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Wordless Wednesday: Hanging Out with the Neighbors

Mama Racoon

We have been treated to glimpses of this mama raccoon and occasional peeks at her babies in this tree above our tiny creek. Photo by my sweetie, John. Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: Our New Neighbor

New baby

Outside our bedroom window, through the closed glass and screen, John took this lovely shot of the new baby in the camellia bush getting lunch. Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: Barred Owl at the Little River

Barred owl

Spread your wings and enjoy Wordless Wednesday. Three gorgeous shots by my sweetie John yesterday of a barred owl at our Little River, in Durham, NC. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: In Hawthorn-Time the Heart Grows Light

Hawthorn

"In hawthorn-time the heart grows light, The world is sweet in sound and sight.." from Tristram of Lyonesse, by Algernon Charles Swinburne. Blessed be. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Spring Beauty or Fairy Spud?

Spring Beauty, by John Rottet

Prized for its beauty and medicinal gifts, the Algonquins cooked the tubers like potatoes. Did they learn this from the Faery folk, hence the name? Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Many Happy Returns

Hummingbird Return

Our dear hummingbirds have returned, despite the somewhat chilly temperatures. Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: Spring Unfolding

Fiddlehead fern at Laurel Hill

May This Day Be Blessed

Framed sunrise

Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Let us join hearts and give honor to the pervasive and universal stories ... Continue Reading

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Farewell to Winter! Welcome Spring and Blessed Ostara!

Spring beginnings

Glad Bringer of Brightness, hail! Maiden of Grace, Lad of Laughter. Gifts of vigor are returning, Spring’s surprise, rainbow’s embrace. Quickened be the heart within us, Opened be our souls to grace, May the blessing be abiding. Welcome sit in every face. Caitlín Matthews, Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings

Welcome Spring!

Today is the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and Autumn Equinox in lands below the equator. We celebrate it as the lesser Sabbat named Ostara. In the northern hemisphere, this day is also known as Lady Day or Alban Eilir (in the Welsh and Druid traditions). Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Budding Spring on the Faery Path

Cusp of Spring

For Wordless Wednesday: The Great Cosmic Line-up

planetary alignment
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Wordless Wednesday: Feast of the Forest

Oyster with border

Wordless Wednesday: Autumn’s Bounty from Our Woods

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Wordless Wednesday: A Very Rainy Autumn

Another Invitation for Magical Work, Besides Tomorrow’s Candle Lighting…

Dear Magical People ~ I hope you are preparing your wreath and candles and are planning to join us tomorrow at sunset (wherever you are!) for the first week of our Solstice Sun Wreath Advent ceremony. I’ll be posting some ideas and specific suggestions tomorrow morning, for our first lighting. I don’t want to add toContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Breathe Along With Earth’s Passing Seasons

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(As usual, full screen is highly recommended.)

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Wordless Wednesday – The Final of My Series: Autumn Unfolding at Laurel Hill

You’ll need to make sure your volume is turned WAY up for the full experience. And to review past weeks, go back here, with earlier links posted one by one. Thanks for stopping by for this little series the past six weeks. ♥  

Help NC’s Best Environmental Stewards – And Have Fun, Too!

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. ~ Wendell Berry It’s time once again for the NC Conservation Network’s Annual Fundraising Auction The North Carolina Conservation Network isContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday, Week 5 of Autumn Unfolding. Plus a Surprise Visitor.

Bonus surprise – a visitor (yes, fully grown) last week who decided to rearrange our bird feeder, our recycling, and our garbage can (and contents): If you are tracking these, here’s the link to last week’s post (which has the link to the previous week, etc.)

Belated Wordless Wednesday, Autumn Unfolding at Laurel Hill, Week 4

(Due to technical issues while I’ve been away, Wordless Wednesday is (obviously) late this week. This photo, taken by John on Wednesday, at the same time of morning as all the previous weeks, is unfiltered, unretouched, with only a frame added).

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