In the Summertime


Let’s face it, the world is crazier than ever.  The genocide in Gaza, the ice caps melting, the ebola virus, the strange world of politics and food and GMO’s, fracking all over, and now, Toledo, Ohio not having any water.  It’s enough to make you want to run and hide, except there is no where to go.  So these days, I am all about creating beauty and being surrounded by things that bring me a certain feeling of joy and bliss.

This Summer has been heavenly in my little corner of the world, and as we float towards Autumn, like some of the crimson leaves that I see drifting from the trees, it’s all so beautiful.

The tomatoes have started to ripen and we’re eating them like bandits enjoying the bounty.  Which makes up for the disappointment of last year with all those weeks of constant rain and not one tomato.

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I have the feeling that it’s all a yin and yang thing, and the iChing that I just now consulted said that is correct 🙂

sadhvi quan yin

The zinnias and cosmos that I planted late, on purpose to feed the bees, are blooming magnificently.

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As I sit here looking out my window to all the flowers that are colored with the light of the sun, the bees and butterflies are all gathering to feed.  Everything feels perfect.  Which is why I plant flowers and food for me and them – because more bliss in these crazy times is what I can contribute to keep the balance.  At least in myself.

I stumbled onto a short little clip that Isabella Rossellini made, about the bees: take a moment out of your crazy day to watch it.

Om Shanti.

About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

11 thoughts on “In the Summertime

  1. @Linda: Always nice to hear from you Linda!
    I really didn’t write this post to be positive, which is something that I don’t like anyways. I am getting a bit tired with all the euphemisms that are being used these days, aren’t you? But when I am in my garden or just by myself enjoying life, it is hard to think about anything but that!

  2. Sadhvi,
    I love your picture of Kwan Yin in the zinnias.
    Was that a selfie?

    My best to you and Sakshi,

  3. Thank you Beloved!

    Was thinking of you today… got a book from Dhanyam and he sent a lovely Osho photo gift too — one from the same series as you gave me!


  4. Hi Sadhvi,
    I enjoyed your post. Thanks again for sharing your plants with me. The blackeyed susans are lovely and the littlest plant is now huge!
    Thanks again,
    Sheila O

  5. Sadhvi
    What a great blog and Burt video. I too, find my peace in gardens, bees and just being outside.
    Thanks for sharing.

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