|Glastonberries and Birds
||[Sep. 5th, 2008|11:10 am]
I've just got back from a really fun and inspiring time in Bristol and Glastonbury. I was staying with miss Lara Leaf at her house in Bristol and we met up with miss Becky Blossom for the weekend in Glastonberry!
Lara and I made ourselves bird masks out of feathers and glue, we dressed up and made a giant nest in the woods, and filmed it:
Had lots of fun looking round the bookshops and herbal stores in Glastonbury. I found a great book called 'Imagining Ourselves' at the speaking tree bookshop, all about the new generation of women artists, writers and photographers, very inspiring indeed. We sat outside in the glorious sun, drank earl grey, knitted and had a delish picnic dinner on the tor and watched the sunset with the cows, listening to a man playing the didgeridoo.
The next day we wondered about the peaceful grounds of the abbey and through the herb garden and lily pond, talked about plants and trees alot, then had a delish lunch at rainbows end cafe. We went to chalice well gardens too, and found a tree to weave wool and braided grass between its branches, gathered gifts of flowers, mushrooms, ribbons and fallen crab apples for her.
On monday, Lara and I went blackberry picking and made a really yum crumble with apples from her garden, blackberries, oats and coconut. We walked in the woods and visited her local farm that has emus, such strange bautiful birds! We painted henna on our hands while we waited for the crumble to bake, and made mandala earth patterns out of leaves, nuts, feathers and berries as gifts for the birds and squirrels. We found a dead dragonfly and a skull of a bird, leaves, flowers, berries, snail shells, sycamore seeds, lily pods, feathers and bulbs and had fun making a series of nature patterns.
On the train back I spotted a full rainbow, which was a nice little touch to finish off a busy, jam packed week of lushness!
Lots more photos here