Thursday, February 22, 2018

Underground Network !!!

One if the books I am currently reading is,
The Hidden Life of Trees, 
Author:  Peter Wohlleben,



It is fascinating !!!!
I have always felt there was 
a human connection, sensitivity, 
 to the trees,  now I am sure there is !

Trees have friendships with other trees,
Trees give off scents and tastes through their leaves, 

Just a couple things I am reading about,
however always suspected, 

When my father owned the 40 acres of woods,
I would arrive to the old stone house,
I could actually sense the Welcome from 
the Conifers and Hardwoods as I would 
get out of the car,

I actually would greet them, talk to them,
when I would arrive for the weekend,
they were full grown, mature,
 30 feet tall, gentle giants, 
by the time we had to sell the property,
It was so sad, 

 I had such a feeling that I  
belonged to them ! 


My only consolation is that I did
bring back some White Pine, Spruce,
Ferns, a Maple, from the property to
my own gardens, 

Flooding, no heat, sweeping water
here, However can see the dirt and '
grass, a couple more days of 
near 50 degree weather will 
lift the Spirits, Faerie's in my 
Gardens, 
Have a Great Week !




Thursday, February 15, 2018

Waiting for Ostara

When everything is Frozen 


The ice is piling up 



Its time to try to find some relief in sight! 



Make your favorite Soda Bread, 





  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup currants, raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/2-1 tbs caraway seeds (OPTIONAL)
  • 2 cups buttermilk

  • mix dry then moist, kneed into a ball, 
  • wash with one beaten egg, bake, 350 for 35 minutes





  • Craft a wreath to warm your 
    hearth and heart, 


    Or make some Herbal sachets 
    for scenting the stale winter lair!
    Made from last seasons dried 
    herbs are always good 
    to keep the end of winter bugs away!
    Lavender, Wormwood, Cinnamon, 
    Cloves, each alone or all 
     together in a fabric pouch, 
    either glue the sides or 
    sew by hand or on a machine. 


    Start your seeds for your garden  future 
    In the promise that all 
    this cold will be in the past, 
    Reminding you to look ahead, 
    not to dread,

    Cold of winter, 
    Ice and snow,
    Seeds to sow, 
    Will make you Go! 

    Blessed Be!








    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    What the Heart Wants?


    How many times do I have a yearning for ............

    s..o..m..e..t..h..i..n..g.................



    Not always sure WHAT................
    Just Something.............
    Does this ever happen to you?  





    Perhaps Love..........


    However not necessarily...............
    I have Love......
                         Family........
                                    Friends..............
                                                                
    So WHAT is the WHAT?.................

    Then I realize....... 
    "What "My" Heart Wants"...............

    Especially this time of year,
     in the bleak of Snow and Wind


    It really  isn't all that Mysterious.......




    However it can be..............


    Magickal....




    Soothing...........


    Luminous..........


    Mystical..........



    Or............just plain old Cabin Fever?.........

             Or,  in this case
     Garden Fever?........................

    Yes..................

    This is the "What" !!!!!

    Sigh............

    I think it will be a long season for me,






    How about you?
    What is your "What" this time of year?

    Until then............
    Mid Imbolc  Blessings to You!