Monday, June 22, 2009

Midsummer Magic

Hi to all, Let the Magic begin!! Last night was most wonderful *~*baring out all the thunder and lightning we had earlier in the day. Even had some big rain drops as well! The faery garden looked lovely last night in the candles soft glow, the smell of fresh cut flowers, I chose; wild fox glove, wild honeysuckle, forget-me knots, lavender, rosemary, carnations, yellow alyssum, & sweet William. All nestled in my vintage clam and oyster shells. Melania held the fire orange Lily's over her pool filled with shells. The candles were KF watermelon scent.. As like last year I awoke this morning to find them still burning. Of course Byrum was working his magic as it was the longest night of the year.. The grand lady of my fairy garden the Calla lily glowed as bright as Luna herself..

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Faery Garb search update

Hi to all, Well getting much closer now.. Got a pair of wings, and finished one of my home made projects. The photo above is a a hair adornment I made from scratch.. I will wear this in my hair with my faery outfits--> good faery more so I should say.. Anyway this was fun to create. I saw something like this on a fairy in a calender I have.. I have incorporated a flex barrette into it so I just pop it and snap it anywhere I want and it is secure...

Below is the sparkling pirate scarf I got--> to add to my Gothic bad faery pirate costume..



Friday, June 19, 2009

Midsummers Night *~* June 21

Seeing the Faeries on Midsummer Eve ;

Seek out a secrete spot, wild and lovely, where all the herbs and trees of the summer flourish around you. Build a little fire in a ring of stone sand smolder nine pine cones and a little incense. For these bring good fortune you will have brought with you a crown twisted from oak leaves, rosemary and wild roses, pink and white. Take only what you need from each tree or bush and bless each one for its providence. You must wait till the twilight comes on and the stars begin to twinkle, and then dance around the fire.The fairies will show you how; listen in your heart to their inspiration, and you will dance the magical dance of the woods and the stars and the fire-bewitched night, for what was done in days of old will be done again.When you have tires, sit down and meditate upon the fire,
Look into its flames, and ask the King of the Elves and the Queen of the Woods to be with you in your meditation.Think the mystical forces in nature, which are the angels and the fairies. If you keep a faithful with stillness of heart, you will see them dancing among the trees and the fire will bring you visions of the spirit. As the fire burns down, lay your crown aside and say:"This is for the fairies".Put out your fire Keep a pen and paper by your bedside this eve, for your dreams will be touched with the magic of the night and the fairies.

Midsummer Night Eve

The night is a glow with sweet summer scent.
The moons watchful eye is on this summer event.
Bon fire ablaze with its crackle and pop,
honey wine flows like the foam off a pot.
Flowers strung round in every hue.
to celebrate life and the world that's renewed.
The magic begins right after midnight,
this night seems a haze in the bright fire light.
Creatures of earth take on a new shape,
Fairies in flight have a renewed gait.
The night stretches on where magic abounds,
The honey wine tastes as sweet as it sounds.
This Midsummer moon turns a shade of orange gold
as the sun comes arising, new beauty to behold.

June 16, 2007

Blessed Be to all

Monday, June 15, 2009

Secret Entrance

Hi to all, Here is a photo I took in the early hours of this dew filled morning tis a a glimpse of the entrance to "Rootunder", the gnome community which Byrum Thimbleberry hails from..
In a future blog I will show you pictures of some of Byrum's handy work we saw on the way.

SHHHHhhhhhhhhh as I make my retreat

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sigh off for Analog TV

Sigh off Or Rip Off

No other western country in the world disconnects its analog signal completely. They just add digital... Why do I care? I have a satellite TV signal --> Yes! But I also have, and use the analog TV signal as well. For many years I depended on analog for news, and weather reports as well as the EBS (emergency broad cast system). Especially during storm, and power outage. I still have one TV set for analog reception and used it everyday.
There is an underlined reason for this change --> make no mistake…

Yes, I got my “SPECIAL” conversion box. Paid for it too--- last January. Just to find out a month ago that most networks will not come up with the use of it. The digital signal just does not carry as far, and does not get to certain areas of the country. Well at 9 am Friday it went off, and I checked my TV --> reprogrammed with this new converter box... Well Yippee it worked. I get 6 religious channels, and channel 13 which is also owned & operated by a religious group... I do not watch it due to the biased news reporting they offer. No CBS, ABC, or NBC & no PBS. We use to get 11 stations total. Now 7 --> all religion backed. Make no mistake the programming on both satellite (cable) and analog signal is pathetic. But the point is freedom for me to watch what I choose, and not be force fed the info that someone else chooses, and deciding what news I need to know with their spin on it as icing... So they destroy Radio broadcasting many years ago--- Now TV availability.
So where does that leave the Americans, and Canadians who like to choose what they watch and listen to... Well no were. I believe this is one more forced control on the American people. I believe people better stand up soon, heck this is a major control of a large population --> limiting its populous to information, and real time current events around the country & world. It may well be too late to stand up. I did a research paper at university years ago on “Technology and Society”. Our government and the big five pushed the tech world on to the populous as a big money making venture. So badly that people discarded the old ways of life. <-- Honest communication One on one.. Now with the huge population of the US. technology is almost a necessity. One needs to keep informed on the state of this country in all parts. I am wondering what the 80 percent of the USA population that does not have cable are doing? How much of that 80 percent are even able to get a signal with this box, and how many even could have afforded one? Oh yes the federal coupon… Still you had to peel out 20 bucks + of your own money to get one... Figure 800 hundred thousand X 20 bucks. 800,000 --> that’s just the latest number of people who called the FCC the first 24 hours after the shut off. = 14 million dollars--> now that a piece of change... That’s not factoring in those who paid from 60 to 80 dollars for this box, or the total amount sold...
Sounds like a scam to me. Someone is making a lot of money while they are force feeding us there bad decisions.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Its all about the right choices

You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself that my father bought me. They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell. ~Emily Dickinson

Hi to all,

Those of us who love Australian Shepherds can't imagine a more perfect breed of dog. Unfortunately, the very characteristics we value in these dogs make them unsuitable for some owners. This is why I am posting this blog entry. Recently I had inquiries about my dogs and I had to tell the folks that they just were not suited for this type of dog.. Folks please consider carefully if your lifestyle can accommodate the type of dog you choose, exspecially with the exuberance of a Aussie.

Here are some breed specifics of the Aussie;

Moderate sized, intelligent, all-purpose stock dog. Many Aussies today still do the work they were bred for, and even those that have never seen sheep or cattle usually have a strong herding instinct. This means that Aussies need fenced yards and leashes, as the temptation to herd dogs, children, and traffic can simply overwhelm them. Being bred to work hard all day means that most Aussies are not content to be couch potatoes, Being bred to work hard all day means that most Aussies are not content to be couch potatoes, although Aussies have individual characters and some are more sedate and quiet-natured than others. For the most part, however, these are high energy dogs who need a purpose in their lives-a job as it were. Owners must be committed to give these dogs the time and attention they require through play and training, for as with any dog, undirected energy can turn towards destructive behaviors such as digging and chewing. Running, jumping, and rough-housing are all a part of being a normal Aussie.

The intelligence of these dogs, necessary to out-think and control livestock, can be detrimental when left untrained and unused. Aussies are quite capable of out-thinking their owners. Obedience training is highly recommended as a means of teaching owners how to channel the typical Aussie's innate desire to please into appropriate behaviors.

Although many Aussies are friendly with everyone, the Australian Shepherd as a breed tends to be somewhat reserved and cautious around strangers. With Aussies of this nature, owners should encourage the dog to meet people but not force encounters. Aussies are often quite protective of their family and property, a desirable trait in some situations but not acceptable in others, and some dogs never accept strangers. As with all dogs, poorly socialized Aussies may become aggressive without proper training. This is so very true, I tell visiters this always-->My saying is" You must reapply with my Aussie's every time you come to my home. My dogs are not mean, But they make you reapply with them before you can come in.. My beloved Nick was this way too! So a un-socialized Aussie can be a BIG problem!

Aussies are perfect for people wishing to own a highly trainable, versatile, super-smart dog that can work/play "till the cows come home". If you have the time and commitment for an Aussie, you won't be disappointed. These special dogs deserve special owners. Their loyalty, drive, character, and whimsical sense of humor place them in a class by themselves.

So that's the long and short of it.. Please always chose carefully when getting a pet..
It is a life long commitment..

Puppy kisses to all

Bad Faery choice

Hi to all, Well with FaeryWorlds approaching fast... I thought I better get with it... With all my garden prep and the finishing touches on my fairy garden… Block lying... I should say MORE block<-- I have had very little creative time. Although I am making a hair piece, and a shell belt for the other dress I am going to use for Good Faery Day, and for the event in general.…

I bought this outfit and I will transform it into “Bad Fairy” garb. I am going for the Bad faery goth pirate look.

I have lovely sparkling jewels to adorn it with *~* a scull head & wooden bead rosary -->really long, a red sparkling skull and crossbones head scarf, Home made trade bead hair strands, black leather look leggings, silver faery cross, and of course some wings fit for a bad fairy!! Here is a sneak peak at the outfit--> part of it anyway... I will post my picture in it later!! When I get it all put together.

Sparkling summer sunbeams