The Long Long Winter - The Magic Onions

The Long Long Winter

Oh my… this winter is taking so long! It’s half way through April and we are still having snowstorms. You know I LOVE snow… but in April… not so much. Come on, Spring… be assertive. Tell winter that he has had his turn and now it’s yours. He’s being greedy and we are not amused. Please! Plead our case up there!

My beautiful friend, Em, is away in Australia for a few months and she has been kind enough to let me work in her studio in Harrisville, a teeny tiny little town about 20 minutes from where I live. It has been sooooo nice to work in this amazingly creative space. No wonder Em is such a powerhouse creative soul. I’m feeling like one too, now that I’m channeling her, in her space. It’s been beautiful to watch my oil work grow and I feel like I am following my calling by helping so many special souls find their path to a more natural lifestyle. Moving more into this passion that has been a part of my life for so long feels so right.

So, back to lamenting the long winter… the snow falls and then melts, falls and then melts. It’s a little game it plays. The bulbs try to emerge from the frozen ground, only to be told that it’s not time yet… go back to bed for a little longer (which is kind of reminding me of when Teddy had jet lag a few weeks ago from our trip to California and just couldn’t stay asleep until morning… luckily my essential oils helped him get over it in a day or two). It was amazing to see, though, that the moss is not having any of this snow-trickery. No, the moss won’t have it. The moss is growing anyway! I love moss so much. Moss is telling Winter – be off with you, grumpy old man! When Teddy was jumping off that very large rock you can see in the photos, I noticed that the rock was COVERED in moss… all kinds of moss! It was like a study of moss that even Elizabeth Gilbert would have been interested in and I excited took photos of it to show you. Emerald moss, starburst moss, lichen moss, furry moss and (our FAVORITE OF ALL) trumpet moss (of course, these are not their real names… these are just the names Teddy and I decided upon). Delightful, aren’t they!

It’s a lesson in not forgetting that you have control over what you perceive. You can either see bleak winter-never-ending and get SAD. Or, you can look for signs that Spring is winning. Spring always wins when she fights with winter. It may take a while but she WILL win. Eventually. In the end.

 

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Is it Spring where you are?

Is it Autumn?

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Donni

Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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