Monday, June 23, 2014

Winged Creatures

After a rainy cold week the Goddess of Litha gave us a beautiful warm, sunny 
Solstice Day !!

I am doing the final set up for all the Goddesses and Faeries  to arrive,
set up tables, chairs, etc. 


SPELL:
Spell I Wish,
Spell I Might,
Bring the Magick in the Garden Tonight,
Or Else !




Tables, chairs, Cauldron, 




Hatters Tea, 


Path's mowed, barn side decorated, 


Chair of the Faerie ready, a message in a bottle on the chair, 



Woodland Goddesses  arriving,


Rainbow Goddess,


Can you guess who this Goddess is?
(answer following post)



Beautiful Faeries,



Beautiful Woodland Faerie, 


This Faerie sitting with the Prince of my Gardens under the dome of the throne !

Daughter and Mother Faerie's, 

SPELL:
May the breezes of the meadow keep
blowing the mosquitoes to your neighbor


Sweet little Faeries, (well, actually a Captain Hook Faerie), 


Love the mosquito (bad Faeries) pack hooked to the wings !

SPELL:

Life is a circle, it never ends, Live it with peace joy and especially friends,
To gather together in celebration and love, 
To create wishes and spells and dreams from above,
To our Longest Day !



Gather in a circle, writing spells, 
When it is time to "Write a Spell", everybody panics and gets nervous that they don't know 
how or have never heard of writing spells before. I reassure them and show examples of last years
spells. I am always amazed that the one's who said they could not write a spell are usually
the "Best" Spell !! 

SPELL:
May the Secret Garden Gnome sneak into your garden in the still of the night and 
bring with him Good Fortune,
Remember if you find him you must pass him on in the still of the Night!



Reading the Spells out loud, anonymously,
SPELL:
Moon and Stars, Purple and Black,
My dress is tight,
I'm glad for the end of the Night !




Time to do the "White Elephant" Garden Gift Exchange !

SPELL:

Goddess of Beauty, Make me a cutie,
Life after "50", I need a Lifty !!


Many stayed till dusk when all the candles and lights and Fire Fly's came out,
So much fun, neighbors, friends and co-workers,
what a wonderful group of fun, creative people !
Can't believe they are all right here in my own neighborhood!


The End !

PS.  The name of the Goddess with the curtain rod Wings?
Goddess of Window Treatments !!! Of course!
LOL !

One more Spell:
Frogs and Snakes and Lizards Slime,
All in a potion with a lime,
Served on ice in a really tall glass!







Saturday, June 21, 2014

Merry Litha !



Lets see what the Faerie Folk bring today and tonight to help us
celebrate the Solstice !

Within this longest night of the year, the clouds are parting to bring 
sun and warmth only for this day after a week of clouds, cold and rain.
Stopping for only today and then returning tomorrow and most of the next week!

How fortunate for us in this part of the country to be sunny and dry today!

Spirts are high awaiting the Solstice Celebration!

Have a Great One!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Solstice Party for 2015

I am getting my house and gardens ready for my yearly Summer Solstice Celebration.

I invite the neighbors, co-workers and friends.
It has morphed into quite the party over the years, to the point now 
where everyone starts planning 6 months out, looking for their Goddess
attire for the next party!!!






Next year, 2015, I want to bring it to my blog and have a 
Summer Solstice Blog Party !!! 
The older I get the harder it is to actually get out in the 
gardens and work the beds, so thought this would be a 
fun alternative. 


Goddesses, food, "white elephant garden gifts", spells, and fun,
Here is one of my recipe's:

"Thyme in a Bottle"
Under a full moon, light a green candle and mix the following in a glass decanter:
1 sprig of fresh Thyme
1 sprig fresh Oregano
1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp sugar (optional, to taste)
Cover decanter tightly and shake while chanting:
"Full Moon and candles, Magick times three we summon the power, 
so mote it be!"
Enjoy your Thyme, drizzle over fresh vegetables or salad, store at room temperature.

What do you all think? Would this be a fun "linky" party?

Meanwhile we will have a fun party here and I will be posting pictures next week,
Hope you will come back and enjoy the fun with me,

Happy Solstice!
Celeste



Monday, June 9, 2014

Am I going MAD ?


Things are starting to look a little Mad around here, finally, we have had some, 
nice hot days to make flowers bloom,

So...... I am a bit off my tea trying to plan my Mad Tea with Vanessa, 


So thought perhaps a "walk around",  would bring me inspiration, 



The foliage plants are looking marvelous..... however.........,


The blooming flowers are so late this year!
Although, I did have a visit from a silly little Hummingbird the other day,
A Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly yesterday, 
And a very well dressed Goldfinch this afternoon!


The spring wildflowers have already bloomed, now for the 
perennial's to take over


Oh, there is hope here for some wonderful whimsy!
I shall have to contemplate the possibilities !
I believe I have been inspired ! Can't wait to see what I may do!


Until then everyone, Happy Mad Tea Planning!
Celeste


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