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Wordless Wednesday: The Turning

With a forecast of our first freeze on Friday, I pause to say goodbye to the exuberant annuals that have graced our cottage. I bow to the turning. Continue Reading

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Faith, Hope, and Charity – August, 2017

Tera Thomas at Hummingbird Farm

Last year, I’d started a monthly blog feature, highlighting causes, people, and organizations worthy of your help. Today, I’m so happy to resume it. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Fragrant, Fertile Greening

Clematis Threshold, by John Rottet

The Green Veil spreads across our woods and gardens at Laurel Hill Cottage. Won’t you pause a moment today, and cherish the fragrant touch of Spring? Continue Reading

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Welcome Glad Bringer of Brightness! Blessed Ostara!

Ostara Spring rebirth

The Wheel has turned. What will you give birth to? What will you grow in your heart’s garden? Wishing you a blessed, hopeful new beginning for Ostara! Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Laurel Hill Cottage In Winter

It has been a while since I posted a Wordless Wednesday, but the images that John has made of our beautiful snowfall are too good not to share. Enjoy. Continue Reading

Peace on Earth, Good Will to All — No Exceptions!

In the old days, we would come downstairs, calling out “Christmas gift! Christmas gift!” to one another. May we each be a blessed gift to the world. Continue Reading

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Sunday Inspiration: Today I Rise

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“The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present to what is happening in the world.” – Joanna Macy..So rise up with me, sisters. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Basking In the Stillness of Late Summer

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: The Sentinel

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: Our New Neighbor

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

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

“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: Magical Waters

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It’s Wordless Wednesday. Stop by today for 3 minutes of art, beauty, and serenity. Take the waters with me, and replace your stress with inspiration. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Spring Beauty or Fairy Spud?

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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A Slightly Belated, but Heartfelt Happy Birthday to All You Gorgeous Taurus People

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead. George Lucas (Sun and Ascendant in Taurus) Happy (slightly belated) Birthday to all you beautiful Taurus people! The Sun moved into your sign Tuesday! If you are a Taurus, you areContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Cosmic Dancers

The ancients named our closest planetary neighbor for the Goddess of love and beauty. In seeing how our two worlds dance in space, they chose wisely.

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Wordless Wednesday: Budding Spring on the Faery Path

Never Mind That Obscure Martyr – Today Belongs to Venus Aphrodite

Venus Aphrodte

This is an encore post from past years with a few pertinent updates. In the name of blessed Aphrodite, let us reclaim this day of love in the true spirit of celebration, honoring the divine gift of all love. All pleasure. Consensual unions only, of every kind. Warmest merriments and blessings to you! ~ BethContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Our Camellias Think Winter is Over

 

Wordless Wednesday: Breathe Along With Earth’s Passing Seasons

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