More from the Sorcerer’s Garden

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”  Rumi

The Sorcerer’s Garden

And so go walking mindfully, letting your feet touch the earth, each step a song.

Lithodora and moonlight
Lithodora and moonlight

moon gardener’s tips

For night perfume, plant Jasmine, Honeysuckle Evening Primrose, Moonflowers, Stocks and Heliotrope. Watch for Persian sprites and djinn’s who are attracted by the scent and will be inclined to visit your garden.

Most importantly:

Always leave an overgrown patch at the foot of the garden for the wild spirits to come and play!

Images:

The hillside and the water garden are images from summer( which I am looking toward!) The hillside I used a slight painterly effect in the sky!

54 Comments Add yours

  1. Absolutely stunning! Sometimes colors are so powerful that they do exude marvelous scents! Well done!

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    1. I’m so happy you like them and thanks again for your visit!!

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  2. Roy McCarthy says:

    Excellent Cybele, I love what you’re able to create with your magic lens and words.

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    1. thanks so much Roy!!!

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  3. Amy says:

    I’m in awe!!

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    1. sometimes the magic works!! 😀

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  4. Perhaps if I had playful spirits in my garden, I’d have one filled with flowers as beautiful as these, Cybele 🙂 Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.

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    1. it’s only a little garden but I’m happy to have it! Thanks Stacy!

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  5. Maria F. says:

    What a place, and advice!!!

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    1. thank you my friend! 🙂

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  6. jannatwrites says:

    These are beautiful. They have a magical/mystical feel to them. I’m drawn to the water garden one, and the suggestion to leave an overgrown patch for spirits to play lingers on my mind…

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    1. so glad you like them and yes that’s a beautiful garden. There’s an advantage to being a “lazy” gardener too. I have a few overgrown patches lol!!

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  7. DG MARYOGA says:

    Lovely introduction with the Rumi quote Cybele and magical the electric blue of the Lithodora moonlit image!All of your photos have a very special role in your post;I keep your advice in the epilogue,l would love to have playful spirits in my garden …
    Enjoy your day my friend 🙂 xxx

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    1. I am sure you do!! Evkaristo my friend!!

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      1. DG MARYOGA says:

        Parakalo my inspirational friend 🙂 xxx

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  8. How nice to see your photos and the uplifting words too! Yes, summer will be wonderful! Today is bright and sunny though so we’ll smile to that 🙂

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    1. we will! Thanks so much Christy!

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  9. afairymind says:

    I love the Rumi quote and the photos are gorgeous! I bet you have lots of spirits visiting your garden. 🙂

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    1. thanks Louise!! I think I do!! and yes, Rumi is wonderful!

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  10. lauramacky says:

    It dawned on me that your photos almost look like lens baby lenses. But not quite…they are definitely uniquely and beautifully you!

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    1. thank you Laura – I have to look that up !! 😀

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  11. Beautiful photos! Each could be a story. I’m sure they’d have a lot of wonderful and mysterious secrets too. 🙂

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    1. thank you so much Lizzie!! They do have stories!

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  12. sheldonk2014 says:

    I just became aware of Rumi,I would love to know if his teachings and philosophy,I tried to do a search but found nothing much
    Love the photo and the quote
    I am now following you
    As always Sheldon

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    1. thank you so much Sheldon, I popped by your blog as well! Look for the book The Essential Rumi. He lived a very long time ago but his poetry and philosophy survived the centuries. I think there is something on Wikipedia?

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  13. poppytump says:

    Sparkling magic here … I’m looking …. and I’ll definitely leave a patch 😉
    Lovely post Cybele …

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    1. yes, you must!! The fairies will bless you for it! Thank you Poppy!!

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  14. DG Hardy says:

    All, so gorgeous & I love the Rumi quote….If only we could make it work & find those far better things, now! Thank you for seeing glorious possibilities & capturing them with your eye. hugs, DG

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    1. Many thanks my friend and for our lovely chats!!

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  15. That Rumi quote is wonderful, Cybele. I absolutely adore this group of photos. But I have to say that there is something so mystical and magical for me in “caught up in the morning”. 😀

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    1. thank you Linda and yes I love Rumi!

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  16. Tracey says:

    I absolutely love the magical quality you give to your photography 🙂

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    1. thank you so much Tracey!

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  17. Trisha says:

    Having recently been through sorrow, I find the Rumi quote so inspiring. And I’m in awe of your magical photos!

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    1. yes I find Rumi comforting too! thank you Trisha! many healing blessings your way!

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  18. Beautiful – we only have a yard so no overgrown patches I’m afraid, but we do have Jasmine in a pot, so I hope some of those djinns and sprites visit 🙂

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    1. me too Andrea!! thank you!

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  19. Peter Nena says:

    I love the dandedew. But the tulip torch is glorious.

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    1. it was lit up inside!! thank you Peter!

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  20. Nurul Lubis says:

    They look beautiful, Cybele.. Are you using special lens or program for them?

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    1. I sometimes use topaz filter for a touch of glow or colour. thanks Nurul!!

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  21. sixpixx says:

    So true, and a perfect quote for spring. Lovely photos as usual.

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  22. Suzanne says:

    Your lovely photos are a beautiful homage to the wonderful quote of Rumi’s. I like your list of flowers and the caution to watch out of djinns. Lovely stuff indeed.

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    1. aww thanks Suzanne!! Rumi is wonderful- and inspiring! I wish I had a bottle with djinn inside!

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  23. Maverick ~ says:

    Beautiful images to go with the wonderful Rumi quote.

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    1. thank you Maverick!! I do love Rumi!

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  24. svtakeiteasy says:

    I love your Rumi quotes Cybele and keep meaning to get one of his books … Another good reminder! Lovely shots also☺️

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    1. so glad you like him Chris and thanks my friend. Do get a copy by the way!

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  25. What an inspiring quote and photographs. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. thank you so much David!

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  26. Ann says:

    I’ve been paging through my summer flower photos too. I’m done with “April showers” already. Bring on those “May flowers!”

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