Today, I again offered to the notable Nature Spirits on my property (really my parents’ property, since I live with them). I first went outside to offer some milk to the Bradford pear and the irises, but I had to wait for the kids getting off the school bus to get inside. I didn’t want them freaking their parents out by commenting on seeing me! (It’s a sad world when a Pagan can’t be open about her faith.)
I offered to the Bradford pear first. Then I placed my hand on it. It felt stronger today. I think it appreciates my offerings and my kindness. Then I offered to the irises and contemplated their beautiful green leaves. There aren’t buds on them yet, but shortly after spring arrives, I’m sure buds will appear! I took a sip of the milk to show communion with the tree and flowers.
When I went out into the back, the duck couple was in the pond again! They look to be content in our little retention pond. At one point while I was outside, I saw them ducking their heads into the water. Either they were washing their heads, or looking for food. I wasn’t aware there were even any fish in that pond, but perhaps there are since ducks are living in it! I said, “For the ducks,” and poured out some milk for them at the edge of the fence. I’m not sure it’s a great idea to throw bread pieces out for them because then they will be dependent on me for food.
I offered to each rosebush and placed my hand on them. They seemed strong and healthy. Last, I offered some milk to the budding tulip tree, and placed a hand on it. I could definitely feel its energy in my arm! It is healthy, and that makes me happy. I took a sip of milk myself before heading in to show communion with these Spirits.
Even though it’s still a bit chilly, it is wonderful to be able to get out and connect with the little bits of Nature around my home.