It's spring. And these are the days when weather patterns shift and collide, so the near future takes on a new urgency. Rain or shine? Drought or flood? Stormy or still?
Many of us are also thinking about how our gardens will grow--what to plant and when. For some inspiration from a different perspective, check out Sacred Garden Spaces, which offers some fascinating lore, along with instructions for creating a richly symbolic herb garden.
Or consider this complex picture of the seasons, based on the indigenous meteorology of Australian tribal groups:
Which might make you wonder (as I did) . . . why not create a personal weather calendar, from my own knowledge of how the local world behaves . . . ?
Or perhaps just cultivate a simple poetic awareness, like the 13th century Japanese priest Dogen:
In the spring, cherry blossoms, in the summer the cuckoo.
In autumn the moon, and in winter the snow, clear, cold.