today was sunny after the needed glorious rain. i decided to make an urban flower essence. in honor of the coming season. this is holly flower time, just before the red winter berry.
pictured below are:
holly berries holly flowers holly magic making on a pedestal,
on my front stoop
i honored the acorn for fall with the reminder to harvest. soon i will be decking the halls with holly.
on my adventure into the world wide web i found this useful story:
"The triad image of father, mother, and child also prevail as we await the rebirth of the Sun King, but let us not forget the harbinger of the holly, the Holly King. Just as the Oak is the tree of the associated with the Sun King, so the holly tree, or kerm oak, is the tree of the Holly King. The two are oppositional twins one to another. To put the perspective of the twinned trees in perspective with their Celtic mythic origins, we look to the Druids. The Druid's place called Gwynvyd was /is a place where man communed with that which created. It was a void where all evil was abolished, and which could not be destroyed. A Rainbow River flowed into the entrance of Gwynvyd, and to enter it, one had to cross over a bridge, which was bounded on one side by an oak, and a holly on the other." (© Kimberly Moore)