The Sorcerer's Apprentice
The relationship between yin and yang is often described in terms of sunlight playing over a mountain and a valley. Yin (literally the 'shady place' or 'north slope') is the dark area occluded by the mountain's bulk, while yang (literally the 'sunny place' or 'south slope') is the brightly lit portion.
As the sun moves across the sky, yin and yang gradually trade places with each other, revealing what was obscured and obscuring what was revealed.
Yin is characterized as slow, soft, yielding, diffuse, cold, wet, and passive; and is associated with water, earth, the moon, femininity and nighttime.
Yang, by contrast, is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and aggressive; and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime.
Masala Mango Mantra - a feature
'Masala Mango Mantra is a blog uniting artists, designs, decor, fashion, food from around the globe and that which is Indian inspired by design'. Reshma Sandell, from Mississauga, Ontario has her own Etsy outlet, Ahkriti and has a lot of fun stuff in it. Check it out here..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahkriti
Her blog is read widely and followed by a number of people, and I thank her for the feature. I have made so many 'virtual' friends through Caprilicious - Maria Fernandes is the only one I have met so far, and that was really great - wouldn't it be fun to have a party with all my virtual friends and meet them face to face - I bet we'd have a blast! Reshma, you are most definitely invited when I sort it out- date and venue TBA!
Blue Poppy Reverie
But the one I really want to grow is the Blue Himalayan Poppy - I buy a plant every year and it just dies on me - it seems to do well enough a few miles down the road in the garden centre - I don't know what he is doing special, and he denies all - maybe it's just a conspiracy to streamline the contents of my wallet - I think he feeds it ice water when everyone has gone home!
Aaaargh!.....Back to the Drawing Board