Speaking with Earth Spirits in a November Garden

Sweet gum tree in November

Deep down, in the warmth of the fecund earth,
the spirits sing songs of life.

Christmas Ferns stay green in November

Hoping we hear, they inhale and exhale along with the seasons.

Crabapple in my garden in November

Now, in the cool days of November, they sing to us of rest,
replenishment and they ask us to be calm.

Hellebore from Pine Knot Farm in my garden

The time has come to listen
and of course, to rake the leaves...
the leaves...

-  Jan Johnsen


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    1. and thank you for your nice comment, Jan Nolte!

  2. Very beautiful words. They are fitting being paired with the pictures. Thanks for the post!

    1. I really appreciate the feedback, Audrey.


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