Saturday, May 30, 2009

25 Favorite Plants

25 of My Favorite Plants
1. Katsuratree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)
2. Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
3. Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)
4. American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
5. Burr Oaks (Quercus macrocarpa)
6. Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)
7. Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
8. Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
9. River Birch (Betula nigra)
10. Magnolia (Magnolia species)
11. Variegated Redtwig Dogwood (Cornus racemosa)
12. Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
13. Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)
14. Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
15. American Cranberrybush Viburnum (Viburnum trilobum)
16. Lily of the Valley
17. Peony
18. Bleeding Heart
19. Anemone
20 Daylily
21. Purple Coneflower
22. Ferns
23. Wild Ginger
24. Clematis
25. Spring Ephemerals

Friday, May 22, 2009

Random Acts of Creativity Friday - Creative Awakenings

Healing Prayer from Eagle Woman

May our eyes remain open even in the face of tragedy.

May we not become disheartened.

May we find in the dissolution of our apathy and denial,the cup of the broken heart.

May we discover the gift of the fire burning in the inner chamber of our being--burning great and bright enough to transform any poison.

May we offer the power of our sorrow to the service of something greater than ourselves.

May our guilt not rise up to form yet another defensive wall.

May the suffering purify and not paralyze us.

May we realize the greatness of our sorrow and not run from its touch or flame.

May clarity be our ally and wisdom our support.

May our wrath be cleansing, cutting through the confusion of denial and greed.

May we not be afraid to see or speak our truth.

May the bleakness of the wasteland be dispelled.

May the soul's journey be revealed and the true hunger fed.

May we be forgiven for what we have forgotten and blessed with the remembrance of who we really are.

--Found on The Terma Collective site

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Inspiration of the Month - May

Sheri Gaynor is the featured artist for Leonardo's Sister's Inspiration of the Month for May. Check it out!