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Resting/Samhain/Halloween | Thoughts on the Well Dressing | Deeper Within

Chalice Well well dressing Resting/Samhain/Halloween 2020
Chalice Well well dressing Resting/Samhain/Halloween 2020
Well dressing

The dressings include Thuja plicata, Pyrus (pear), purple pittosporum, Lysimachia clethroides, Spirea, Panicum elegans, amaranth, medlars, rosehips, pyracantha (orange) and callicarpa (purple) berries, Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’, Verbena bonariensis, the last of the dahlias, zinnias & chrysanthemums and pumpkins ‘Jack Be Little’, grown in our cutting garden.

Well dressing detail
Pumpkin 'Jack be Little'
Pumpkin ‘Jack be Little’

At this time of withdrawal comes opportunity to pause, to feel loss & grief, connection & value. With the stillness comes space for consideration, acceptance & transformation …

let all go – the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things – let all go

so comes love

From Let it goe.e. cummings
Chalice Well Sanctuary lit
Sanctuary lit

Whatever the Well and its dressing means to you, may this offering give you a moment or more to pause, breathe and be ~ just as you are.

With love, blessings and gratitude,


18 thoughts on “Resting/Samhain/Halloween | Thoughts on the Well Dressing | Deeper Within

  1. Beautiful beautiful beautiful as always.
    Thank you

    1. Thank you, Anita. Blessings, Penny.

  2. These are so beautiful. It gives me hope and reminds me that there is a much bigger energy out there to draw from and support oneself. The beauty of Mother Earth is still out there.
    Thank you, the timing is perfect.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments, Laurie. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Blessings, Penny.

  3. So beautiful

    1. Thank you, Graham. Blessings, Penny.

  4. Thank you so much. Being alone at home, I really appreciate those precious memories of the Well and gardens. Samhain blessings!

    1. You’re so welcome, M. Teresa. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. Blessings, Penny.

  5. Beste vrienden,

    Hartelijk dank voor het delen van deze prachtige sfeer met foto’s!
    In innige verbondenheid,

    1. You’re welcome, Luc. Blessings to you, Penny.

  6. Love and blessings this Samhain. X

    1. And to you, Gill.

  7. Wish i could be there. Thanks for sharing these photos. So i am in this hectic time in hospital where i work still close to The Well. It gives me the hope to go on. And maybe to visit it next year again. Blessed be all. And a greeting to the robin of The Well

    1. Thank you for your kind comments, Diana. We look forward to welcoming you when you are able to visit again. Blessings, Penny.

  8. Much appreciated, thank you.
    Much love ..

    1. Thank you, Ian. Love & blessings, Penny.

  9. Dear Penny, The Samhain dressings are sheer poetry. Deeply evocative and filled with every kind of beauty. Thank you for the cummings poem as well. One of my all-time favourites….

    Thank you Thank you Thank you

    Samhain Blessings to you and yours, to every being at the Chalice Well, and to us all.
    Peggy (a Chalice Well Gardens Official Poke Root Weed Picker!)

    1. You are so welcome, Peggy. Thank you for your help in the garden. Blessings to you, Penny.

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