Witch’s Garden Update

As some of you know, Geist inspired me to plant a witch’s garden this year (poison and herbs).

Tending it and watching it emerge has proven one of the sweetest parts of 2019.

My Oriental Poppies spent the week unfolding their velvety goodness:

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So we could share in this gorgeousness:

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Pansies fade and leave behind these little seed wonders:

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My Spotted Lilies burst their seeds to make sure the garden is packed with them next year.

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The chamomile blossoms coat just about every nook and cranny of the herb garden, which means time for a bit of a harvest:

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Day 24 – Gardening As Food For Writing

After my reminiscing with the spirea in the neighbour’s yard, I went home and tried to write.

Nothing.

Some days, nothing comes out. That is generally a sign that I need to rest the active brain and let the passive brain take over.

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My husband is a big fan of passive-brain creativity and, I have to admit, my biggest writing breakthroughs usually come when I have removed myself from the computer and stuck my hands in the dirt.

So, that’s what I did today.

An afternoon later, I popped back into the writer’s studio and made solid progress.

Here’s a great piece from Scientific American on  passive-brain creativity.

And, a bonus tour of the garden on my back porch: