A Deep Green Christian’s Winter Solstice Poem: From Darkness to Light

“From bright heights of compassion To deep darkness of hatred My beloved land has seen it all.” My land of dear mongrels All colours and creeds, All working to bring light Into history’s dark deeds. Community spirit Where new friends were made. In streets, then much safer, As children we played. This land of once … More A Deep Green Christian’s Winter Solstice Poem: From Darkness to Light

Another Day in Eden

The Maker stepped down into the lush, verdant garden to enjoy everything that He had lovingly crafted. His feet touched the ground, and the grass bowed underfoot, thankful to have been blessed with his presence. The ground itself rejoiced, praising Him for the strength to support Him. As He breathed in, the cool, fresh air … More Another Day in Eden

Creator & Creation – 3. The Song of The Risen God

“Those who have ears to hear, listen to these words I now say. Those who have eyes to see, watch as this story unfolds.” Today is Easter Day! The highest and holiest day of the Christian calendar which traditionally day begins with the responsive cry, “Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!” Referring back to Song 1 – … More Creator & Creation – 3. The Song of The Risen God

Plants Meditation – 10. Silver Birch

 Plants Meditation Image: Wikimedia Commons  Plant Name:  Silver Birch  Symbolism: Pioneering Fire Resilience  Information: Birch is one of the first deciduous trees to wake after the Winter and since ancient times has been seen as representing renewal and new beginnings. The birch tree sheds part of itself almost constantly, whether catkins, leaves, twigs or seeds. … More Plants Meditation – 10. Silver Birch

Plants Meditation – 3. Foxglove

 Plants Meditation Image: Wikimedia Commons  Plant Name:  Foxglove  Symbolism: Healing Potential Harm Rhythm Caution  Information: Thriving in acidic soils, the foxglove is a beautiful self-seeding plant which maximizes the opportunity of regular visits from bees and other insects to carry its pollen to other flowers to cross-breed. As a result there are many colours of … More Plants Meditation – 3. Foxglove

Plants Meditation – 2. Honeysuckle

 Plants Meditation Image: Wikimedia Commons  Plant Name:  Honeysuckle  Symbolism: Bonds of Love Attraction Covering  Information: The honeysuckle is a hardy plant renowned for its flowers which have a sweet, heady fragrance. It is possible to drink the nectar of these flowers, experiencing what it must be like to be an insect supping its delights. As … More Plants Meditation – 2. Honeysuckle

Meditations on Plants

Having been kindly asked, I recently led a successful workshop at Sherwood Methodist Church for Sherwood Art Week 2016. The theme of the workshop was Meditations on Plants. A number of participants expressed the wish they could  have done all the meditations, but given the time limit this wasn’t possible. However, the wonder of blogging means that … More Meditations on Plants