Friday, February 24, 2017

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!








    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Catch the Snow Moon


    Some pictures of the Snow Moon last week,
    This is the first full moon night, 
    the next few nights
    were all rain, so I'm so glad I got these pictures,



    The Snow Moon through my Faerie Tree,

    It was warm enough to sit in the 
    back gardens with a lantern lit,



    I took  this shop through an upstairs
     bedroom window,
    The neighbors tv antennae was in the way, 



    Same window, however don't know 
    what the two other orbs are,
    Could not see any stars through 
    those thunder clouds, 




    Peaking through again, 
    They huge clouds just keep
     rolling over and over,
    very Ominous looking night !!





    Friday, February 10, 2017

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    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!