Keep watch tonight!:
"All fruit not gathered in by Samhain Eve must be left in the fields to feed the birds, the wild animals, and the Sidhi. The Pukas, mischievous spirits, will come for it, to steal its nourishing essence and leave the husk, or to despoil it, if it is not to their liking. Their mythic descendents swarm out in the form of myriad Trick-or-Treaters."
~ Emmon Bodfish
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On the subject of the dead and the living, I've been absent from this blog not out of any lack of plant passion, but due to a long season of helping my mother die peacefully, after her long struggle with Parkison's and Lewy Body Dementia. It was a noble ending for a lovely lady who loved life, and her spirit and ashes are all over the garden.
|Mom working in the yard two years ago|
when we were starting to transform an old hosta thicket into a native butterfly garden.