Ceo (kyoh) a’s Draiocht (dree-uhkht),  gaelic for mists and enchantment, is a phrase found in one of Raftery‘s poems. In his poem, there should be protection from mists and enchantments. My more optimistic view is to embrace the mysteries, the magical, the mists and enchantments. Life is a sacred journey – but how do we remember that when our “to do” list is busy with tasks longer than there are hours in the day? There are many philosophies, books, religions and websites that address that question on how to be conscious and aware. I won’t tackle that here.

However, if you want to know about little biophiliac me – I love the mist but hate to drive in dense fog; I find aspects of life enchanting but have never developed a buddhists acceptance of life’s tedious tasks; I love the magic of nature, the smell of the sea, the sight of lightening, the silence of snow but I also truly love the comforts that protect me from nature’s elements.

When I blog surf – I’m looking for pictures and ideas to trigger my creativity or trigger my motivation to finish something. I pause on book reviews, caught like a magpie with a shiny new treasure, when a new-to-me author shimmers for attention. I become frustrated if the links and searches consume my precious time yet yield little in the way of inspiration or information. So, I’ll try to offer you pictures of the things I craft and cook, my lovely little town and the books I find enjoyable to read.

For more information about this blog, see my first blog post Why Blog?  My Blog.

Me Feb 2011

5 comments on “About

  1. Hi Maggie,
    I lost your message – please resend it to me. Love reading your blog and miss our adventures in the gardens. Just posted some photos from my show at the E. Miller Botanical Library. We are still wearing coats – been the coldest spring in history. Tomatoes will be impossible this late and of course I just bought a couple! LOL
    I love the photo…. especially your hair!! Well, you said that you would move and by golly, you did it!

    Please stay in touch – miss you! Becky and I are still close – she is still in Walnut Creek, but moved out of the big house. Michael – our son – moved up to Seattle with us and has been wonderful about helping us. Both Shelly and I have had health issues, but we are good now and I am as busy as ever.
    Looking forward to hearing from you. I will send some photos of my Seattle Garden. It is REALLY different! But it is on a hill with lots of trees.

    Take care,

  2. Shirley says:

    Hi Maggie,
    Please let me know that you received this. I took photos of my garden and will send the link if you let me know where to send it. I love all your photos, they are beautiful and the ones of Ruth’s garden make me homesick for you and all my Walnut Creek friends. I lost your original email – please send your direct addy to my email.

    You sound so happy in your new home. I am very happy for you. Please keep in touch.

  3. Thank you for your comment about changing the hummingbird water. I was unaware that it needed to be changed so frequently. In doing some research I found a good recipe to make it and that it did not need to be red. Since my feeder is much prettier clear than colored red, that is good news! It has plenty of red decorations and I will also add more red around it. I hope I have not scared away any hummingbirds with bad food.

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