Sometimes I Just Need to Get Out

I felt stressed the last couple of weeks. Work has been a major contributor to that, but I also credit the extreme cold. It meant a lot of time inside, shielded from the sun. When the temperatures rose to the 40s this weekend (yay, heatwave!), I heard the call of the forest and needed toContinue reading “Sometimes I Just Need to Get Out”

Walking in a Winter Wonderland 

An Cailleach is wide awake and busy! We woke to a winter wonderland.  My daughter got that excited, magical look in her eyes, and her chief goal for the day was go go outside and sled.  As for myself, I knew I had to make offerings to An Cailleach and get into the trees. IContinue reading “Walking in a Winter Wonderland “

Connecting to the Land and Learning the Land

I read an article today that captured the spirit and concern of one of my recent posts.  It relates to Britain specifically, but I see a similar disconnect between people and nature in the United States.  It amazes me how many adults (who have lived in Upstate NY all their lives) don’t know the difference betweenContinue reading “Connecting to the Land and Learning the Land”

Celebrating New Life while Reminded of Death

The transition from winter to spring was marked by a tragedy within my own community and grove. A friend, someone I started studying Paganism with back when I was in college, suddenly passed away.  It was very sudden and heartbreaking, especially as he left my friend (his wife), and their daughter on the corporeal realm.Continue reading “Celebrating New Life while Reminded of Death”

Beasts in the Woods and Chives in the Garden

I was up too late last night. Don’t judge me, but I was reading a really compelling fan fic on my phone. Just like any good story, I couldn’t put it down. On top of that, my daughter is getting over a cold. She coughs a lot which makes me toss and turn. When IContinue reading “Beasts in the Woods and Chives in the Garden”

Druidism Waxes and Wanes

December is such a busy month.  Despite my best efforts every year, my Druidic studies and routines become disrupted because of family celebrations.  Thankfully, my little tribe celebrated the Winter Solstice, but my usual morning routine of prayers, grounding, and shielding kind of went on the back burner…  Which is a shame because, Gods know,Continue reading “Druidism Waxes and Wanes”

Nature Awareness: An Cailleach Strikes Again!

The week’s stress comes to a head on Sundays, and the call from the forest is strongest then.  Come dance with the trees!  Come lose yourself in the quiet!  Come heal!  So I listen and go. It snowed last night.  Not a dusting but a proper, North Country snow.  Everything was melting over the lastContinue reading “Nature Awareness: An Cailleach Strikes Again!”