Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
For the media it's about the ratings, and ratings are money, but what does it do for you? How does it affect your attitude of life, and what if you decided, as one person, you would choose to spread a different message? What if you decided that you would no longer take part in hate, and bitterness, and instead choose to spread a message of happiness, and hope? What if you decided decided to always "take the high road", and not involve yourself in these news flashes that usually have very little baring in your daily life, except to upset it, and set a tone of "us against them". "Divide and conquer" seems to be in now. People who wish to make money in life, and social media have figured out that there is gold in the divide and conquer theory, and it creates a crowd of people who find it very hard to resist, and they in turn bring others in to that crowd, but at the end of the day, how do you think they feel. Most of us have been there, so we know the answer to that question. The next question is "Why"?
So what now? If we do decide not to play into the "everything would be fine if it weren't for them" game. Where do we go from there? Personally I think it is in those words that we utter, online or in real life. What we choose to say, and who we choose to act is what will define our lives, and create a feeling of happiness, or bitterness. It is probably best to follow no one who tells you what your opinion should be, but figure it out for yourself, and do that in a way that benefits you, and those around you. Life is not about things that you do, or do not have, but how you feel, and how you affect others who come into contact with you. Do you brighten their day? Do you make them feel better about themselves?
Remember what we all thought of life in "simpler times", and how we wish it could be that way again? Reality is whatever you make it.
Friday, May 1, 2015
The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon. - Jean Ingelow
The grounds are quiet. The night is dark, but it doesn't mean that you cannot find your way. Many night blooming plants are white, and give a luminous appearance in the moonlight to keep you company, and their fragrance's can be amazing.
Moon Garden: Just the mention of it creates a feeling of peace. The garden, at night, is a very tranquil, even magical place, and there is no reason that you cannot enjoy it. All you need is "a little help from your friends", and in this case it comes from those who, like yourself, love the light of the moon. White flowers and light-colored foliage reflect the moonlight. If you have thought about having a moon garden, it is not as difficult as you might think. You need only to give a little thought of where you want to go at night, and what you would like to see, and presto, a beautiful and fragrant backdrop for your moonlight rituals of the summer.
Consider planting the following in and about your Moon Garden:
- Dahlia 'Small World'
- White Straw-flower
- White Trumpets Nicotiana
- White Poppy 'White Linen'
- Formosa Lily White Trumpet
- Variegated Euphorbia
- White Datura
- White Lace Plant Plant Khella
- Baby's Breath
- White Bride's Feathers Aruncus
- Royal Wedding Hosta
- Ribbon Grass
- Lamium 'White Nancy'
- White Hydrangea
- Heuchera Venus
Having a place to sit, and contemplate is also important. A bench, chair, or even a strategically placed log is a must for enjoying your Moon Garden. You may even be surprised at how much you begin to enjoy getting back outside, and being one with the night, and with nature, and I am sure that there is probably a health benefit in there somewhere as well.
If you only have a balcony, you need not miss out on the fun. Container gardening, and a few statues, and solar lights will certainly allow you to join in on the fun.
Don't forget to let me know how you have achieved your perfect, restful space. As well as, how much better it makes you feel. Just remember to choose your scared spaces for privacy and beauty in the moonlight. Two of the most important things in a moon garden are ,a unobstructed view of the moon, and a place to be comfortable enough to sit.