Winter is definitely over now, with warm spring winds and longer days drying things out even more on this already parched land. We are in extreme drought; I had only about an inch of rain this winter—no native spring-rain flowers, herbs or grasses even came up, and the only cliff roses that bloomed were the ones in my garden and swale areas, where more moisture was available—a good testament to creating swales! I imagine the bees were grateful for those. I intend to plant more of these hardy flowering perennials to provide early-spring food for the hungry pollinators–especially since rains are becoming more unpredictable and scarce.
But this article is not about gardening, although that is another of my keen interests; rather, it is about what I did to exercise desire, creativity and self-expression during the cold winter months—weaving. Continue reading “Weaving Desires, Creativity and Self-Expression”
I have been intending to write a 2017 summary for some time now, but kept putting my time and attentions elsewhere. One thing about Arizona spring weather is that we get several days at a time when the wind blows hard enough that one does not want to go outside. This is one of those days, so it is a good time to write. Continue reading “2017 Summary”
Back in November, at the Understanding God’s Loving Laws Assistance Group, Jesus and Mary taught how important it is to align all of our creations with God’s Laws. They explained that God wants us to create everything in a loving way—efficiently and beautifully, with consideration to all living things. When it comes to building homes, God wants us to discover products that are beautiful, functional, efficient with time, energy and resources, do not harm any living things or the environment, do not degrade, and are even alive! Continue reading “Lime—An Attempt To Build God’s Way”
As I have described in previous posts, here at my high desert home, there is a seemingly endless list of things that need attention, fixing, doing, building, planting, creating etc to make it a truly safe, secure, comfortable, self-responsible, enjoyable and beautiful home, and the sheer magnitude of this list really get me down at times. I often feel overwhelmed. Continue reading “The Bully Inside”
I am on the 17th week of a 20 week Permaculture Designers Certification Course given by Geoff Lawton of Australia, a highly experienced and passionate teacher who has helped to transform some really degraded landscapes, even deserts. Continue reading “Hope for the Desert”
So much of my energy this past year has been consumed by inner challenges and establishing a loving home for myself out of the partially-built, neglected remains of previous owners. But it feels like this coming year is going to hold some new energies. Continue reading “The Latest and The Land”
In my last blog post, (Discoveries About Anger), I shared some insights I had recently had about my continued issue with anger. Well, it turns out, my soul issues are even more serious than I thought. Continue reading “Truth I Haven’t Wanted To See”