The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir

Monday, November 24, 2014

a morning in november

Written during a waxing moon in the sign of Sagittarius on a day ruled by the moon.

Next Full Moon - December 6, 2014

It's a cold November day here, cloudy and grey, much like this photograph which was taken yesterday when the weather was just about the same.  We are getting some occasional warmer days though, and that is nice, especially when you know that they will be less frequent from now on.  

Today will be a routine Winter day, keeping the fire going, daily errands, etc.   I have mailed all my holiday packages and that feels like a big accomplishment.  I am now awaiting a package containing my book on making knots.  Because my recent work included knots and the timing was important, I just used the knot-of-nine work, using one piece of grey knitting yarn.  I found it very difficult, as there really wasn't sufficient room for all the knots.  But for now it is fine, but I'm looking forward to using different kinds of knots for different purposes.  

The truth is, I rarely work by following instructions anymore.  I find that to "go by the book" forces me to use another part of my brain that I don't want to be using when doing the work.  The intuitive approach, right from the beginning, using ways that feels right, has always worked better for me than following instructions and recipes from books.  Now, of course,  when starting out,  that is how one learns, but the purpose is to understand the basics, and then progress to use more and more of our own knowing.

 I noticed recently that a bush in my yard has suddenly produced small, dark blue berries.  I am trying to find out what kind of a bush this is.  It looks like huckleberry but I found out how to identify huckleberry (which apparently Thoreau believed it was actually called hirtleberry) online and I don't believe it is, as the back of the leaves do not have shiny dots.  Maybe today I will take a photo of it, and post it here in case anyone knows what it is. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day,