It's still Spring, but . . . sumer is icumen in. These are the days when weather patterns shift and collide, so the near future takes on a new urgency. Rain or shine? Drought or flood? Stormy or still?
Many of us are also thinking about how our gardens will grow--what to plant and when. For some inspiration from a different perspective, visit The Sacred Garden, which offers both fascinating lore and a simple plan for a richly symbolic herb garden.
You'll also find a detailed representation of the Yanyuwa calendar--and that could make you wonder about indigenous meteorology. Then you might ask youself (as I did) . . . why not create a personal weather calendar, from my own knowledge of how the local world behaves . . . ?
Or perhaps just cultivate a simple poetic awareness, like the 13th century Japanese priest Dogen:
In the spring, cherry blossoms, in the summer the cuckoo.
In autumn the moon, and in winter the snow, clear, cold.