"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about learning to dance in the rain" (unknown)

"Without Darkness, there would be no Light" (unknown)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Earth Altar

I saw this bit of tree branch a couple of weeks ago on my walk to the mailbox. It caught my attention then, and I thought to myself, "that's a cool piece of wood" but I left it where it lay. I noticed it again last week, and actually stopped, picked it up and gave it a closer look, but laid it back down. Today it caught my eye again, like it was calling me you know? I took that as a sign, and now it graces my antique cabinet... which by the way has been slowly turning into an Earth Altar :)

I've had this awesome water fountain for years... a gift from my wonderful sons & family; I absolutely love it!  It's a mountain seen with wolves, bears, and even an eagle that sits on a wire and spins when the fountain is turned on... like it's flying. As soon as I moved in last April, this fountain has been the centerpiece of my cabinet, and above it hangs a framed print of a wolf... I love wolves :)

Last Summer I added my painted rock, and a candle, and since then I've been adding my crystals, etc. I've been on the look out for a nice affordable earthy altar cloth, but haven't had any luck yet, but I'm pleased with its progress thus far... maybe I can find some material at my local Wal-mart and make my own... someday.


  1. beautiful!! Not sure if this appeals to you, but I used a piece of canvas that I found in a craft store. It's got a really earthy feel to it!

  2. Thank you Aine! Canvas... never even thought about that; great idea :) We don't have a craft store here... I live in a small hick town and we are very limited as far as retail goes... I will keep an eye on Wal-mart for now, but maybe someday I can drive down to the Valley to a Michaels Store or something.

  3. This is so lovely! I'm trying to think of another material... burlap! That's earthy and might be a little less expensive than canvas. Although, I love the idea of canvas, too!

    1. Thanks L! Burlap is a great idea too :)