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
Our dear hummingbirds have returned, despite the somewhat chilly temperatures. Continue Reading
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
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
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
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 to
(As usual, full screen is highly recommended.)
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. ♥
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 is
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.)
(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).
Approximately same time of the morning, week 2 here.