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Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's All in the Family


For the first time in quite a few years, my sister Aurora Skye and I are going to be performing the Beltane ritual together. We have celebrated this sabbat before in the past in a group setting, but never only just the two of us.

And so, I have been adding the finishing touches on my seasonal decorations and re-vamping my Beltane Ritual for two in preparation for this coming weeks' celebration.

Me 'n' Aurora Skye in 2004
 
 
 


 Me, Waterfae and Rhiannon ~ Beltane 2002
 
Rhiannon with her very young son Richie (Page) in 2002
 
Draco (on left) and me (far right)
 
Draco and wife Rhiannon
 
A bit unlike our years of yesterday when all of my solitary friends and I gathered for rather large celebrations either at my home or theirs, Aurora and I will be enjoying a more peaceful, secluded Beltane this year ~ although I will always relish my wonderful memories of the past and would not trade them for anything in the world! But, regardless of whether you choose to spend this sacred holiday by yourself honoring the Lord and Lady or with others, the celebrations themselves will always have special meaning. 
 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day!




EARTH DAY

I am the Earth
And the Earth is me
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree;
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone

And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree;
And things that grow here …
Naturally

That’s why we

Celebrate this day
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear , as free;
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me

~ Jane Yolen
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/241884

Thursday, April 16, 2015

This and That ...


Greetings, my friends! I have been keeping pretty busy for the last couple of days working on my spring cleaning and putting the finishing touches on my home decorating. As with so many other of my decorations, there are some which I have kept for quite a few years as they have special meaning to me.

This beautiful set of three heart candle holders were handmade by a very talented artist friend of mine years ago for her art faire.




A gorgeous ceramic Green Man set ...


My Beltane altar for 2015 ...


And, of course, I couldn't pass up purchasing a few new pairs of shoes for springtime. After all, a gal can never have too many pairs of shoes for every occasion ...





Now the down side as it were to it all, it appears that during the past couple of months or so, I have put a few more pounds back on since I have slacked off on my serious diet and exercise. Fortunately, we have a new treadmill downstairs as our skier equipment that I had used to lose all of my weight a year ago had broken down months ago. Yep, it's time to get back on track again!

Brightest Blessings all!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

"Books are Fun" Day!


A couple of times a year, a company called, "Books are Fun" travel to my place of work and set up all of their fabulous books and other great items. I always find a few things to buy throughout the year to put aside as Yule and Christmas gifts for family and friends. Here are some of the things which I had found at the book faire ...

 "Off the Beaten Path ~ Pennsylvania: A Guide to Unique Places" and "Friends are Forever" by Marci <3

 A box of various colored marbles

Now, what do I want with marbles, you might ask? Well, I love to use them to decorate my glass candle holders and since I have just begun to bring out some of my Beltane decorations for around the house, I thought I would utilize the different shades of green, clear, and white marbles ...






Of course, I haven't quite finished my decorating as of yet, but I will perhaps post a few more pics along with my Beltane altar when I am completely done.

Have a wonderful weekend all!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

It's finally Spring!


Yup, spring has finally begun and here is how we know it to be so in our house ...
Every year around springtime, the cats behave just a little crazier than usual. Other than the obvious fact that they are constantly lying in the windows churping at the birds and such, they madly run around the entire house and have so much extra energy that they actually get on each other's nerves sometimes ... LOL!

Tabitha loves her favorite pastime ... looking out of the WINDOWS!

Haley (lying back in the corner), Midnight and Tabitha checking out the cardinal in the front yard.

Midnight 'n' Leo are becoming quite the buddies.

Midnight cuddling up to Haley


Have a great week everyone and enjoy the beautiful weather!!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter


To all of our family and friends who celebrate it, we wish you all a very Happy Easter holiday!!