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A Snowy Day….

Opening the curtains today, I was greeted by a beautiful snowy day the fields and garden looked so peaceful and quiet. It reminded me of the scenes on Christmas cards and films it was idyllic. I do however, appreciate that this is was not the case for all. Those people trying to get to work […]

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Samhain – honoured ancestors

During the darkening of the year when The veil between the worlds wears so thin And those that have gone ahead draw near Like the harvest that is gathered in During the hours of quiet reflection We may feel their silent presence still – anon

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Why Pumpkins?

As Halloween and other Autumn Celebrations approach we will begin to see the shops a wash with pumpkins. However it was not always pumpkins that were used at this time… The practice of carving Lanterns originally began in Ireland where by Ancient Celtic cultures would carve turnips. These would be used on All Hallows Eve, […]

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Autumn Blessings

I welcome all the energy of autumn into my life. Autumn is time of transformation and reflection. Like the leaves falling from their branches, my life flows and changes peacefully, and all at the perfect time. I take time in autumn to reflect on my life and where I am going in it. I have […]

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Blessed Litha!

Blessed Litha! Sacred Fire! Magical sunrise stirs desire Queen of Heaven and of Earth We celebrate your bright rebirth We see your first blessed rays In these magical solstice days Ascending cycle to fulfil Dancing on the silver hill. Lilies burn with your desire Intoxicating sprit fire As Oak and myrrh and mugwort burn Elder, […]

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Beltane Prayer

Blessed be this day of Beltane, Wedding day of the Goddess and the God. Holy day of sacred Union. The fertile Goddess of Summer walks through the land With the Great Horned God of the Forest, And the dark time of winter is behind me. * Unknown source Pinterest

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Apache Blessing

May the Sun, bring you new energy by day. May the Moon, softly restore you by night May the Rain, wash away your worries. May the Breeze, blow new strength into your being. May the walk, gently through the world and know its beauty, all the days of your life. – Apache Blessing Source: Thedailyquotes.com

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Where the Sunflowers Grow…

Sunflowers always create happy feelings for me with their wonderful colour and often towering presence. My grandchildren are always excited each year to grow their own. Checking each day to see how tall their flowers have become. The Sunflower actually originates from North America and was used by the Native Americans as a source of […]

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Mother’s Day – 26th March 2017

As Mother’s Day approaches I began to wonder where the idea originated from……… Historically Mothering Sunday was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of lent in the UK. This was a day that servants would have the opportunity to go home to see their families. They would take small gifts with them often flowers. Once home […]

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A Poem for Spring ………

And spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth`s dark breast Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest. By – Percy Bysshe Shelley – untitled

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