The blizzard in Northern NY stopped this afternoon and we had some time to go out and clean up. The sun even came out for a bit! Bee and I took advantage of this to have some fun in the snow. We made a big pile and, inspired by this fun post I found onContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Honor the Nature Spirits with a Snow Person”
An Cailleach is wide awake in Northern New York, ready to teach us humility and patience. May we all learn gracefully this season! Hail and welcome!
Despite what the modern calendar tells you, winter is here in Upstate NY. We’ve received snow. An Cailleach is wide awake, shaking the dust out of her skirts and cloaks. While she has yet to show her full power, it’s coming. You can feel it in the chilly air. While the snow isn’t sticking forContinue reading “Winter Has Come”
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?”
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”
The previous weekend, I went out into the forest. I needed it. I was feeling some cabin fever. We’ve had snow on top of snow on top of snow. Furthermore, I had had a terrible, no good, very bad night the day before. The forest was calling my name. I was already trudging throughContinue reading “Nature Awareness: Pure Joy”
On Saturday night, Northern Rivers Protogrove gathered to celebrate Samhain and honor the Ancestors. We decided to have the rite indoors as the rain and cold were quite intense. We are aiming to be more family-friendly and we wanted the little ones to be safe and comfortable. I used to look down my nose atContinue reading “Samhain with Northern Rivers, 2013”
I had a girls’ day out today with my friend Miss Corinne of A Green(ish) Life. I’d not seen her since New Year’s Eve, so it was really nice to catch up in person. FB is no replacement for a true social-outing! She’s involved with conservation efforts in the Thousand Islands Land Trust, and thereforeContinue reading “The Intersection of Nature Photography, Conservation, and Druidism”