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Wordless Wednesday: Now Starring Throughout Our Laurel Hill Woods

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With lots of rain and cooler temps, the wild mushrooms at Laurel Hill are plentiful! My sweetie is a trained forager, and found these a few days ago. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Selkie Folk Say Hello

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Our ancestors knew that the oceans were haunted with the magic of the Selkie folk - wild seals that would shape-shift to human. Could this be one? Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: September Solar Eclipse Opened the Door

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On Sept. 1, the New Moon ushered in a pair of eclipses, starting with this annular solar eclipse. This week's Lunar eclipse is the second of the pair. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Basking In the Stillness of Late Summer

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On a recent walk down our hill to the river, my sweetie noticed Sister Turtle basking in the sun. Like her, may we pause and savor Summer's pleasures. Blessings! Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: If Change Is In the Wind, Let Me Soar

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In July, John took this photo of Sister Blue Heron, as she flew along the Little River, just down the hill from our Laurel Hill Cottage. Change is in the wind. Continue Reading

Today is Astronomical Lughnasadh – Halfway Between Solstice and Equinox

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Since today is the astronomical mid-point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox, I am encoring my favorite poem that suits Lughnasadh so well. Blessings. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: A Three Minute Prayer for Peace

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Can you spare three minutes today to still yourself, open your heart, and pray for peace? Accompanied by stunning landscapes and music, let us do so. Blessed be. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: A Timely Visit from Owl Guardian

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My owl guardian has been nearby, calling at night, and communing with me during the afternoons. Her blessings and protection are humbly accepted. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Mercury Transit of May, 2016

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Today's Wordless Wednesday is a flashback to May of this year, as a reminder of how mystery and majesty are always there, when we remember to look. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Sentinel

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For over a week, we've been hearing a constant cacophony of hawk cries all throughout our Laurel Hill woods. John snapped this shot over our driveway. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Hanging Out with the Neighbors

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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

Wordless Wednesday: Spring Unfolding

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May This Day Be Blessed

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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!

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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

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