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Don’t miss out: This exclusive offer is my donation on behalf of the North Carolina Conservation Network’s annual fundraiser. Auction ends SOON! Continue Reading

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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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The Owling Time

Today’s post is for my Owl sisters and brothers, and all who wish to see more deeply into the Nature of things. Blessings of the gathering Dark. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Sweet, Endangered, Elusive Wood Thrush Visits

The sweet song of the wood thrush is unmistakable, but increasingly rare, as they are very endangered. Also famously elusive, we were lucky this day. Continue Reading

Merry Mabon! Generous Be the Heart Within Us, Open be Our Hands to All

Blessed Mabon! As we harvest the bounty of the Goddess, let us be sure to give back, make an offering, and do good for others at every opportunity. 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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It’s Midsummer’s Eve, So Let Us Make Merry – We Dance This Night With the Magick of Faery!

Tonight is a powerfully magical cusp, as we come to a sacred threshold. The Wheel of Time turns, the Light reaches its climax. Come celebrate with me. Continue Reading

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Wishing You a Merry May Eve and Joyful Beltane

Blessings of May Eve and Beltane! Let us celebrate this magical time together, knowing we are blessed by countless ancestors and Divine Ones as we do. Continue Reading

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Why This Earth Day – Gaia’s Day – Matters More That Ever Before

We honor Gaia the Goddess, and Gaia. the science, on this holy day. Like all good mothers, She teaches us rules and boundaries so that we may thrive. 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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Wordless Wednesday: Welcoming the Spring Beauty

As the budding of early Spring opens in our Laurel Hill woods, one of our earliest visitors is the ephemeral wildflower, Spring Beauty. Photo by John. 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

Wordless Wednesday: Now Starring Throughout Our Laurel Hill Woods

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

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

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

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

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

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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