Halloween Time…

Like it! I hope you had a very cool Halloween and Samhain!

Tom's Nature-up-close Photography and Mindfulness Blog

Oh Tin Man

Being empty isn’t a bad thing

It’s a wise magical thing

that radiates compassion

The many that are so full of themselves

heartless

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017

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Never say this 5 things to your children!

I have no kids of my own, but this is very interesting!

It is so easy to break your child. Now, I don’t mean physically. When Sydney was a baby, our pediatrician told us that babies are made of rubber, it is really hard to break them. (I won’t put that person’s name here because many of you might disagree and want to send hate mail). What […]

via 5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Children — This Strange Life

Happy (late) Lammas/Lughnasadh!

Happy Lammas/Lughnasa to all! Somehow, we’ve passed high summer and autumn is already around the corner. Days shorten and nights grow longer, and the traditional harvest celebration has arrived. It rained more last winter than it had in years. And, thanks to our amending with yard and kitchen compost, the wondrous mix of minerals, organic […]

via Bringing in the Harvest — This Little Plot

Happy World Ocean Day!

Today is World Ocean Day!

It was in the oceanic deeps that the first life forms developed about 3,5 billion years ago. So, all the living beings at this planet have oceanic ancestors (humans included!)!

Never forget about it and help the oceans’ health everyday!

Because tomorrow is Beltaine…

Since May 1 lies about halfway between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice, our ancestors considered it a good time to mark the transition into summer. Indeed, in most of medieval northern Europe, which observed the Celtic calendar, May 1 was considered the beginning of summer, hence for example the Beltane festival. At the […]

via May Day Myth and Ritual: The Virgin Mary as the May Queen — Mythology Matters