Wendy Rule Blog

Friday, August 23, 2013

Black Snake Progress, and Melbourne gigs

Hello wonderful people

I’m hoping this message finds you happy and well. It’s a lovely rainy day here in Melbourne, and I’m enjoying watching the rain kiss the garden and settle in droplets on leaves and early springtime flowers.

Things are coming along wonderfully with my album recording. Just  a couple more weeks and stage one will be completed. Can’t wait for you to hear it!I’ve been wanting to launch my fundraising campaign for the past couple of weeks, but with all of my studio commitments, haven’t managed to find the time.  But thankfully our very kind producer is letting me clock up quite a bill so that I can stay with the flow and keep recording, even though I don’t actually have the dosh yet! Thanks Universe. So yeah, I’ll have more info about how you can help make this album come to life in the next couple of weeks.

And for those of you in Melbourne, I have a show coming up on Sunday September 1st with my full band. Here are the details:

Sunday September 1st
Bar 303
303 High St Northcote
Tickets $20, or $15 for unwaged (or what you can afford)
Available at the door.

And then on Saturday September 7th I am returning to Geelong for another house concert at my friend Eilish’s gorgeous home. It was such fun last time. Once again, places are limited due to space restrictions, so you need to pre book your ticket. Here are the details:

Saturday September 7th
Geelong House Concert
Private home in Highton
7.30 pm
Tickets $20, plus an offering to share for a vegetarian pot luck dinner
Email me to book your ticket, and I’ll give you banking info and address

And that’s it for gigs until October, when I head out on the road with the fabulous Kellianna from the USA for our Australian tour (including Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, and Hobart. (Sorry Brisbane, Perth and Darwin – there’s only so much time! Next tour for sure!).But more news on that in my next newsletter.

And those of you in the USA, I’m hoping to see you too before the year is out.

Sending love and Magic to you all

Wendy xx

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Blessings, friends

I’ve just returned from a busy but rewarding few days in Western Australia, where the weather was wild and Wintery, but the heartspace at my three concerts and my workshop was warm and lovely. Now I’m back in Melbourne – somewhat exhausted and doing my best to rest before a big concert on Saturday night, and more recording on Friday and Sunday. (more on this exciting concert below)

Tomorrow, August 2nd, marks a sacred turning point in our Wheel of the Year. Here in the Southern hemisphere it is Imbolc – the first stirrings of Spring. A few blossoms are beginning to show themselves in the local woodlands; wattle, greenhood orchids, sundew orchids, and heath. This is a time of rebirth and awakening, that calls us to courageously push forward, breaking new ground.

And in the Northern Hemisphere it is Lammas – the first of the three sacred harvests. We honour the gift of the early harvest by baking bread and dedicating this to the Earth, in hope and celebration of the bountiful crop that is to follow. It’s a golden and ripe time – and the first hint that Summer will soon become Autumn.

Yesterday I took a long, long walk along the beach, and celebrated the Imbolc energy by taking a (very) quick dip in the sea. It was cold indeed, but very cleansing. I walked for hours and hours, until there were no more footsteps in the sand. Then I noticed little paw prints  darting here and there over the sand. Guessing there was a little fox friend nearby, I proceeded quietly, and sure enough, soon I was met by a gorgeous russett face staring at me from the edge of the tea-tree woods. We both stood perfectly still and held each other’s gaze for at least a minute – which is a long time when you are in the flow!. She or he then turned around and ran into the bushland, fiery tail ablaze. On my return trip, I took a photo of our footprints together.

Ok, now for some concert news. On Saturday night I’m part of a triple bill line up, with two other fantastic Melbourne bands – Dandelion Wine and Geamala. The Northcote Uniting Church is a gorgeous building, and for those of you in Melbourne, this will be a special night indeed. I’m playing with my full band (Tim on Guitar and flute, Rachel on cello, William on drums and Aaron on violin). I’m the first act on, so don’t be late!

$20 tickets at the door

Sending everyone Magical blessings for this turning of the seasons.

Love Wendy

Friday, May 27, 2011

So Much to Tell You

Well, it certainly took a while to post my next 'weekly' blog! It's been two months, and oh, so much has happened. When I last wrote I was feeling very down. I was away from Tim, my friend had died, and I was ill. I just didn't feel that I could write. My emotions were all over the place.
I'm very pleased to tell you the the wheel has once again turned, and the upswing has been magnificent. After my leap into the Autumnal Underworld of Melbourne, I re-emerged into the bright and pretty Springtime of America. I arrived in the States nearly 6 weeks ago and have had so many amazing adventures.
Of course my reunion with Timothy was all that I could have hoped for. Five weeks is a long time apart! After a decadent couple of days in Reno, we flew to Texas for the Lustration of the Ancestors Festival in Fort Worth, where I was made an honourary High Priestess of the Correlian Tradition. I was thrilled. It was a lovely gathering. From there we caught a ride down to Austin where we enjoyed performing a house concert with the wonderful Ginger Doss.
And then it was on to the East coast  for the Spoutwood Faerie Festival in Pennsylvania. How pretty the land is at this time of year! Sweet little flowers everywhere, and everything bright, bright green. Here are some photos that I took whilst staying at my friends Mulina and Emerson's beautiful old Millhouse.

And a springtime game of badminton on the lawn was definitely in order. ( note the cocktail in the hand!)
We spent three days at the Spoutwood festival and performed five concerts. It really is a sweet event. Everyone goes to such trouble with their costumes, and the land abounds with real faeries.  I did the full Faerie Queen thing for the first day, but for the second I  found my Earth Faerie Artemis spirit.
One of the highlights of the festival was getting to spend time with the beautiful songstress Jenna Greene . Her voice is sweet and pure and she plays harp beautifully.
After a lovely house concert at The Mill, we flew to Denver for the Beltania Festival, just south of Colorado Springs.  What a marked difference in the landscape! Beautiful rugged mountains were dressed in tall pines and strange gnarled little oaks, pushing forth the first signs of their tender leaves.  The days were hot and dusty and the nights chilly. We bathed each day in an icy mountain stream. It was gorgeous! 
Dawn at Beltania

strange little colorado oak tree

our campsite
And wow, what an excellent musical line up! The musical highlight for us was definitely Lunar Fire , a wild and extravagant explosion of magic and sound. We performed two concerts and I also ran a workshop on The Voice in Ritual. 
Live at Beltania (photo by Sherri Seward)
How wonderful it was to dance the Maypole on the Sunday afternoon, and celebrate the fertility of life. 

maypole photo by Sherri Seward
After Colorado we flew to Kansas City for a concert at workshop at my friend Aislinn's shop, Amethyst Dreams. She kindly arranged for her friends to park their big RV in her carpark for us to stay in. It really was quite funny finding ourselves in the centre of the city, and crawling out of an RV each morning. Especially amusing was our washing day. 


After a couple of days in Kansas City we arrived at last in New Mexico and began an amazing adventure. Tim's old school friends Soni and Lincoln, and their partners Rudi and Mary suggested we all go and sing some Karaoke. It didn't take much to convince Tim and I to take to the stage (well, maybe a wine or two). 

Then on to the magical city of Taos. Nestled high in the hills and overflowing with art and ancient Indian culture. Magnificent! We explored the ancient Taos Pueblo, which may well be the oldest continuously inhabited building in America, at around 1000 years old. Then we crossed the Rio Grande and made our way west. We traveled across high mountains of pine and aspen, where snow still clung to the shadows. Then down into the broad dry lands around the Four Corners, where Tim grew up. He'd told me that he grew up in the middle of nowhere. Now I believe him!
One of our most magical days began with a trip to Aztec ruins, ( ancient Anasazi dwellngs),

then on via Durango to the incredible ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde. Oh, these were truly amazing!!! Built about 1000 years ago, they were abandoned in the mid 1200's, and no one can say exactly why. The cliffs that they are built into are epic, and mountain itself is very very high. I think it's around 8000 feet elevation. Imagine how cold it would get in winter! Here are some of our many photos from that magical day. 

It was nearly sunset when we drove down the mountain, and the moon was almost full. We were tired and happy after a magnificent day of adventure. How lovely to round the whole thing off with this moonlit vision of Castle Rock, CO.

Another wonderful day followed, with a visit to the equally fascinating Chaco Canyon. More ancient ruins and gorgeous scenery. It's been really wonderful to connect at last with the ancient people of this land. I'm fascinated and want to learn more. 

Chaco Canyon

Raven's Eve View
And after another full day of exploring, we gently made our way to the beautiful spiritual retreat of Ardantane, in Jemez Springs, home of our friends Amber and Azreal.   Oh, this place is stunning! High red cliffs and the scent of Juniper and Pinon. A small dry river canyon offered so many beautiful stones. We stayed in a sweet little cabin for three nights and played lots of music, and performed many magical rituals. The most special of these was on the Tuesday night, under the Scorpio Full Moon, when Timothy asked me to marry him!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went out the next morning and took a photo of the beautiful ritual circle where this magical event took place. 

Magic Circle
 I feel like the luckiest girl in the world! If ever you are fortunate enough to spend some time in New Mexico, please go and visit Ardantane. Amber and Azreal are both wise women, who offer workshops, retreats and rituals. I will certainly offer a fundraising concert for them when I return next year. 

After all this exctitement we returned to Albuquerque aglow with love. We were thrilled to be able to share our magic in the form of our latest workshop, our Ritual Meditation Workshop. We'd spent our time in Jemez creating trance soundscapes for the workshop,  to awaken and invoke magic into our lives. The workshop was a great success, and we're thrilled with the results. We offered it again a couple of days later in Phoenix, and i think it was even more powerful. I'm so excited about this new developement - this union of my music with my workshops. I can;t wait to offer it back in Melbourne, where hopefully Rachel will be available to add her gorgeous cello.

Yes, so Phoenix was a blast. We performed a concert with our dear friends from Of The Earth, under a warm night sky. There's actually a very cool art scene going on there. Very vibrant and free. We enjoyed a night out watching our friend Preston perform with his guitar trio, and were very happy when they invited us up on stage. 

And now we;re back in Nevada, in the mighty metropolis of Winnemucca, taking a few days to catch our breath before heading off for the West Coast. 

And I promise that it won't take me two months to share those adventures with you. 

Love Wendy

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rough Landing

Some homecomings are easier than others. This one was particularly hard. Although I was, of course, looking forward to home after 5 weeks on the road, I was very sad about leaving Tim for a month. We couldn't' really justify another international ticket for the short visit home, so he's still in the Winter lands of Nevada. We speak every day, which is wonderful, but a month apart for Lovers is a long, long time! Here's a photo of us in the snow. The old self-timer routine.

So after a wonderful tour I found myself back home and jetlagged, and then became horribly ill. Our bodies are amazing things. Mine is very resilient considering the crazy schedules that I put myself through. But I think once I arrived home and my tired body found my own bed, it simply went "Ah, now at last I can give in". So I manifested a nasty and very painful sinus infection that had me laid up for a good few days. I would have, in fact, liked to spend longer in bed as I'd just finished re-reading an amazing book, and could have done with some time to lie back and integrate all it's complexity. The book was The Magus, by John Fowles, and I think this must be the third or fourth time I've read it over the past 20 years. But no, it was ever onward for me, as I had a trip booked to Tasmania for the weekend.

On top of all that, I also discovered that my black cat Kitty (official name Midnight) was also very ill. She'd been hunting rats, (very graciously deposited two of them on my kitchen floor upon my homecoming) and they had clearly put up a fight. She had a big wound on her neck that needed tending. As luck would have it, my excellent next door neighbour Ri has trained as a vet, so we've spent the week getting Kitty back in shape. It's distressing, isn't it, when your animal friends are injured.

I must say, one of the things that I noticed most strongly when laid up in bed was the incredible variety and intensity of the bird song here in Australia. It's like nowhere else I've ever been.  I dragged myself outdoors one morning and went for a wander down to the river. I saw and heard so many gorgeous birds, including our beautiful Magpie which offered it's haunting warbling song. I also saw two different kinds of native dove, some mudlarks, some bright green parrots, Ravens, willy wagtails, a flock of screeching cockatoos, an Indian miner, some native ducks, some bell birds, and I heard the hilarious call of the Kookaburra. That was all within about half an hour! It felt good to see Merri Creek gurgling it's path through the city once more. In the picture below it's hard to imagine that the city is so closely encroaching upon this little haven. That's why I've managed to live in the centre of Melbourne all these years.

So, to continue with my little narrative. On Thursday my sister Kathy and I caught the boat over to Tasmania. I was heading over for a friend's wedding, and Kathy decided to come along. It was a real treat and a wonderful adventure. The ship takes about 12 hours (overnight) through the very rough seas of Bass Straight. Kath felt a bit ill, but I know I'm an old sailor at heart, and loved the wild motion of the ship. We landed in Devonport to a glorious bright morning and spent the day exploring this beautiful state as we made our way South to Hobart. Cataract Gorge in Launceston was magnificent, ( that's my sister Kathy in the picture of the gorge below) as was the bright early morning sun over the Tamar Valley.

We picked up Rachel from Hobart airport in the afternoon, and it was while waiting there that I received some deeply sad news. My dear friend Richard Samson had died. He had been ill for many months, and we knew that death would claim him soon, but that didn't make it any easier. I was so relieved that I was at least back in Australia, but frustrated that I was interstate and couldn't be there immediately to grieve with, and offer support to his wife Amanda. I had seen him less than a week before, on the Sunday after I returned home, and we had spent a lovely afternoon in the sun, sharing stories and laughter. He was a truly beautiful man and we'll all miss him dearly. The funeral is on Monday and Amanda asked if I could sing. I told her I'd give it my best try. I've decided to sing Horses, to honour his brave and wild nature.

So I attended my friend's wedding on Saturday, which was extremely beautiful. I could feel my sadness laying like a cloak upon me, and didn't want to bring that to the event, so I put on a very brave face. And all under that intense lunar magnificence! Due to a cloudy Hobart sky on Saturday, I didn't get to see Her until Sunday night, but oh, it was worth the wait. Here are some photos of Her veiled beauty as she flirted with us over the harbour. I love the one of her suspended between the masts of the sailing ship. They are both dark, but look better if you enlarge them.

With all of this going on, the Autumn Equinox nearly passed me by. Thankfully my dear friend Nick was around to remind me of the importance of Ritual, so we did a lovely bit of magic around the fire in my backyard on Monday night.  It was good to feel the flow of balance accross the planet, and to honour both the dark and the light.

So yes, a very rough landing indeed. I"m feeling much better now and am starting to process my grief. I was very grateful to have both Kathy and Rachel there with me over the weekend, nurturing me and creating wonderful adventures. Oh, I must say, the new Mona Gallery in Hobart is stunning. It rivals any gallery I've seen in the world. Really, really worth the trip down if you're in Australia. Mindblowing!

Until next time, then

Love and Magic


Monday, March 7, 2011

Nature Patterns

I'ts morning, and I'm sipping coffee as I write from a ranch on the outskirts of  the wild west town of Winnemucca, Nevada. Winter is beginning to give way to spring, and there are only a few patches of snow left on the ground. I'm told that the quail have returned, but I haven't  seen them yet. Yesterday I climbed up to the rocky outcrop on the nearest hill and breathed in the epic and rugged beauty of the valley and surrounding snow capped mountains. It's gorgeous here. And hey, I got to experience my first Rodeo yesterday. Real live cowboys and cowgirls. Pretty cool!

It's been an amazing couple of weeks since I've last written, and it feels good to be here, slowing down and  finding time to write again. This stage of our journey began with a drive up the legendary coastal highway 1 in California. Very similar to our Great Ocean road in my home state of Victoria. Crashing waves against high cliffs and the road dangerously close to the edge. We were caught in a hail storm at one point, which was wonderfully scary.

The road led us to the seaside town of Monterey, home of the world renowned Aquarium. I love Aquariums. They send me into a dream like trance and I feel so connected to the Ocean creatures. I was once told that I had a past life as a mermaid in Atlantis, but I bet they say that to all the mermaids! And yes, it truly was a fantastic experience. I especially loved the Sea Anemones and the Jelly Fish. Such gorgeous radial symmetry, and the slow dance of their tentacles.

How beautiful are these lacy tentacles? I took this photo as a reference, because I'll have to make a dress that looks like this for one of my events. Yes, maybe a Mermaid party? Hmm, I'll have to have a good think about that one!

After Monterey we made our way to San Jose for the Pantheacon gathering. It was amazing! Thousands of people in a hotel, with workshops and rituals running all day and night. So much to choose from, and so many great presenters. With my busy performance and CD signing schedule I was only able to make it to one workshop. I chose a ritual for the Goddess Brigit - presented by the highly respected priestess of Circle Sanctuary, Selena Fox. She was absolutely charming. Very down to Earth, and a powerful magician. We celebrated the Goddesses healing and creative energies in a powerful group ritual.

My concert with Timothy was on the Saturday night, and was a huge success. Havingg never been before I  had no idea if I would draw a crowd, as there were so many other great presentations on at the same time. How thrilled I was so see every chair in the hall full, with people squeezing into the standing room. The audience gave back such warm and supportive energy, that it was easy for us all to raise a huge amount of magic . It was a powerful gig - one of my best performances I think. I'm grateful to all who helped make it happen, especially to my darling Tim. I met some wonderful people there, including  the excellent songstress Celia.  She's quite something. An incredible voice, but also an unexpectedly hilarious performer! I look forward to further connections with her. I was also very happy to meet the marvelous author and musician Lon Milo Duquette. Hes' a terrific guy and his books are great.

Like everyone who attended, we were happily exhausted after the whole experience. It was great then to have a couple of days to recover at my friend Adams' beautiful house in Santa Cruz. A hot tub on the back decking, surrounded by giant redwoods is never a bad thing. I went on a wonderful hike for a few hours in the redwood forest. It was cold but lovely, with a sparkling creek leading the way.

In Santa Cruz we played a gig at a terrific Witchcraft store called Serpent's Kiss. Unfortunately my friend Sharon Knight, who was meant to be sharing the bill with me, was very sick and couldn't perform, poor thing. Next time, though, we'll make it happen.

We had some interesting magic happen over the next couple of days that really reminded me that the Universe is on side, and is looking out for me. In Santa Cruz we returned to the car to find a flat tire. Seconds later a AAA guy pulled up and coincidently parked in front of our car to make a phone call. When I asked him if he could point the way to the nearest service station for air, he asked if I was a AAA member. I explained that I was the Australian equivalent ( the RACV) and the great news is that he told me my card was recognised by AAA, then in a very efficient and friendly manner, changed the tire for us. That information that I was more or less a AAA member came in very handy the following night. Our old brown pick up truck had been doing very well for the past few thousand miles, so were extremely surprised when, at 3am the following night in  San Francisco, it wouldnt' start. It was a freezing cold night,. and we had to be at the airport at 4am for a 6am flight to Florida. Hmm. Worrying. Luckily I knew that AAA would now come to our aid. Phew! It ended up being the starter motor, so it was a strangely surreal experience finding Tim and I pushing the truck down the hill while the AAA guy roll started it. Yeah, and of course we had to push start it again at the airport carpark when we returned from florida a few days later. Ridiculous.

Florida was fun.  We'd gone over to play a new festival called Ostara Fest, which was small but sweet. It was great to see my friend Kelliana, who was also performing. ( She and I have plans for a Massachusetts concert in the summertime). And it's always fun catching up with the women from Hecate's Wheel.  We stayed a few days with our friends Mike and Jenn. Mike is a gourmet chef and he and Jenn really look after us. Very decadent and lavish banqueting for days on end. Mike actually has a blog himself that you may like to check out. Here's a link: What's Cookin with Dr Mike.

We were tired and grumpy when we arrived back in San Francisco, after a 5am start and a full day of flying. Having to push start the car didn't exactly help either. We were heading a few hours north up highway 101, to perform a fundraising concert for a remarkable Pagan Sanctuary called Annwfn in Sonoma county. It's quite remote, and we met our friends Shadow and Orin at the base of the mountain, who then ferried us up in a 4WD. We explained to them about our exhaustion and grumpiness and car trouble. What a relief when Shadow said " That's no trouble. I'm training to be a mechanic and can put a starter motor in for you tomorrow". And indeed she did!! Hooray for Shadow! Another example of the Universe looking after us.

Annwfn is a truly beautiful property. Deep green mossy forest, amazing views over the edge of mountains, clear running streams and little waterfalls. And fantastic little black and red salamanders everywhere. Have a look at the amazing temple that Tim and I got to stay in:

There was no electricity. Just candles and a wood burning stove. Our concert was in a little hut called the Goat House ( as the goats shelter underneath it). It was small and charming. The wonderful Wizard and artist Oberon Zell came along, as he is closely involved with Annwfn. He's a great guy, and has offered to host a concert at his property near Santa Rosa when I return in the summertime. We've scheduled June 5th for that.
 Here's some photos that I took on one of my many walks around the property the following day. I love the one of the spider web - the circles and cycles of Mother Nature.

After Annwfn we drove East on Highway 20, through beautiful Californian country side, and right across the Sierra Nevada range, to reach Reno in the evening. The drive was spectacular.  Id' never experienced a snowy pine forest before and it transported me to the faery tale land of the Snow Queen.

On our arrival in Reno, the  Universe once again reminded me that all is well. Not only were we upgraded to a very lush suite at the Peppermill hotel ( thanks to our friend Jeanne), but we also won $150 on a random $1 bet on a slot machine! Whoo Hoo! First time I've ever done anything like that. We went shopping and I blew my half of the winnings on shiny eyeshadow and a very tasteful fake fur skunk hat.

So, all up the last few weeks has taught me to chill out and trust in the great and abundant flow of Nature. After last year's challenges I really did need a reminder that all is well.

I'll be back in Australia in a week, and will write again then.

love Wendy

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Purple Rain in Reno

It's been a wonderful first week of this US tour. So nice to be be met at Reno airport by Tim with a gorgeous bunch of lillies. I love all flowers, but lillies to me are so divine. Full of mystery and the scent of night. After a full day of travel, the flight from San Francisco to Reno was worth the effort. Gorgeous snow capped mountains and a clear view of Lake Tahoe. We stayed a couple of nights in a lavish spa room at the Peppermill Casino, and, after a sweet house concert on the Tuesday night, arrived back at the hotel, wonderfully overdressed and looking for fun. We found it in the form of the house band, called Patent Leatha. They were great, and Tim and I felt very special when they dedicated an incredible version of Purple Rain to us. I'm a Prince fan from way back. I also liked the name of the band, which honours the Australian unwillingness to pronounce the letter R at the end of words.

From Reno we made our way south, following the Eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Yes I know it's winter, but I wasn't really expecting to see snow on the west coast, so this was a great surprise. Truly beautiful and epic snow covered mountians and a  blue sky of bright contrast. We moved through open snow covered plains, and then pine forests. Always these crumpled mountians in view. The air was so crisp and cold and uplifting. I could feel  a wave of true joy and hope return to me after the exhaustion of a way too heavy schedule.

On Thursday we crossed the magnificent Death Valley to reach Las Vegas. Endless folds of mountain and valley. Bare canyons or tumbled rock. The Wild West! Broad expanses fo nothingness, filled with hidden secrets. An alien landscape of extremes. Thankfully it was mild, and a beautiful drive. I'm not sure I'd want to brave it in summer, when it becomes one of the hottest places on Earth. Whatever the case, though, I'll definitely be back to explore more of this incredible land.

From Vegas we did a crazy day of driving to San Deigo, then straight to a gig. We were pretty exhausted when we arrived, so were thrilled to discover a wonderful audience waiting for us. The concert was in a witchcraft shop called Tree of Life, and was filled with the most wondeful, giving people. A sweet little baby almost stole the show. The happiest little thing. She sat down at my feet when I was opening the circle at the end, laughing and smiling. Very cute.

Now we're in LA after a couple of lovely shows for the Goddess Temples in the area. On saturday night we performed in Passadena, and had a great support band called Silverphial. They did an awesome version of Xanadu! Then on Sunday we played at the Goddess Temple of Orange County. This is a most precious space. Deeply sacred and beautiful. I felt honoured to share my energy in the temple, and even more honoured that Tim and I were invited to stay the night there. It was magical.

Now we're about to head north to Santa Barbara for a concert on Wednesday night. Things slow down a little now, and I'm looking forward to a gentle few days before Pantheacoon in San Jose on the weekend. Iv'e never driven up the coast between LA and San Francisco, so am very much looking forward to experiencing that legendary drive along Big Sur. I'm imagining it will be a little like our Great Ocean Road. Of course I'll share with you what I find.

Until then,

Love and Magic


Saturday, February 5, 2011


Welcome to my first ever blog! I'm glad that you found me. I plan to write  once a week or so. Who knows what it will be about, but my posts will certainly include my impressions of all the amazing places and people that I get to interact with on my travels. Right now I'm in Melbourne, with only a few days to go before I leave for another USA tour. Rain has been falling all night, and the garden is heavy and shimmering in its wake. Honeysuckle is twining with the tomatoes and pumpkin in my front garden, and somehow the world feels sleepy. 

I'll be a little sad to leave before I can harvest all the amazing things that have sprung up. Not only my vegies, but also the many ideas and sketches that I have for new songs. Traveling is wonderful, but being on the road can take it's toll. I yearn for long stretches of time in the one place, so that I can deepen and grow further. Sometimes, when I'm doing my yoga of a morning, I like to imagine that my feet are growing roots deep into Mother Earth. She gives me so much strength, and encourages me again and again to keep creating. 

Part of my intention in keeping this blog is simply to remind myself to be still, and to write. I love sending my mailing list messages, but often feel that there's not really enough space in amongst my concert info to share my deep thoughts. 

So yes, I look forward to weaving my way with words through this next tour adventure of the American West Coast and Florida. 

Until then

 Love and Magic