aging (elfje)


skin
sloughed off
elegant glowing nether
flexible sinuous exotic presentation
rebirth


Welcome LIBRA and watch out for the Toadstools

THERE ‘s a thing that grows by the fainting flower,
And springs in the shade of the lady’s bower;
The lily shrinks, and the rose turns pale,
When they feel its breath in the summer gale,
And the tulip curls its leaves in pride,
And the blue-eyed violet starts aside;
But the lily may flaunt, and the tulip stare,
For what does the honest toadstool care?
She does not glow in a painted vest,
And she never blooms on the maiden’s breast;
But she comes, as the saintly sisters do,
In a modest suit of a Quaker hue.
And, when the stars in the evening skies
Are weeping dew from their gentle eyes,
The toad comes out from his hermit cell,
The tale of his faithful love to tell.

Oh, there is light in her lover’s glance,
That flies to her heart like a silver lance;
His breeches are made of spotted skin,
His jacket ‘is tight, and his pumps are thin;
In a cloudless night you may hear his song,
As its pensive melody floats along,
And, if you will look by the moonlight fair,
The trembling form of the toad is there.

And he twines his arms round her slender stem,
In the shade of her velvet diadem;
But she turns away in her maiden shame,
And will not breathe on the kindling flame;
He sings at her feet through the live-long night,
And creeps to his cave at the break of light;
And whenever he comes to the air above,
His throat is swelling with baffled love.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The last day of summer is also the same as the first day of fall: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Also known as the Autumnal Equinox and the fall equinox, the Autumn equinox occurs when the sun crosses the equator. According to The Farmer’s Almanac, both the Southern and Northern hemispheres receive the same amount of sunshine at this time, and day and night are of nearly equal length. The Northern Hemisphere will start seeing shorter days and longer nights, where the Southern Hemisphere will see a reversal in seasons due to the Earth’s tilt.

On the Autumn Equinox, the sun astrologically enters into the zodiac sign Libra. Her balanced scales mark the equal length of day and night on the first day of fall, as well as signify a need to balance the body, mind, and spirit with self-care.

Add:

The Harvest Moon will be on Monday, September 24. 10:53 pm Eastern Time (shake your wallet)

And coming back to those Toadstools that dievca photographed:

You know its been really wet in NYC when dievca rides past those very large Mushrooms or ‘Toadstools’. she thinks they are the poisonous Green-spoored Parasol…its a definite ‘no go’ to eat them no matter how much they look like a Portobello mushroom cap.

A quote from a mushroom web page composed by Tom Volk of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse describes the potential of this mushroom.  “According to Dennis Benjamin (Mushrooms: poisonings and panaceas, 1995, W.H. Freeman and Company, 422 pp.) ‘In some individuals the gastrointestinal syndrome, which occurs about 1 – 3 hours after the meal, can be very severe, especially the colicky abdominal pain, which can mimic that of a ‘surgical’ abdomen.  Symptoms persist for up to six hours, and even longer in a few patients.  Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea complete the picture.  The diarrhea can be explosive in nature and become bloody.’ 

Umm, yeah, a pass.

Welcome to LIBRA – dievca’s birth sign. XO


Diving into Summer


Diving deep for release
Cares and worries sluicing off my back
Floating mindlessly
Finding peace in honesty
Joy in the ability to be

(a quick trip to the West Coast – necessary mental health time)


Gaia

There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.
William C. Bryant

Stop.
Take a look around you.
Find beauty and renewal in the air, land and sea.
These are the gifts Gaia gave to us.
Let’s not ruin them.

Enjoy Earth Day!

Photo: from a European Friend 04/2018

 


D/s (elfje)

Chains
Leather restraints
Dominance and submission
the mind spirals away
Free


Green-eyed Monster

The Merchant of Venice, 1596:

Portia:
How all the other passions fleet to air,
As doubtful thoughts, and rash-embraced despair,
And shuddering fear, and green-eyed jealousy! O love,
Be moderate; allay thy ecstasy,
In measure rein thy joy; scant this excess.
I feel too much thy blessing: make it less,
For fear I surfeit.

Othello, 1604,

Iago:
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on; that cuckold lives in bliss
Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger;
But, O, what damned minutes tells he o’er
Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!

dievca is tired and jealous. Jealousy is not as glamorous as Shakespeare’s writing~

The guilt arrives as she feels she has no right to be jealous.

Wait! It’s not jealousy…it’s envy. Green with envy~

dievca should be happy about other people’s good fortune, right?

The people around her travel to Miami, Maine, Cape Cod, California, Copenhagen, Belize, Argentina, Philadelphia, Switzerland, Vietnam, Montreal, Colorado, Scotland, Iceland, Cuba for pleasure trips…

dievca’s last three trips were for family and taking care of their needs or working 13 hour days for two weeks.  The next trip will be back to her Parents, again. It’s not relaxing. And dievca gets this: “It’s so much easier when you are around, when are you coming back?” or “I’m only going to be around so long.” or “Can you eBay the two exercise machines for me? I know that X,Y,Z is nowhere near NY, but you eBay and I don’t” — how should dievca feel?

Note: dievca tries to make sure she does something she likes during those trips, plus she tries to remember that the trips are for people she loves….but a weekend getaway, a college football game, a stop at the beach purely for herself wouldn’t go amiss.

dievca just cannot bring herself to do it…and that is her fault.

Just let her whinge, ok?  The clothes coming up are worth it.

Remember those people who were traveling for fun? dievca gets a bit resentful when those same people come home and complain about how they are behind on work or their bodies aren’t working well because they missed yoga…really, dievca’s heart is bleeding for you – having five days off was tough.

They could have brought her a bottle of wine or a little gift, right?

she (dievca) is a shitty person, huh?
she is really tired and cranky…

Vintage Pin Up Fred Rodewald Green Raincoat

Look how sexy the pin-up is in green –
If dievca can’t travel, maybe a little green Retail Therapy would help easy her jealousy~

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 07: Rita Ora seen on the streets of Manhattan on December 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images) Coat by Emilio Pucci

Yves Saint Laurent green patent leather easy bag

Draped emerald-green silk dress by Lanvin

COS green ribbed cashmere hat

COS green cashmere scarf

Alyx Green Cargo Pants

Liebeskind Stanford Velvet Backpack Green $228

Green jacket By Saint Laurent

VALENTINO GARAVANI Leather Shoulder Bag green

Lanvin Green Silk Satin One-shouldered Dress

Gianfranco Ferré runway show. Fall Trends, Green Gloves

Anndra Neen cage bag green ShopBop

VINTAGE 50’S EMERALD GREEN SILK CHIFFON COCKTAIL PARTY DRESS BY MISS ELLIETTE

Grass Green Hoodie Wool Cape Etsy

Proenza Schouler green PS1 medium suede tote

Coach Green leather gloves rabbit interior

Jimmy Choo Darylin suede and patent-leather pumps ($695) green

Lanvin Spring 2004 Green Dress silk

Clingy Wallet In Green Patent Leather by 49 Square Miles

Chloe leather trench coat green

Etsy Green Banana Leaf Midi Skirt Custom $71.00

Moschino Cheap and Chic Green paillettes Dress

H & M Green Sweater with Appliques

H & M dark green v-neck t-shirt

Proenza Schouler Green Lux Leather PS1 Tiny Satchel Bag

Lili Pepper Dark Green Coin Purse

J. Peterman 1940’s Cord Dress Green


Figuring it out~

March 1943 “New York, New York. Times Square on a rainy day” Photographer John Vachon

50 F (10 C)
Raining
Breeze blowing
Doors rattling

Breath Deep
Fresh Air
Aha! Moment
Understanding

~the question is what to do with the new-found knowledge, does it help or hinder~