Dancing The Wheel In July
It is not always necessary to travel far in order to see amazing things. Beauty is all around us. Only sometimes we forget to look.
On our balcony, for example, the perforate St. John’s-wort is producing many little suns even on cloudy days – and indeed Hypericum perforatum is known to make us more perceptible to light – on a physical as well as phsychological level.
Perhaps, on a very close look we discover that even lavender blossoms have tiny orange suns at their center – and while we are leaning in closely to see we may take a deep breath and notice how relaxing, grounding and at the same time strengthening the fragrance of this plant is.
The sow-thistle, a wildflower that attracts insects like bees and hoverflies, keeps dancing and dancing from state to state – promising flower-bud, sunny blossom, fluffy seeds – until the momentum of the dance carried all the seeds away with the Summer breeze.
Meanwhile the white clover is bringing its last flowers of the season to bloom – their honey-like fragrance attracts bees and the dried blossoms taste good in teas, as well.
After, in the beginning of the season, our mix of bee-friendly wild and garden herbs did not seem to grow at all, they apparently now are trying to make up for the delay – what you see here is the same pot with a difference of only four days. Meanwhile all the greens you see are even bigger than that.
The hollyhocks we saved, last year, are bringing us so much joy – the big, plate-like leaves are collecting rain and dew drops, the light-salmon-coloured blossoms are something I consider an amazing piece of art and the extravagant shapes of flower-buds and seed pods are bringing style to our balcony. The bees love them and I can see the wisdom in hollyhocks being an integral part of every cottage garden in the area where I live.
Our salvia is done blossoming and producing seeds for the season so it can concentrate to grow its aromatic leaves. The green bottle fly that occasionally visits our balcony seems to enjoy it as a place hang-out.
In closing, some Slow-TV in the form of a balcony meditation – ASMR experience possible.
When have you last admired something beautiful right at your doorstep?
Are you ready to shine a bright light of awareness on the path of beingness, today?
Much Love, Steffi