This spring I have finally had to admit that its time to let go of my very first garden guardian, little friend Turtle. He was so lovely in his early years...
... but not so much anymore. Sun, snow, dropping tree branches, neighbors burying their electric cable and dumping dirt and rocks on him in the process, have laid friend Turtle low. Bleached out, broken shell, he's been in sad shape for a couple of years now, but its taken me until this spring to find the perfect new guardian for the herb garden, although I half-heartedly started looking last year.
But when I saw this little owl, I knew the goddess Blodeuwedd was making Herself known to me once more. What could be more perfect than an owl, Her animal aspect, to sit on the offering stone on the east (air) side of my herb garden to guard it? Blodeuwedd herself was made of herbs and flowers, so it seems very auspicious to have Her blessing upon my garden.
When I placed the little owl on the offering stone at the entrance of my little herb garden, I briefly welcomed Blodeuwedd and asked for her blessing and protection; however, I plan on doing a much more formal welcome and dedication to Her at Beltaine, which I consider her Sabbat, as she is a May Queen. But for now, I feel pleased and comforted to have found the perfect new guardian for the garden.
This post is part of the alphabetical topic series for the Pagan Blog Project.
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