Three Things Thursday: May Bushes, an Easy Bealtaine Garland, and More to Read,

May Bushes I’m sad that my grove is unable to celebrate Bealtaine in person this year. That means no Maypole, a tradition many modern Pagans enjoy during this holiday season. While not originally an Irish tradition, Maypoles are an import from other European countries like Germany and England. Over the last couple years, I adoptedContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: May Bushes, an Easy Bealtaine Garland, and More to Read,”

Three Things Thursday: Wild Remedies, Writing Outside, and Nettles

Wild Remedies I’m thrilled that the new book, Wild Remedies, by Rosalee de la Foret and Emily Han, arrived at my home this week. It is gorgeous! You can see me flip through it on my Instagram. I’m so glad it came out just as the land is waking up around me. Now I justContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Wild Remedies, Writing Outside, and Nettles”

Incense of the Land

At the end of March, I discovered an eastern hemlock tree in our yard was weeping resin. This is quite common in the spring, especially if trees have a wound. I found smaller globs on the white pine in front of our house, but the hemlock must have lost a branch or something. I collectedContinue reading “Incense of the Land”

Working with the Land

This weekend, I did something I’ve been wanting to do for a few years – I started an asparagus bed. Having come to appreciate the nutritious veggies as an adult, it’s a bit surprising that I hadn’t looked into growing them before! You’ve seen photos of my garden, right? It just seems like something I’dContinue reading “Working with the Land”

Three Things Thursday: Virtual Vernal Equinox, Devotionals with my Daughter, and a Writing Update

Welcome to Three Things Thursday – your weekly dose of three mini posts in a larger post. Virtual Vernal Equinox: Life changed quickly due to Covid-19, and my grove adapted with an online ritual. Unlike other instances when we did virtual rites, I did all the parts. I wanted to make it as stress-free asContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Virtual Vernal Equinox, Devotionals with my Daughter, and a Writing Update”

Three Things Thursday: Growing Food, an Equinox Scavenger Hunt, and a New Excerpt

Once more, I’m squishing three mini blog posts together into a big one for your viewing pleasure! Here you’ll find some musings on the Spring Equinox, an activity for you to do with the little ones during isolation, and a new excerpt from an upcoming short story! Growing Food   My seeds from Pinetree GardenContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Growing Food, an Equinox Scavenger Hunt, and a New Excerpt”

Embracing Hope

The last few days have been tense. My county currently has zero confirmed cases of the new corona virus, my state has quickly jumped to the top of the pile. While schools just a couple hours away are closing for two to three weeks, we’re all waiting and trying to maintain normalcy. We see theContinue reading “Embracing Hope”

Three Things Thursday: Low-Key Full Moon, Plush Tree Spirit, and a New Excerpt

Once more, three mini posts inside a big one! Trying to remain positive in light of a lot of anxiety at the moment. A Low-Key Full Moon I had plans for the full moon, and they collapsed, much as I did into bed, that night. The impact of losing an hour is amazing (on top ofContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Low-Key Full Moon, Plush Tree Spirit, and a New Excerpt”

Seasons Within Seasons

As my path is bound to the land, I continually work to pay attention to the seasons. In Druidry and other polytheistic paths, we tune into the cycles. Tradition emphasizes agricultural shifts, but they are always linked to whatever song the bioregion is singing at the time. In elementary school, teachers taught us about theContinue reading “Seasons Within Seasons”