I didn’t mention it last week but the naming of the plants was one of my major activities. I recently purchased a rabbit foot fern which I named Hopper (Stranger Things) and a more airy fern which I named Beatrix (Fate the Winx saga). This inspired me to name all of the plants I have in the house.
My neighbor gave me a plant two Autumns ago, I named her Molly Weasley. Molly is a Pothos or Devil’s Ivy and she has sprouted many babies. Flora, Fauna, Mon Sallie, Mrs. Potts and Poe. The Pathos at work has given me Sorcha (Daughter of the Forest), Arya (Game of Thrones) and Sylvester (the Girl named him). My Z plant I named Zazu, etc. It was fun and now when I talk to them they have a name. It’s mostly when I water them but sometimes it’s a daily thing. My spider plant I named Sylvia and she lives on top of the water cooler so every morning when I get my hot water for coffee I say “good morning Sylvia” and I touch one of her leaves. It’s all about connecting with the plant spirits.
My fig tree who I have been calling Newton since shortly after he arrived two years ago wasn’t looking the best. I gave him Reiki a time or two and moved him to a window that gets some evening sun when it shines. I was deeply concerned that I may have waited too long to bring him in this year. He just seemed dormant for too long. Last weekend when I was putting the name stakes in the plants I heard “Finn” plain as day. My fig tree has two name stakes in his pot, one that says Newton and one that says Finn. This is important on two levels. First…the plant told me his name and I heard it. I heard it…that’s so wild! Second…I knew he was okay, he was starting to wake up. I was pleasantly surprised to find this today….He actually has two leaves sprouting right now….I am so relieved! I don’t know if you remember or not but I purchased this fig tree because I had a dream where I heard “plant a fig tree” and I knew it was a message and not just a dream. It would have been extra bad if I let this little tree die.
The Girl and I did some running around today. My first stop was to a tire place. I woke up this morning and added it to the list, I don’t know why…I just did. Maybe it was the doom and gloom of the impending snow storm? Maybe it was that it felt “off” yesterday when I was driving. I stopped to have my tire pressure checked, it turns out one of the valve stems was bad. It didn’t take long to fix it and it was much cheaper than a new tire. I’m still not sure why I knew I needed to stop, I’m just grateful that I listened.
The rest of the errands were just routine. The whole time we were out today I had the Girl on alert to look for robins. We saw buds on trees and plenty turning green but no robins. Our last stop was to drop of some recycling and as we pulled out of the recycle center and on to the road a robin flew right in front of the car. Finally!
I think if we can make it through the snow storms this week, we will be in the clear for Spring. I am hoping we stay on the six inch side of this storm versus the possible 11 inches. It gives me anxiety if I think about it so I am trying to not focus on it or the drive to work Tuesday morning….Zia