Hi Bubby and Bean readers!! Its Laura from Roots & Feathers. I'm super excited to be here on Melissa's blog today. She is a soul sister of mine, so it's an honor to be here. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that she is having a blissful time in Santa Fe!
Now that autumn has finally arrived, I am getting more and more excited about my indoor plants. I know that I will still be able to enjoy my outdoor plants for some time, but knowing the winter months are ahead of us, I've been filling up my inside spaces with a few more plants I can enjoy through those months. When I am surrounded by pieces of nature like this, I feel a huge sense of peace in my body. When I was younger, I watched my mom oooooo and ahhhhh over all of her plants, and at the time, I never really got it. But over the past handful of years of my life, the feeling of joy she felt, has arrived. I get it. The feeling of having my hands in the dirt is one of the best sensations I know. I dream of the day my entire backyard is a huge garden...
I also have a fascination with rocks and gemstones. I have them strewn throughout my house and in my sacred spaces outside. I have placed my little buddha, and some special rocks and crystals in my newly potted, or transplanted plants, to help them through their new transition. I believe plants receive the love we give them, beyond the sunlight, water and food. I have placed river rocks and other special stones around the pots as well. Just about every time I go to the river, I come home with at least one 'special' rock. Or stick. Or leaf.. Or.... One day, a friend even helped me come home with a 25 foot fallen tree branch. I'm a little nuts like that.
I hope you enjoy these images of my new friends. Thanks for taking the time to come to Melissa's awesome blog. It's a good one!!!
Peace and Love,
Big thanks to my dear friend Laura for sharing these gorgeous pictures of the bits of nature from her home while I'm away! Be sure to pay a visit to Laura's blog (it's one of my all-time favorites), as well as her shops, Roots & Feathers and Violet Bella (she makes some truly stunning jewelry). You can also find Laura on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Santa Fe has been amazing. See you soon! xo, melissa