Today has been a very enjoyable slow day. I had a great day of readings on Sunday (phew!), followed by a very cold Monday at the Ceres Community Environment Park, where I was planting seedlings and doing general work in their propagation area. I returned there today to check out the local organic shop and food market – very impressive. While it is not a big place in terms of the variety of organic produce on offer (excluding fruit & veges), the shop emphasises recycling and waste minimization – for example, you bring your own bottles to put in oils and they charge for paper bags etc.
I love shopping at local food markets – organic produce is definitely more expensive but I try and support the practices and vision behind permaculture and organic agriculture as much as I can. It’s not even about what tastes better – personally, it’s about a way of living that nourishes and respects the fragile earth we walk on.
But I digress 🙂
I did a quick three card past – present – future spread today using the Herbal Tarot – mainly to complement my new teapot (which cost me a whopping $2.80) and to reflect upon while brewing a good nettle/raspberry leaf infusion. So that’s me (King of Cups) with my teacup in the centre, resting after adventure and travel (Sun) and fondly remembering my trip to Romania. I love seeing the 4 of Wands for the near future – this card to me hints at future friendships (and summer!).
Fingers crossed the weather predictions come true – set for 25 degrees this weekend and no rain. Time to bring out the summer dresses and pick some flowers.