It’s officially spring, but we still have snow on the ground here. All the same, signs of spring abound if you look! There are buds on the trees, the chives have sprouted, and several song birds have returned. Having only lived in this house since the late summer, this is our first spring here. TheContinue reading “Mysteries”
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It’s amazing – and downright magical – how life emerges from a tiny seed and produces such beauty. After several weeks of waiting and tending, my peas have produced these beautiful blossoms. Indeed, many of the plants in my garden are showing signs of growth. Can you believe that we had snow on the groundContinue reading “Pea Blossom”
One Last Harvest?
I love autumn. The weather is exactly how I like it, the changing leaves are so inspiring, and the mosquitos and poison ivy are less of a concern when I take nature walks. I also really enjoy winter. Sweaters, hot cocoa, cooking hot dinners that warm the whole house up … Yet as An CailleachContinue reading “One Last Harvest?”
Nature Awareness: Deer and Coming Spring
Off to the forest with offerings tucked in my coat pocket, I trudged through the snow. Though much of it has melted, certain areas, especially the places between human dwellings and the forest, are still very deep. Movement was slow and difficult without snowshoes. As always, I thought of my spirit animal, the white tailedContinue reading “Nature Awareness: Deer and Coming Spring”
Dare I Believe That Spring is Here?
As I type this, it’s 54° F outside. It’s beautiful and feels amazing! The frogs in the nearby marsh are awake and singing their little hearts out! I was just puttering about my patio in a maternity t-shirt, emptying old pots of soil into bigger containers. My plan is to bring a tarp to theContinue reading “Dare I Believe That Spring is Here?”
A Walk in the Forest
When I woke up this morning, I felt the forest calling. As if to emphasize it, a crow cawed as I shared my feelings about it on Twitter. Now that the wind isn’t so biting and the ground not so slippery, I could no longer ignore the calling to get back into the forest.Continue reading “A Walk in the Forest”
Imbolc, Candlemas, and Crepes
“Imbolc Crepe” photographed by Weretaod 2012 Although I was feeling too ill for serious ritual and meditation on the first of February, the calendrical beginning of Imbolc for many Pagans, I was feeling a little more ambitious on the second, what I consider to be the day my personal observations wind down. I was stillContinue reading “Imbolc, Candlemas, and Crepes”
Nine Moons – 6th Night Retreat
Tonight I did an uncrossing ritual as part of my retreat. It was great to bring together so many materials I’ve been creating over the past month into one ritual. I used some of my homemade incense with charcoal. Am I the only one who has trouble using charcoal discs? They are a pain inContinue reading “Nine Moons – 6th Night Retreat”
When I originally started this blog (when it was on Blogger) it was partially dedicated to getting used to the North Country. I’ve been up here for nearly two years and it’s been an adjustment moving away from dear family and friends, favorite hangouts, and such. I still miss home and am continually amazed atContinue reading “Fun Times”
The chill is lessening. The beginnings of buds are showing on the trees. The snow is melting. The ground is visible and it’s muddy. It rained this afternoon. Spring is coming! Can you feel the excitement in the air?