Autumn Equinox

While the gardens have a bit of that tattered look of early fall, there are beautiful and surprising moments all over the place.

As the weather cools down, the Nasturtiums return to put on another show as do the Mehera Marigolds

Flowers that seed themselves sometimes come along after the rush of annuals I planted. I love the unexpected moments they provide. Here Zinnia “Old Mexico” has seeded itself under some Gaura I planted. The butterfly feel of the Gaura is such a lovely contrast to the zesty Zinnias

I am happy to report all our bee hives are doing a brisk business post bear visit,. The traffic in and out of the hives on these last warm days before winter is unreal. Here a bee friend finds this late season squash blossom that the first frost missed.

Especially sweet are the Roses that bloom a second time each season. Here the Mary Rose glows in the morning light.

The Angels reminded me this morning that today, the Autumn Equinox, is the perfect time to talk to them and tell them your hopes and aspirations for the coming year.

This day begins the cycle for the whole next year’s growing season and so too for our spiritual journeys. During the next three months the Angels will take your requests into account within the big arc of your life plan and come up with a template for change that will first become a plan of action at the Winter Solstice and then be put in full motion at the Vernal Equinox. This is the natural rhythm of the gardens as well as a natural rhythm for our spiritual lives.

The Angels must respect our free will so it is important to be specific when we ask for what we want. I don’t mean asking for ruby slippers size 5- I mean asking for support with specific issues or concerns. As they constantly remind me, they can’t help us with the full range of our hopes and aspirations unless we ask for them to do so.

Yes, they are always there to try and keep us safe and shower us in love, but their support can be much more fine tuned if we ask for fine tuned help. And don’t worry if you don’t read this blog on the Autumn Equinox. The whole fall season is a time of reflection and assimilation of all that has happened in the last year and a time to ask for specific help as it becomes clear what we still need support with.

Blessings to you one and all on this gorgeous and special day of the year. I want to thank you particularly for your kindness and patience as we have gone through this growth spurt. With six new staff joining us in the last couple of weeks, we are beginning to be able to get all the orders out without burning the midnight oil.

I wrote a training manual then Sophie greatly improved it, and now it has helped us do such a better job of explaining everything to our new people and making it that much more likely that your orders will go out just as you would like! Laura, the sixth person taught to ship this month got the benefit of all we learned from teaching Kelly, Alli, Tom, Miguel and Lily….. It has been fun to see Sophie step up to the plate in this teaching role and do such a wonderful job- So a big shout out to Sophie! As this week ended we had almost everybody trained to ship, invoice and email- soon we will tackle the phones!

Happy Fall!