It was raining yesterday afternoon and after the months of drought and over 10 days where the temperature reached 100oF a few months ago, the winter rains and green-sheen everywhere are very welcome in this desert state.
I was sitting under the back verandah with the two semi-homeless garden cats, Gabrielle- [Gabi] and her daughter Shima. You can see how gorgeous they are:
The garden was humming with rain drops and birds and leaves blowing down from the Cedar Trees
late autumn fall:
…and I remembered back to when I first moved in here and all I could see was a barren, dry patch of soil…
…..and how this piece of Mother Earths blank canvas taught me more about process, time, holding a vision, weeding and seeding, than I could ever have imagined when I first moved here during a trials-and-tribulations winter of discontent….
In our ‘outcomes’ driven, western society I learnt that the answers we are seeking about sustainable change and growth are to be found in Mother Nature’s process of Time, cycles and seasons….
……and how wonderful it is to create a room with out walls and a fireplace whose only chimney is the sky….
Adelaide in South Australia is traditionally named ‘Tandanya’ , home of the Red Kangaroo.
Living and growing and learning and sharing on traditional Aboriginal Land, Kaurna Country has its own special strand of environmental magic and possibility….As my good buddy Nungala reminds me:
“It can happen so much better and so much faster if you acknowledge the Ancestors and remember the Dreaming”…..