Our Solstice Bouquet

We did something different this year for our “Solstice tree,” although it looks more like a “Solstice bush.”  As you may remember from recent years, I’ve felt that I should not cut a tree down for the holidays.  I don’t have a fireplace or wood stove, and I don’t have enough storage to keep itContinue reading “Our Solstice Bouquet”

Sacred Mountains

Last Friday, my husband and I returned to the sacred land of our childhood – the glorious Adirondack Mountains of Upstate, NY.  Neither of us had been born there, but we spent time there as children.  As for myself, my family seemed to travel there just about every weekend in the summers.  Most often, we swamContinue reading “Sacred Mountains”

North Country Druid: Exploring the Calcium Trail

    If you live in the Watertown area of Jefferson County, NY, and you’re looking for an easy hike to commune with nature away from the crowds that usually populate Thompson Park, I highly suggest the Calcium Trail.  Right off Rt. 11, it’s very accessible and relatively private.  There’s a parking lot and theContinue reading “North Country Druid: Exploring the Calcium Trail”

North Country Druid: Thousand Islands Land Trust Hosts “Green Movie Night”

When I first started this blog five years ago, it was originally called “North Country Pagan” because I wanted it to reflect my experiences finding things relevant to Paganism and Pagan culture in Northern NY.  My blog title eventually changed because I wanted to narrow my focus more on my spiritual path of choice, butContinue reading “North Country Druid: Thousand Islands Land Trust Hosts “Green Movie Night””

Purification

It’s very common for women who are breastfeeding to live menstruation-free for several months after the birth of their babies.  Well, after nearly ten months (the first, after birth, is a bloody business too), my body is getting back to its cycles.  It’s annoying, but the female body menstruates for a reason.  I know that’sContinue reading “Purification”

Why Earth Hour is Still Relevant to Me

Earth Hour has come and gone on the East Coast of the USA.  I believe this is my sixth year participating.  I remember the first year my husband (then fiance) and I took part.  We turned all the lights off and went for a lovely evening stroll.  This year, although things are warming up, it’s aContinue reading “Why Earth Hour is Still Relevant to Me”

Samhain Harmony

I keep seeing or hearing people discuss how they feel Samhain and/or  Halloween should be celebrated.  Some say it’s too scary; others that it isn’t scary enough.  Some call for more reverence for the ancestors; others feel the holiday has become too somber in Pagan culture.  Those later folk embrace the carnival nature that secularContinue reading “Samhain Harmony”

Pregnant Pagan: It’s Here!

I have some thoughts brewing about my impending move and my garden, but I can’t help but gush!  Huzzah!  My new Hygeia breast pump is here! With all my talk about desiring a natural birth, it probably won’t be a surprise that I also hope to breast feed.  A friend of mine actually gave meContinue reading “Pregnant Pagan: It’s Here!”

Magical Ingredients – At What Cost?

Recently on Facebook, someone posted a story and the headline read that the black rhino was now extinct.  The story must have been hyperbolized, because my reading revealed that the black rhino is extinct in certain regions but not entirely (thank the Gods!).  They are critically endangered and some still exist in captivity or inContinue reading “Magical Ingredients – At What Cost?”

Do What You Can

It’s Earth Day once more, and many people, Pagan and non, are doing their best to honor the Mother.  Whether it’s Earth Day, Earth Hour, Arbor Day, or what have you, one should definitely take these observances as reminders of what we should be doing every day.  Honoring the Earth Mother, and attempting to live inContinue reading “Do What You Can”