Monday, September 23, 2013

Spring Equinox colour for you


 Today is spring equinox. Fragrant flowers are blooming everywhere and after a big electrical storm, the air is clear and warm.
To celebrate, I made you a flower circle. I used to make these on the lawn when I was a child. If I'd lost a tooth, I'd hide it in the middle under a flower. In the morning I would run back to the flower circle to see if the tooth fairy had left me a sixpence.
Today, I'm glad to say, I don't have a lost tooth.
And I gathered you a spring bouquet. The small pale blue flowers are called Nigella, or Love-in-a-Mist. Isn't that a poetic name? Love has come out of the mist today, and is ready to dance and play.
Here is your last gift. The little one made you a fish.

Happy equinox, wherever you are. To you in the north at autumn equinox, thank you for sending the warmth our way. To you in the south, enjoy the season of growth!

The inundation of the Spring
Submerges every soul
—Emily Dickinson

20 comments:

Anne Ruffell said...

How joyful! Happy equinox to you too and may the days be full of sunshine. I love the rainbow fish!

juliet said...

thank you Anne. I love the rainbow fish too. We have another big storm coming tonight and tomorrow, so the fine day was just a tease!

Max said...

how gorgeous! love that new growth green there under your flowers. i remember someone telling me before i came to nz to use fuji film because it captured a wider range of greens, it's hard to count just how many different shades there are this time of year, love it x

Penny O'Neill said...

Oh, I love these floral gifts, and especially the flower circle. What a wonderful way to celebrate the equinox, Juliet. Here, children put their tooth under a pillow or, these days, in little holder, for the tooth fairy to come. A lovely tradition is yours.

juliet said...

* Max, I put the flower circle on top of a little green hedge, that is growing thick and fast. You are so right about the greens.

* Penny, so glad you enjoyed the flower circle. I think it might have been my own invention, encouraged by my lovely aunt, when I was a child. Other children did the pillow but I was a child of nature!

Lynley said...

I need your bright colours here Juliet with the skies so bleak and grey. The Buxus hedge is a wonderful "canvas".

More bad weather due here overnight and tomorrow.
I hope you keep warm and dry. Spring is being very volatile at the moment.

juliet said...

Lynley, the storm has struck Auckland now. How changeable it all is. I hope you are snug too.

cecilia buyswheeler gunther said...

I loved your flower circles, your garden must be bursting forth with colour.. and now i am off to find my beach! love love c

juliet said...

Celi, there is colour everywhere now, but another storm has come so everything is whirling in the air. Thanks for visiting.

Hotly Spiced said...

I do feel a bit sorry for the tooth fairy trying to find your tooth amongst all the flowers! I was a bit easier on the tooth fairy as I left mine in an egg cup beside my bed. I used to get 20c! xx

juliet said...

Charlie, I used to put just one flower in the centre, to make it easy for the tooth fairy! How kind of you to use an egg cup; that must have been nice and easy, and you were well rewarded.

Marja said...

Oh the circle and the bouquet are gorgeous You are so creative, Juliet
So is the little one Such a colourful fish. Spring is a great time and on Sunday we already start daylight saving. Yeh

juliet said...

Marja, so glad you enjoy the creativity. I hadn't realised daylight saving was coming so soon. Hurray! Thanks for visiting.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Juliet - love the take on spring springing .. and what a great way of 'saving' a tooth for the tooth fairy ..

Quite delightful and I love the little one's fish ..

Enjoy spring springing .. Hilary

juliet said...

Hilary, glad you enjoyed the springing spring, the fish and the tooth fairy story. Nice to see you here; thanks.

Friko said...

Ah, to be on the other side of the world today and join in your delightful endeavours.

Ruth P said...

This is a beautiful gift Juliet. You are very generous. I hope the depth and spirit of the colours in your flower circle also lifted your own heart and energies. Down here in Central Otago we are 'all-a-blossom' with the fruit trees be decked and Alexandra getting ready for Blossom Festival this weekend.
Happy equinox!
Ruth

juliet said...

* Friko, glad you can join in through the blog!

* Ruth, yes I got a real lift myself from making the flower circle. Your blossoms must be so beautiful. Have a wonderful Blossom Festival.

Thank you Friko and Ruth, I appreciate your comments.

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful flowers!

juliet said...

Vicki, yes there is a lot of colour around at the moment. Thank you.