Sunday, March 17, 2013

Reflections

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As I was standing near the cookstove, tending the maple sap today, I noticed my ally Maple’s reflection in the pan of sap…
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When we open our senses to a new ally, we begin to see so many new ways.
We had a large maple branch fall and this is what we found inside of it..
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Our maple tree is not only providing us with sap for syrup, but fuel for the fire, home for our feathered bird friends and furred squirrel friends… and much for me to reflect upon as well…
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adventures in maple syrup
And my special daily buddy, grandson Dylan turned 5 yesterday. I volunteer in his preschool class once a month. Friday we celebrated his birthday. Proud Grandma when we were coming in from playing on the playground and he stopped the whole line of wee ones to bend over and pick something up.. then proudly announced as he held it up high..”The first chickweed of the year! “
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Herbal and Honey Hugs to all who visit Comfrey Cottages xx

I am linking this up to a favorite blog of mine, The Quiet Country House by Aisling and her Sunday Stroll!

11 comments:

wildcraft diva said...

Lovely post! Still very busy with your syrup I see. When does it stop flowing? Is it possible to predict?

Comfrey Cottages said...

Yes, still at it WD! Since this is my first year doing this, I really have no experience to guess when the end will be. All I read indicate about 6 weeks for the run, if so I might have two more weeks to go, if I am remembering right:) I need to mark it on my calendar, plus the weather conditions near the end. If I do that yearly, maybe I will learn to anticipate when the finish is near. Thank you for visiting!! xxx

KimH said...

Lovely images of the trees in the reflections.. How awesome of your precious 5 year old Grandest to find the first chickweed of the year! Sounds like a sharp & smart fella. How fun!

Comfrey Cottages said...

Why thank you Kim! I just loved seeing those reflections and glad you enjoyed them also. And thank you also, Dylan is my little herbie apprentice and apple of my eye. Appreciate you visiting and commenting, so nice to meet you xx

Bridget said...

Beautifully captured reflections.
Bridget.

Aisling said...

Thank you for joining in the stroll yesterday! I love your photos of the trees... so mysterious and other worldly! I'll be strolling this Sunday hopefully... just hope this silly snow lets up!

Comfrey Cottages said...

Thank you Bridget xx

My pleasure, Aisling! I really like the idea of a stroll on Sundays to gage all the changes the various seasons brings. I hope your snow lets up also. We have no snow now, but a bitter wind is blowing xx

lemonverbenalady said...

I have been so delinquent in getting around Leslie! What a little naturalist you have! So lucky that Dylan to have you in his life and you to have him. Don't you wish you could keep at this age or maybe not! Thanks for sharing. xxoo LVL

Comfrey Cottages said...

Yes i do, Nancy! I always want to just freeze the grandchildren before they grow up! I have been so very, and truly blessed to spend such a lot of time with them <3

Jo-Ann said...

It is amazing - how all of a sudden, something you have not noticed before catches your attention out of the corner of your eye

Jo-Ann said...

It is amazing - how all of a sudden, something you have not noticed before catches your attention out of the corner of your eye