Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Winter at this old house in the roses

Is anyone here? Anyone at all? Lately, it seems to me, as if I’m the only living single soul floating above this lonely planet called “That old house in the roses”. You all know how it feels. It is like walking in the air all alone, or like floating in the moonlit sky while seeing the people far below sleeping as I fly… far, far across the world the villages go by like trees, the rivers and the hills, the forests and the streams… and I’m still the only one floating on this sky… yes, just like the old song says. But really, is anyone here? Do people read blogs anymore?


I’m sleeping more than I should and waking up much later than I want.  I’m reading three or four books at the same time and really not reading any; I’m baking what's suppose to be heart-shaped puff pastries, and instead getting something more like mushy stuffed flounder. I feel inadequate, and lacking; I’m lighting up candles and hibernating—like a she-bear without her cubs, like a wolf deprived of her instincts and a rose without her soul; one-part water and one-part dust. And how impermanent we all are, our bodies made of remnants of stars, massive explosions in the galaxies and dreams.


My green thumb has turned black too, so it seems… blame that to winter too, for some of my plants had to finally be discarded.  Overwatering was probably the reason why they weren’t thriving, and of course all those tropical ones--indoor heating, lower humidity in the air, the struggle to find a proper window, not enough light and so on.  Still…


 
...Still, the ones remaining look so pretty, and I so love each and everyone of them!


By the window in the gypsy room one of the geranium has started to flower...


This little tree here was a Mandeville tree this summer filled with beautiful crimson flowers, but now it is my all year around little Christmas tree. 


The Mandeville didn’t survive, but it gave me the perfect platform to turn it into a kind of a natural little Christmas tree.  I added some baubles and fairy lights, and then covered the soil with pinecones.  I love it so much, it will continue to sit here all year!


Now tell me... how do you fight the winter blues?




15 comments:

  1. I'm here and I also wonder the same thing. I don't care though I like to keep a history of what is happening in my garden and life and the blog is the best way to do that.
    I have a mandeville in my plant shed and it seems to have a couple leaves left. It was an experiment to see if it will come back this spring. If not I will get a new one. They are so pretty and this was the first time I had tried one.
    I am keeping more then busy babysitting. I am going nutso.(-: Oh well soon the spring weather will arrive and we will all be happy again(-:

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    1. Hi Cindee… I too I keep my blog as a journal, and love to go back in time reading it. Still, I think something had happened in Blogland that people don't read anymore. Guess is has something to do with this new media thing called Instagram... fast and easy, but I still love blogging.... ;)

      Good to see you here!

      Cielo

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  2. I'm here, lovely black and white colour scheme in your plant room , I am struggling to keep my plants happy too (too hot indoors and the conservatory is too cold for them, all shedding leaves) I have a lovely old big Verida 1970s green bottle garden that needs re-potting (I had cacti in it but they weren't happy) might try carnivorous plants (have a fly catcher). Any ideas?

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    1. I had never had a fly catcher plant! Plants are a headache to keep them alive, but at the same time what a live saver they are; particularly in winter when our spirits crave the outside and nature's greens so much!

      Good luck with yours, lovely Wood Fairy!


      Cielo

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  3. I think a lot of people now "dump" their thoughts on a short Face Book post and forget to blog. I know I used to read blogs everyday and now, maybe once a week. I used to post on my blog everyday and now, twice a week and even finding the motivation for that seems difficult.
    How do we face the winter blues? One day at a time!

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    1. I know, finding motivation gets difficult sometimes. I do it because I love writing and putting my thoughts on paper helps me too understand myself better ;)


      Good to see you Judy!


      Hugs


      Cielo

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  4. I'm still here and enjoy reading your blog.

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    1. Thank you, Joanie! Glad you're here with me!

      CIELO

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  5. I'm still here too. I love reading your blog. Your pictures are so pretty and the way you have with words always makes me feel peaceful.

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    1. Oh thank you Carol! See, that's what I meant.... never knew someone such as you was visiting my page. Coming here is many times like reading a mysterious magical book! Thank you for letting me know you're here! 😚

      Cielo

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  6. I am here too. I love reading your stories. I am not one to comment very often but please know that I am here and enjoying every bit.

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    1. CIELOJanuary 13, 2019 at 3:17 PM
      Oh Fran.... thats so sweet of you! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know ... it's such a pleasure knowing you enjoy coming here!

      Cielo

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  8. I am here, here is in the Netherlands. Thank you for your poetic blog, I always love reading your posts and enjoying the foto's. Thank you.

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    1. How sweet! A friend from the Netherlands! See I'm not flying this magical sky alone! How very nice! Thank you for letting me know

      CIELO

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