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My Garden – My Grocery, My Sanctuary, My Gallery

All, thou gentle one, lies embraced in thy kingdom; the graybeard
Back to the days of his youth, childish and child-like, returns. — The Circle Of Nature by Friedrich von Schiller

I love digging in the dirt, it’s one of the times I feel completely alive. Another of my great joys is being able to go out into the garden and pick my dinner, but it’s not all about rows of veggies.  I also like for the landscape around my home to provide beauty and sanctuary for me, my family and our guests (human and others). For me part of creating that environment is to incorporate art into my landscape.

My husband and I have been looking for a Green Man for our garden for years, but never found one that resonated with us (they either felt too severe or too jolly). The minute we saw this fellow though we knew we’d finally found our man — he’s got a timeless quality about him; a man for all seasons. I have to say the picture doesn’t do him justice, in person he has leaves and vines etched into his hair and beard. He also happens to remind me of a dear friend who I don’t get to visit nearly often enough. Right now our man is in his temporary home sitting out in the dappled shade, among the flowers, listening to the birds sing and watching over my newly planted herbs and vegetables.

On a lighter note I found this Witch Cowboy Boot Barbed Wire Birdhouse With Whisk Broom by Dan Towell and just couldn’t resist – it’s just so quirky and just perfect for a Texas living witch and her garden.

This picture was provided by the artist and shows the detail a bit better.

As for this little fellow I found him at Big Lots of all places and he and the plants just set the perfect tone at our back door.

I hope you had a blessed Earth Day.

Witchy Playlist — Popular Music

Linked to You Tube Videos In no particular order:

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police (my personal favorite because hubby serenades me with this one)

Witchy Women – The Eagles

How Soon is Now? – The Smiths

Black Magic Woman — Santana

What the Water Gave Me – Florence + The Machine

Witchcraft – Cy Coleman

That Old Black Magic – Frank Sinatra

You Can Do Magic — America

You Do Something To Me – Ella Fitzgerald

Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac

I Want To Be Evil – Eartha Kitt

Season of the witch – Donavan (and Hole’s Version)

Witches’ Rave — Jeff Buckley

I Put a Spell on You — Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

I Put a Spell on You — Nina Simone (other versions Buddy Guy  Van Morrison Marilyn Manson)

Marie Laveau – Bobby Bare

And She Was – Talking Heads

The Witch – The Cult

Burn The Witch – Queens Of The Stone Age

Witchcraft – Wolfmother

Santeria — Sublime

Magick — Klaxons

Tres Brujas – The Sword

Maiden, Mother & Crone – The Sword

Love Potion #9 – The Searchers

Abracadabra — Steve Miller Band

Green Eyed Lady — Sugarloaf

This Magic Moment – Lou Reed

Voodoo Child – Stevie Ray Vaughan (Jimmy Hendrix)

Strange Brew — Cream

Alison Gross – Steeleye Span

The Witch – The Fuzztones

Bad Things – Jace Everett

Witches Song — Juliana Hatfield

Waking The Witch – Kate Bush

Witchcraft – Book Of Love

Play With Fire – Cobra Verde

Got My Mojo Working – Muddy Waters

Voodoo — Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Dangerous Type — Letters To Cleo

Hunting for Witches – Bloc Party

Witch Doctor

Witches — Switchblade Symphony

Incantation — Loreena McKennitt

The Old Ways – Loreena McKennitt

Mummers Dance – Loreena McKennitt (“LOR” version)

All Souls Night – Loreena McKennitt

The Dark Night of the Soul – Loreena McKennitt

Devil Went Down to Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band (because it belongs on every playlist)