Twelve Days of Yule – Day Four

Today is the fourth day of Three Crane Grove’s “Yule Along,” and I’m still following! Today is a day to honor the Nature Spirits. Here in Northern NY, it’s certainly a good day to do that. We’re experiencing a big ice storm. The ice casing everything outside is literally 1/2 to 3/4 of an inchContinue reading “Twelve Days of Yule – Day Four”

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?”

Icy Window

  We woke up to any icy world. An Cailleach exhaled her frosty breath over Northern NY and made it glisten. The trees shimmered like glass and the grass looked sugar dusted. As I scraped the car, I noticed how the ice fell away, tinkling like marbles. Winter’s hold is weakening, but this reminder ofContinue reading “Icy Window”

Lughnasadh 2012 at Muin Mound Grove

“Balor Archery Target” painted and photographed by Weretoad, 2012 We spent Saturday with my grove mates to celebrate Lughnasadh.  It was wonderful to see them after staying with my family for the Summer Solstice.  We held our traditional Lughnasadh games!  They were more low-key and less structured this year. We had other activities planned thisContinue reading “Lughnasadh 2012 at Muin Mound Grove” Rain makes everything better. « Chronic Awesome

I usually meditate to silence or my own drumming.  Occasionally I’ll use a recording.  If you’re like Chronic Awesome, you may prefer a natural recording to Eastern-inspired music.  I think it’s safe to say that most of us on an animistic path enjoy “live performances” by Nature when it comes to sound, but if you’reContinue reading “ Rain makes everything better. « Chronic Awesome”

Why is there suffering?

It’s Pagan Values month in the blogosphere and, while I’ve been doing my best to keep up on some of the contributions, I’ve stayed on the sidelines as far as participation is concerned.  I don’t know what I have to say that hasn’t been said.  I also don’t know if I could articulate it veryContinue reading “Why is there suffering?”

Ferreted Away!

As it turns out, my journal was not fairied away – it was ferreted away.  Having thought I looked in every conceivable place, I realized I never looked under the television stand.  The ferrets are notorious for hoarding things there – slippers, shoes, balls, wallets…  They are a naughty pair of carpet sharks! Needless toContinue reading “Ferreted Away!”