Today is the Spring Equinox! Enjoy! 🙂
The winter solstice was yesterday! Happy Yule for all!
Happy Equinox for all! Enjoy!
This festival celebrates the first harvests (grains and first fruits). The Sun is losing strength and the Earth’s generative force is also beginning to become weak…
Reblogging: Today is Midsummer!
Because today the sun is at its peak at the Northern Hemisphere! It´s the longest day of the year! Happy Solstice! 🙂
A very good idea for Beltane (by the way, Happy Beltane for all!)!
The most obvious association with Beltain is the May blossom – the hawthorn flower, traditionally collected and brought into homes for this festival. Hawthorn is most reliably found as a hedgerow plant, so walking in country lanes around the start of May is the easiest way to find it. Blackthorn is also in blossom, and both hawthorn and blackthorn have white flowers, but they are easy to tell apart – blackthorn flowers before it leafs, whereas hawthorn flowers after its leaves are open.
For me, finding the hawthorn flowers is not the key thing for this festival. Instead, I’m drawn to the woodland flowers. It’s at this time of year – before the leaves are all out – that woodlands come into flower. My holy trinity of bluebell, wild garlic, and wood anemone fill the woods with scents and colours. There are places where vast swathes of bluebells all come up…
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