Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Wheel of the Year

Autumn takes
buzzing bees, butterflies on blooms,
and so many birds.

October brings
festive gourds, grinning skulls,
and grows tiny gardens in my hearth.  

Winter is coming… spring and summer too.


One of my favorite bits about the cold months is that my living room becomes a wee jungle. I enjoy seeing Halloween decorations and making pumpkin chili, too. But the terrace-garden-to-living-room-jungle conversion is by far the best.

- for Poets and Storytellers United--Weekly Scribblings #92: Forward Movement (where we are asked to “write something on the theme of ‘Forward Movement’, in whatever way [we] choose to interpret that.” My muse and I focused on the constant movement of the seasons, on what is lost… on what is gain… and on what moving with The Wheel of the Year offers.

39 comments:

  1. A lovely way to interpret the prompt! So you bring your plants indoors for winter? Our winters here are not cold enough to warrant that. Also this unit is designed for shade in the hot weather, so even in summer there is not enough direct sunlight for indoor plants, which is a shame. I'd like to have some.

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    1. I do bring my plants in for the winter. Some of my plants, like your namesake, would survive the snow. But my tangerine tree, which I use for tea, would die. I'm lucky to have really huge windows. Right now, there are 39+ plants in my living room jungle.

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    2. I wish you had some sunlight, too. :-(

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  2. And the wheel turns ever onward :D My neighbour just delivered a selection of squashes for me to deseed and munch on (I then save the seeds to grow on for him in the spring) XXX

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    1. Yum! You have a great neighbor. My neighbor just glares at me because I asked him if would please stop smoking below my terrace, lol!

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  3. Ms Seasons knows how to do it

    much❤love

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  4. Yes, the turning of The Wheel at this time of year is palpable!

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  5. I imagine there are tiny gardens growing in your heart too. Am I right?

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  6. I love everything about this piece, especially how it is honest and comforting all at once.

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  7. "...and go 'round and 'round and 'round in The Circle Game." Nice work, MG. Thanks.

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  8. We bring our plants in to the garage. But that wouldn't hold the palm tree we lost last winter. Neither would it fit in my little red wagon or on the two wheel dolly. We had it sawed off a couple of months ago, estimates ranged from $350 to as low as $100. I took the latter.
    ..

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  9. I forgot to mention that every month has its pleasantries if we would be tuned in.
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  10. October is the time when my mother,too, was very busy saving seeds for Spring, potting and bringing outside everything she could that wouldn't winter. Somehow I failed to inherit that gene from my mother, sad to say.

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    1. I grew up in the country, the same as my mother and grandmother, where most people plant what they eat. So, I think the gene was inevitable. I'm just happy that I enjoy my plants so much.

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  11. I love the look ahead to spring and summer after winter and I can only imagine your wee jungle!

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    1. Soon, I will blast you with some pictures--so you won't have to imagine it. Hehehe.

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  12. I like the idea of an indoor jungle all year round

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    1. Me too! If I didn't have a terrace garden, I would probably keep all my plants in the house all year long.

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  13. Beautiful little mini jungle in your living room. Those green souls will keep you company until the warmth returns. I have to start winterizing as well. I have been awfully lax this year.

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    1. Thank you. I'm quite fond of it. I've some years when I take longer to start bringing things in. I bet you'll bring them in when you must.

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  14. you keep the wheels spinning with this poem magaly, i really enjoyed this, and enjoy your miniature jungle... looks like its getting pretty thick aready.

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    1. I can barely see out the window, so you're probably right!

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  15. Ah, a beautiful sevenling! I like your conclusion.

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  16. Beautiful tribute to this festive time of the season.. and the wheel of the year...all of your gorgeous plants are a visual feast. mmmm..pumpkin chili? never had it..sounds good! Love that grinning skull too by the way!

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    1. I've been making pumpkin chili for Halloween for about a decade. I will share the recipe!

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  17. Yes, this is a good time of year. I love your table with the skull and squash. Your window looks very attractive too. Happy day.

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  18. What a clever way to keep the seasons moving. This is special. In the pictures, I especially like the skull vase with the growth because it shows life and death together, the same as the changing seasons of your ink does. Five stars!

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    1. I'm so happy you noticed. I always like to set a skull and a live plant together. It's a nice way to remind ourselves that living includes both life and death.

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  19. Such a lovely sevenling. The give and take, out and in, and in every season its own bloom.

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