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Grey Spider Flower

Good Morning! Some Flower Love for you! ~ 

I'm sharing my personal Floramancy card reading for the day
as I am sure it may resonate with some of you as well. 

This fascinating little flower is named well as there is no doubt that there are more than a few of us who have jumped back on a bush track when our hand has touched or we have glanced the Grey Spider Flower. Looking for all the world like a furry grey spider jumping out of a plant, they delight as much as they startle. 

Floramancy card meanings grey spider flower

The meaning therefore is rather 'easy' in the Language of Nature to meditate on. Things are not what they may seem. If you are brave and get over the initial doubt, you may in fact be rewarded or be encouraged to move forward. A challenge is deception because we can see now how easy is it for a real spider to hide amongst these beautiful flowers after all! 

Look to your situation when reading plants and flowers. There are many layers to the meanings and you know best what needs to be worked with. In a general sense, Grey Spider Flower simply means Trust and issues surrounding Trust. 

Personally, I seem to find this plant growing near Flannel Flowers and here is another interesting exercise you might do, take note of these relationships and what you see around you. Naturally similar plants will share similar environments but it is fascinating to see what is calling you to notice. 
Can you grow Grey Spider Flower? Well yes you probably can, ask your local Garden Centre, they are the experts for your area. It's a lovely Grevilliea and in Australia, becoming a popular garden plant. The best thing about Grey Spider Flower is that although we may find it's appearance a tad scary, butterflies & native bees love it! 

They flower from mid winter through to mid summer, so you should be seeing the first flowering in the wild in Australia from the Mid North through to Mid South East Coast right about now. Word of warning, as with all Grevilleas, some people may be sensitive to the leaves so be careful when handling and in selection of gardening beds. 


May nature always bless you and may you in turn be a blessing to nature ~ 
Cheralyn xx

Listen to your Dreamsong but be prepared to find new ways to Sing It!

Have you ever been at a point in a project or a plan when things seem really dark and bleak, when people reject what you are doing, ignore your efforts or you just can't seem to break through and then you find a new way to do things and the sun shines again? 

Well I just have and it will happen again for you too.

Dreamsong flora

You have to keep trying, you have to keep pushing boundaries, you can't just sit still waiting for others to 'give you a go'.

Every single thing that I have had success with,
never ended at the destination I saw when I began.

The essence is there but I have beaten fresh paths, travelled new roads and I have been brave. I've challenged myself and I have never remained fixed in my thinking.

You do not need to know the exact address of where you want to go, just the general area and the direction. Take along a backpack full of adaptability, optimistic realism and with a bit of patience, you will get there!~

Happy Travels
Cheralyn xx

Flora Colouring In ~ 'Sydney Harbourside Flower Sketching'

Hello Colouring~In friends!!

I have been asked if I have any colouring in of me to share, well yes I do.

Here is one of me a few weeks ago sketching some Red Waratahs, Orange Banksias and Creamy White Flannel Flowers.

Flora Sydney colour in one

*click on this image to be taken to a full sized sheet for you to download 
Now these sheets of me are for personal use only and you can share them online but you must keep Cheralyn's name on them (it's in tiny grey text on the bottom) so people know who created them. 

I think Flannel Flowers are the same colour as the Opera House!
Anyway have fun colouring friends! Actually I can't wait to see how you colour me in SO~
If you want to share your finished Colour In, go to my Facebook profile and add it to my wall:

Flora headLove, Flora Flower 

Geraldton Wax ~ Floramancy

Good Morning! 

Shuffling through my deck this morning and this is what I've selected as the card of the day ~ GERALDTON WAX (Chamelaucium uncinatum) I hope you may find some light and insight there for you as well. 

Floramancy card meanings geraldton wax

This rather pretty little flower surprises most with it's waxy toughness on closer inspection. Very much a message of healing for those of us who are perhaps sometimes told we are over sensitive. It assures us that it is ok to be that way, to look that way and that it has nothing to do with what we actually are. 
It is time to speak up and set boundaries, be independent in thought and action and look within for where our path may take us next and be very careful to not be lead by people and energies which are not in our own best interest. 

Working with others is indicated but with like~minded and like~hearted honest people who are able to let all grow and shine equally. 
Be very careful also of those, (yourself included!) who are using aggression and calling it strength. 
All in all, a time to continue or finish what you have begun, to set the wheels in motion again for that which you know you must do. 

Remember, you can grow Geraldton Wax easily, especially in Australia and the plant holds the same energies always as the flower. Subtle additional meaning will come and go with the seasons but the plant still holds it's Nature Language. 
It is originally a native of Western Australia but has become widespread because of it's extremely hardy nature and our love of it as a garden favourite. it flowers now, in Winter right through until early summer. The leaves hold a beautiful earth aroma and the tiny flowers of 15 to 25mm in width are usually white, pink or mauve. 

May Nature always bless you & may you be a blessing to Nature! 
Cheralyn xx