Here are some of the medicine dolls that have been birthing over the Spring Equinox - definitely a colourful tribe! Yesterday we travelled to the natural spring at Mt Donna Buang in Victoria to draw water for new essences. I took a doll with me into the trees beside the spring and asked for a blessing to travel with her to her new keeper. As I took her photo (you can see Fox behind her) a thick mist fell over the spring and lyrebirds began to call to each other. I am sure that one of these lyrebirds was calling in exactly the same spot the last time we visited. As I sat in the mist listening to him I thought about how ancient this species is and how they are regarded as the record keepers of the forest - a sonic library of sound. I recorded him singing and mimicking at least 10 different bird calls including kookaburra on our Instagram - here's a link to our page to hear his amazing repertoire.
Today I am thinking about this doll who I've called Blessing of the Spring and how she now carries a couple of notes of the Lyrebird's music in her being or was it the Lyrebird singing her into being?