Motions and emotions

Northern New Mexico winds

I was drawn to record this amazing chatting of branches and trees. I had no idea what they were saying to each other. I hazarded a few guesses:

We’re free. Look how beautiful my hair is. Look how flexible I am. Look how beautiful and colorful I am. Don’t you just love yellow?

Were they talking to me? To each other? To all connected roots around them? Was it a warning? Change is near. Soon, you’ll see us for who/what we are. We will be naked. Be prepared.

I believe it’s all that and more I’ll never understand. But who needs to know when the beauty is so breathtaking, it’s all you can do but observe and breathe in nature in all its power and glory.

Many blessings folks! Sandi

Reflections (& Acequias)

This vid was taken in northern New Mexico. Community ditches, or ‘acequias’, are used for irrigation on farm land for growing alfalfa, watering livestock, or gardening… the water here is low. It’s time to limit the consumption of water, as it is now fall and not needed. The process can be very complicated, but most certainly a huge star in Spanish heritage. No, you don’t have to be of Spanish/Hispanic descent to water your farms through acequias!

I also was taken by the reflections and fallen leaves in this vid. A strange sadness came over me and I realized, the fall is the bridge to winter. The season that calls for silence and inner bundling. It’s the reflection of the leaves and flowers as they release from their home and to the ground – where they mingle with the earth; a coming home of sorts.

I’m asking myself: where are my leaves landing? Is it home?

Many blessings folks! Sandi

Blue Rain

Part of the Sexy Poets Summer Series: Episode 2 (original poem). Listen to the entire poem on Spotify!

Northern New Mexico Rain

Drops fall softly

sliding down leaves

clear drops

as if crystal balls

crisp air

smell of rain

all chaos and dirt

washed away…

By Sandi – O’vehlu

Wind Kissed

One of my favorite trees. Nicknamed ‘Spider Tree’. Cottonwood tree: Northern New Mexico

Episode 1: Sexy Poets Summer Series:

Original poems by Sandi – O’vehlu

Turn your eyes on me

the depths are as deep

as a root of

a tree

Reach out your arms toward

a love earth-bound

the trunk is silent

doesn’t make a sound

Bark, calloused, and weathered

skin shivers at the

slightest touch

Is this too much…

Continued on Spotify – click it or miss it… (Many blessings… Sandi)