Snowdrops Without the Snow

The snowdrops are in flower in my local woods and gardens. Delicate white bells, silently chiming the coming of Spring. But there is no snow. In previous years, January has brought at least a smattering of icy snow, even only an inch of it, to cover the grassy ground. The bright green leaves of the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Druidry and the Future

Brown, Nimue. Druidry and the Future. Independently published, 2019. Nimue Brown of the Druid Life blog is one of the most prolific Druid writers out there, and her work is consistently thought-provoking and inspiring. Druidry and the Future is intended, in Brown's words "to be an antidote to despair". It explores the ways that Druidry... Continue Reading →

Reaping what we sow

"Truth is the harvest scythe. What is sown shall be your bread." - The Egyptian Book of the Dead. Lughnasadh, or Lammas, celebrated around 1 August in the Northern hemisphere, is a festival of the harvest. It is time both to celebrate the bounty of the fields and to reflect on what it is we... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 25

Has it been a week already? Time again for my little snuffle in the Pagan forest, to see what treats I can find this week: Tadhg over at Tadhg Talks has an excellent two-part post on Looking Afresh at What we Take for Granted: Clouds. These posts reflect on how noticing and learning about everyday... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 24: Summer Solstice edition

Blessings of the Summer Solstice to you all! Here in the Northern hemisphere, we have reached the longest day, the hinge and turning point of the year, which is one of the most significant festivals for modern Pagans around the world. Those in the Southern hemisphere are celebrating the Winter Solstice today, of course, so... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 21

Ah, the joys(?) of being struck down with a cold and having nothing to do but read stuff on t'internet. What have I found this week? Firstly, it's Hedgehog Awareness Week, so it's absolutely a good time to think about how we can help this most iconic of prickly creature, who are suffering a huge... Continue Reading →

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