Friday, May 2, 2008

Welcome


This morning I went to the Forestry Division to purchase the flamboyant tree which we will plant tomorrow on the mountain. As you can see in the above photo, I ended up getting two. They are only $1.50TT each, but I didn't have to buy them - they were given to me. As George (the man who was assisting me) told me, normally when people come for trees they come for a whole set and they have to go through a lot of red tape before they can actually take them away.

"Too much to go through for two trees."

I got two because I didn't want the Dream Tree to be alone on the mountain. One will be planted with the clay vessel of dreams and its companion will be planted a short way off. I suppose close enough so that when they grow, their branches will reach out and touch, maybe even intertwine and form a canopy. The plan is to position them near the edge of the dam, where the soil is damp, so that even in dry season they will have water. And, as George indicated, they are hardy trees and will survive through all kinds of conditions.

In the days that passed after closing off Now is Wow, I realised that all that I had needed was a shift and change of online scenery. Hence this new blog, which feels a lot more sparse, spacious and lighter.

Making space for the dreams to grow.

12 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh goodie, and I get to be the first to comment. Thank you for inviting Henry V and me here today!

The trees are beautiful and will support many dreams come true I am sure. Enjoy the planting celebration and ceremony. I shall be there in spirit as I give my quilt of family tree dreams to my aunt on her 89th birthday tomorrow!

GirlBlue said...

Hey welcome back! I didn't really think you would go for long and I was right yay!

Andreamuse said...

yay!!! Welcome, welcome back!

Webgrl said...

welcome back to the ol blogosphere. :)
I see u've embraced photo editing!!
picnik?

j9 said...

Congrats on the new blog space - here's to inspiration!

J9

human being said...

hi Elspeth!
thanks for inviting me to you new place... i'm so happy you are online again... yes sometimes just we need a change of scenery... and this new one is lovely... the first feeling i had when i opened this window was: wow how bright... how delightful... and i read: Enter. Explore. Experience. Express.

sure we explore and experience lots of new and creative ideas here under the warm sun of your soul and sure express our reflections ....

Elspeth your dream trees are marvelous and what a great idea to have them as a pair... when you were describing how their branches will touch ... i could see them both full-grown, their branches dancing in the wind... i was standing under them... my bare feet on the cool damp soil... sun casting gold on the blue water... and suddenly a gentle caress on my cheek... it was your tree...

Elspeth your tree is a miracle since my first wish came true even before it is planted...
i wished for Elspeth not leaving the blogland... and now you are here again...
love to you, dear friend... your soul is as vast as the world that's why i feel you so close...

Elspeth said...

Thanks everyone. Yes, Webgrl, that's piknik. Came across it the other day. It's quite handy and fun for quick tweaks, but I wouldn't use it for everything as I like au naturel.

Anonymous said...

jo-beautiful, inspirational, free-creative energy is never to be possessed, only expressed!

Anonymous said...

lovely expressive photo, I agree with the last comment, creative energy never to be possessed only expressed, thats what you do Elspeth.
Mary S

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Elspeth!!

Guanaguanare said...

Ay ay ay, doudou! Long time no see!!! I'm sleepdancing with joy. Here's my blogwarming gift for you:
"On ti bo, deux ti bo, trois ti bo!"

Pippa's Song by Robert Browning

The year's at the spring
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his heaven--
All's right with the world.

Blessings,
Guanaguanare

Victoryvee said...

plant the treE-lspethey will groWoW is NOW two too!
loVEE