Today is Vasant Panchami in India. The festival is celebrated in various ways depending on the region.
Many revere goddess Saraswati, the Hindu deity of learning, arts and music. She is celebrated with visits to her temples, by playing music, as well as the day when parents sit down with their children, initiate them into writing letters of alphabet or study together.
Others mark it as the festival of god Kama, the Hindu deity of love, by remembering the loved one particularly one's spouse or special friend, celebrating it with spring flowers. Its link with the god of love and its traditions have led some scholars to call it "a Hindu form of Valentine's Day"
Others wear yellow clothes and eat yellow rice to emulate the yellow mustard (sarson) flower fields, or play by flying kites. #thankyouwikipedia
All in all it's a great day to celebrate #love#art#knowledge#music#friends and in my case #childhoodmemories
I might be a little ambitious, but this is a selection of my garden plans this year. I still have a few more seed packs coming in the mail, but I was too excited when these arrived not to share! I think I still want to add a few more edible flower varieties, too. Any tips are welcome ;)
A friend reached out to me today because she was feeling a bit low, I totally know what she's going through. But even when things are are at their coldest, Spring is certainty and just around the corner (or in your hood ...😉)
I’m sitting here in my hotel room after a magical weekend in Amsterdam with the family. The boys have headed home with ed whilst I stay a few extra nights for work.
I’ve been looking through all my photos and thinking about how much inspiration I get from travelling and seeing new & alternative ways of doing things. How lucky we are to be able to travel and explore new places. We used to live in Amsterdam and before Botanical Tales had even started I was fascinated by the way plants and flowers are such an integral part of the Dutch psyche. They use branches in the most imaginative ways and their flower arrangements are simplistic at their heart, giving each element room to breathe.
My most treasured belongings come from Amsterdam including my glass vases here. This weekend we visited our old favourite haunts, met up with old friends and lapped up this historical city’s beauty. I shall never tire of the stunning buildings and honest folk here and part of me wonders why we left. But I’m not one to dwell and I’m grateful for all my time here taught me. There’s more to see in my stories!
Terrible photo taken through a window, lunchtime at the Angel. I like it as a Watercolour concept, whilst we shiver and moan the rooks perch on the topmost branches as they always have. #changingseasons#watercolourclassesleighonsea
✨🌲 GIVEAWAY TIME 🌲 ✨ .
We are excited to announce that we will be giving away 2 separate festival passes to @EnvisionFestival in Costa Rica, Feb 22nd-25th! . 🌺 For the first pass, the rules are simple:
1️⃣) follow @ThirdEyePinecones and @EnvisionFestival
2️⃣) like this post
3️⃣)tag 2 friends in the comment section below! 🌸 For the second pass, the rules are as follows:
1️⃣) Submit any festy photo or photo featuring a pinecone
2️⃣) Use the hashtag #PineconeParadise
3️⃣) Tag @ThirdEyePinecones in the photo
. All entries must be in by midnight on Tuesday, January 23rd.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, January 24th! Much love, ! 💚🌲 This will also on our Facebook page!
Dress properly and get out there.. If you are blessed to live somewhere with four distinct seasons, what a magical existence you have at your fingertips! The rebirth of blossoms, the warmth of summers sun, the golden light showcasing the beauty of leaves departure, the dormancy of plants with their disappearance in winters sleep, the white world where you can see the distinct shape of each tree with the cool breezes and crunch of snow underfoot... It truly is a blessed and beautiful world. Enjoy each one to the fullest outdoors! There is so much to be grateful for. AFFIRM: "I am blessed to live on this planet and meant to be where I am. I am part of this beautiful world, and this beautiful world is part of me." #seasons#changingseasons#enjoyeachmoment#gratitude#meditation#affirmation#spirituality#naturegal#namaste#wintersbeauty#grace#startwalking#hiking#getoutside#blueskies