Posts Tagged ‘garden’

“Earth laughs in flowers”

Posted: March 17, 2020 by Mo Crow in gardening, It's Crow Time
Tags: ,

Monstera deliciosa
“Earth laughs in flowers”
photos taken by Old Man Crow in one of our favourite gardens

Queen of the Night

Posted: February 14, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
Tags: , ,

Queen of the Night aka Epiphyllum oxypetalum flowered for the Full Moon
the good rain has put out the fires
Mother Nature’s balancing act
namaste

We have lived here in our beautiful old lady of a house for 11 years, the Hoya is celebrating with Fiona & Barry’s Imagine Peace weathergrams and Bronwyn Berman’s beautifully beaded and bound river stone
with so many flowers happening this year!
and we have privacy from the upstairs bedroom window at last!
love how Madeleine set up Holding the Moon at the Collectors Choice show at Artsite
moonsong sold to a museum curator & conservator of textiles and paper from Western Australia,
last year she bought Once in a Blue Moon & the chicken & the egg in 2017
hoping there will be photos of the opening to post soon & thanks to everyone who came along
but the sad news is my beautiful sister in law Debbie had a stroke just as she and my brother Mike were getting ready to go to my Mom’s for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, she is in ICU, x fingers she will make a full recovery!

namaste

Posted: November 8, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
Tags: ,

water lilies at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens
thanks to everyone for helping me get back to the here and now
namaste

spring is in the air!

Posted: July 25, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
Tags: , ,

the first jasmine is out with the beautiful scent of spring in the air!
Magnolia stellata
Magnolia campbelii
we visited The lover circles his own heart at the MCA and were captivated by Maria Fernanda Cardoso’s video On the Origins of Art I-II
these tiny spiders are only 4-6mm in length, the sound of their vibrations was the best magic!
the wonder of nature in the midst of all the madness going down for our beautiful broken world

Peter Webb plant guru extraordinaire

Posted: July 13, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
Tags: ,

Peter Webb is the most connected, intuitive, gentle gardener and artist I know, we first met in the 70’s in Melbourne when he was working as the seed collector for the Botanic Gardens, he showed me how plants communicate and wisely advised to start collecting seeds way back then. The beautiful stained glass windows he designed and made for a friend’s house in the Dandenongs inspired me to start working with glass even though the thought of cutting myself was so scary it took a few years to steel my nerves. Peter has lived in Brazil since the early 80’s collecting seeds and reconnecting people with the land and plants with such deep heart & his partner Bel Cesar.
He gave me these beautiful words half a lifetime ago
“Spirit likes to see us dance on the shifting sands of change”
here’s a link to a public lecture he gave in Senegal earlier this year
Peter Webb RAW Academié Germination
(this lecture is spoken in English with a French translator for the audience, if you want to skip the introduction in French, Peter begins his talk at 7:20 minutes)
love how he says in closing that the only hope for our world is art, not just in the galleries but on the street, in our lives. How we need to be creative, to trust our sensitivities to help make sense of our world, to understand each other and create a way to heal ourselves and our beautiful broken world.

namaste

A treasured memory with Peter was helping out on his wild block of land in the Otways of Victoria in about 1978. Earlier in the year he had a local bulldozer driver push in a road with an area cleared & leveled for the tiny wooden house he built by hand. A bunch of us young hippies camped there one weekend to help sow an acre of meadow garden to revegetate the building site. We woke at dawn to meditate with the rising sun, then broadcast buckets of mixed flower and herb seeds harrowing them in by harnessing ourselves to long pieces of wood with nails for tines. We finished the last of the harrowing just on sunset with the Full Moon rising as a gentle rain came down to water in all the seeds, one of the most magical experiences of my life.

yesterday we visited the Southern Africa Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens here in Sydney
the fabulously horrid Eastern Cape Blue cycads are thriving
the formidable spines and very stiff leaves of Encephalartos horridus
will go back in spring when the weather is warmer to draw this amazing plant!