, so to speak.

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I’ll miss the Gardens of 333

Repainted gnome Eileen Anglin

Willow approves.

I will be posting his brother’s makeover later this week. Stay tuned!

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Migrating Monarchs Stop By The Gardens of 333

The Butterfly Sanctuary in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

Monarchs in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin http://www.whiterosepath.com

I took these photos of Monarchs on their way south towards a major migration route in Cape May, New Jersey. They took a break in my yard and the gardens I created to help them survive. (See previous posts on my Save the Monarch Project.)

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This happened 2 weeks ago, but just now getting a chance to post about it. I can’t tell you how thrilling it was to have them come into the sanctuary I created as they make their long trek south.

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Monarchs in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin http://www.whiterosepath.com

If you have been following my blog and my little backyard project,  you know the Monarchs are in serious decline. The photos I took were of four individuals that I saw that day. I don’t know if four is an encouraging number or not, as I am pretty new to all of this.

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What I do know is that the monarch larvae that were in my garden this year ( if they survived the many preying mantis I have around here) will come back to me in the spring, like kids coming home to where they were born and raised.

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And that my friends, is a beautiful thing.

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My Save The Monarch Project: We Have Caterpillars….

Yesterday I was walking in the yard, filling the bird feeders and just taking a look at everything. Every morning I do what we call “a spin” with a cup of coffee in my hand and look at the status of things. I was looking at the garden square that I have made the “butterfly sanctuary” and lo and behold! Monarch caterpillars on the milkweed!

There were three of them visible to me.

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Monarch butterfly caterpillar on tropical milkweed plant. Eileen Anglin. http://www.whiterosepath.com

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Monarch butterfly caterpillar on tropical milkweed plant. Eileen Anglin. http://www.whiterosepath.com

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My Butterfly Sanctuary Garden Square in The Gardens of 333

A few hours afterwards, I came back out to take a look and one was missing, and another one crawling away from the plant. I can tell I am going to be an anxious butterfly mom. I put it back on the milkweed. I also saw that one of the plants they were munching on was already stripped bare.

We are going to need more milkweed. I definitely don’t have enough, and the thought of them running out of food will be hard on me.

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Milkweed Stripped Bare by Monarch larvae Within Hours

So, I came inside to get more information on what to do.

Here are some websites with useful information on their behaviors, what to do and what not to do, (ahem..hello me) such as leaving them alone. They need to hide and be still while going through their life cycle, and also, spiders such as the little guys we affectionately call “Jumpieswill get to them. We have a lot of those and I need to be at peace with that as that is Nature’s way.

But I also looked to see where I can get milkweed cuttings FAST. I definitely don’t have enough. Let’s hope they get here and I can establish them fast enough for these hungry babies growing up in The Gardens of 333.

Seeds and Cuttings at low cost:

http://www.livemonarch.com

Learn About Monarchs:

http://www.learnaboutmonarchs.com/monarchbutterflyfaqs.html

Monarch FAQ:

http://www.mymonarchguide.com

My “Save the Monarchs” Butterfly Backyard Project

I was driving around the beautiful New Jersey Shore when I heard on National Public Radio that the Monarch butterfly populations were in serious decline. The reason? What else? Pesticides, GMO’s and land development! One more things of beauty in the ecosystem that is collapsing due to humans acting unconsciously.

When I got home, I read the in depth articles below.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/03/20/f-monarch-butterfly.html

Monarch Butterflies Numbers Down Again Source: Science Daily

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/130318-monarch-butterflies-animals-science-environment-nation/

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2011/01/milkweed-for-butterflies.html

I suggest you read them, but sufficed to say, milkweed is the plant the monarch larvae feed on and it’s disappearing. One way we can help them is to plant milkweed in our own gardens and landscapes. You know me, I go on a crusade. I’m the Joan of Arc of Nature….so that is exactly what I’m going to do. And I’ll blog my experience for you.

Won’t you join me?  I invite you to join my “Save the Monarchs” Butterfly Backyard Project and blog about it too. Be sure to post your links in my comments section and let’s do this!

This is where I purchased the seeds.
http://www.butterflyencounters.com/

The company was mentioned in the article I read. The website has a lot of useful information and detailed descriptions of the different milkweed plants.

Important Precaution: One thing I wasn’t aware of was milkweed has a toxic substance to it’s sap, which protects the butterfly that eats it, so you have to be careful handling it and seek medical attention if ingested or if it gets into your eyes. Read more about the precautions on the Butterfly Encounters website.

So, where am I at with my little project right now? My order came quickly and I have planted the seeds in seed starting flats outside.

 

 

The Milkweed Is In! My Save The Monarchs Garden Project

I finally put the milkweed into the garden this week. It is so late that I don’t even know if it will help at this point. I was in San Diego on business and then the weather here in New Jersey has just been so wet, hot and humid, it was tough going to be out in the yard.

 

I planted both the tropical milkweed and the common milkweed. The tropical milkweed is supposed to be colorful and is treated as an annual. It will die off in the winter and will have to be planted again next year. The common one is a perennial and will propagate itself and while not as showy as the tropical variety, it is said to be very fragrant. I’m looking forward to that.  I grew both from seed.I decided to devote one of my garden squares to the butterflies entirely. I used to grow vegetables in it. There is still some garlic, lettuces and a cucumber there, but most of it is parsley for Painted Lady larvae. Something said to me “Just do it! Make it a sanctuary for both the larva and the adults.” And so I did. It now has both varieties of milkweed, the parsley, lavender and zinnias. I marked an old broken planter as my marker. And here it is:

In the garden we call The Divider we have mainly tall pines, lemon balm, roses, strawberries, hydrangeas, hollies and a magnolia we call “Stumpy.” Stumpy was rescued off of the curb. A neighbor just threw him out. Because of this, his top died. Just picture my husband carrying this tree and it’s root ball down the street. We cut it off and gave him some TLC. And yes, we pointed out Stumpy in all his lushness to the neighbors who tossed him. heh.
I planted some milkweed there too, because there is a luscious butterfly bush there, and I wanted to be sure the butterflies were aware of the little nursery we are trying to start for them.
These are some of the common milkweed seedlings transplanted into larger pots until I figure out where I want them to go. There is a gully up the road, and I thought to plant them there to establish a wild milkweed area in the woods. But the thought of leaving them unattended and perhaps dying makes me hesitate doing that. I’m like a momma to my seedlings.
I found some additional sites for further reading about the monarch crisis and planting milkweed for them.

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Helping a Bee After Hurricane Sandy

“After Hurricane Sandy, I found this disoriented bee who was immobile for 2 days outside my window.I gave him some warmth, Reiki and sugar water and he recovered. We named him “Buddy the Bee.” We hope he finds his way home.”

After Hurricane Sandy, I was moving my geraniums that had survived the storm and saw a bumble bee resting on one of them. I’ve seen bumbles go to sleep on flowers in the evening, so thought perhaps this may be the case. But it was so cold!  Two days and very cold nights went by with this little one still motionlessness. I could see him through my window! How can one ignore that?

I always say “If it’s in your line of sight, if it’s in your awareness, then it’s up for you. It’s the Universe setting something in your path. Basically..batter up!  Step up and do something. I was getting that intuitive “nudge” that is very familiar to me, that I needed to pay attention to this. That there was an opportunity here, a choice to be made that was important.  What Archangel Michael and I call “The Compassionate Choice.” I could see him from my window, he didn’t move at all. and it was clear he was in some sort of distress and I had to take action.

I grabbed a shallow glass so he would be sheltered from the wind and the sunlight and my hands would warm him up. I figured he could rest in this as long as he needed to. I gently moved him from the flower into the glass and he allowed me to guide him without any fuss.

Checking in with my connection with Nature and the angels, they told me to warm him up and make sugar water. So I did. At first I put it on a cotton ball,no reaction from the bee. He remained motionless. I received the guidance to clip a lavender stalk , dip it into the sugar water and give it to him that way. As soon as I did that, he moved his leg a little and I saw this tiny tongue weakly licked at the water. Within a minute, he was lapping it up and within five minutes  moving his body to get more. So I dipped three more stalks into the sugar water and put that in there with him. I left him there for about ten minutes and came out to check on him.

I videotaped it below.

A small and simple act for us can impact the lives of others. In this case, a bee, who had his life saved. Never underestimate the power of small acts of kindness.

We named him “Buddy the Bee.” We hope he finds his way home.

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“Santa’s Birds”

Cardinals are special to me. Growing up, I remember seeing those beautiful red birds and thought how special they were. They looked so different than other birds in our yard! My dad told my brothers and I that those beautiful birds were Santa’s Birds. If we saw one, that meant Santa was checking on us, and they would report back to Santa our good deeds (or bad!).

I lost my dad 2 years ago and miss him dearly. But whenever I see a cardinal, I know dad is around me in spirit, checking in on me. ~*~ Eileen Smith Anglin

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The Autumn Equinox is Upon Us. Bless the Trees in Gratitude

Now is the time to celebrate the Autumn equinox. We can do this by giving blessings and expressing gratitude to Nature and the blessings she gives us.

One way I like to do that is by gifting the trees. I place crystals and cornmeal as well as sage, and express my gratitude for the beauty, the abundance and the health that is given to us by them as I make a sacred circle around each one of them.

Reflect on all the things Nature provided for you and your loved ones during the summer season now leaving us. Joy, fun, food, shelter, exercise, shade, harmony..

Nature responds to your gratitude and opens you up for even more blessings to occur.

~*~Eileen Smith Anglin

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