This year, my story So Says the River continues as the characters search for the dragons that help keep the balance among the many worlds. A new sighting and event had occurred, but what does it mean?
Reading through my botany articles from Grandma Rose’s special edition, I loved learning how valuable the Junegrass is to the critters of the woodland. Not only do they provide cover and shelter, but are also places for small nests and other homes as well as nutritious feed in the seeds. I also discovered that the best time to gather Junegrass derives from its lovely color. Junegrass, the lovely, lacy grass with seeds the color of twilight- a light purple that nods a greeting to the ebb and flow of light and dark and, as I’ve learned the past few days, that is also a powerful spirit for easing the balance of the two, light and dark, from one to the other.
And so now I walk to the spot of the gently waving fronds, just before dawn in the twilight time, singing a song to them with thanks:
Junegrass fronds in the meadow lean
With wildflowers many in the breeze,
With lacy tufts, soft purple seeds,
Ready feed for creatures many,
Dinner ready, always plenty:
Thank you for your gifts.
Aye Tynks, Aye Tynks.
After the song, I walk along and pick one here and one there, up a step and over two so as not to disturb the growth in one spot only.Excerpt From
So Says the River E2 /So Says the Dragon
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For a bit of how the image was created in a more painterly, less digital style, check out my art blog post: Less Digital. This picture was my inspiration, taken near Conconully, Wa a few years ago.
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
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