Equinox planting

Equinox planting

 At our spring equinox celebration, one of the women gave everyone a little clay dish. We didn’t know what was going to be put into it, until after a mysterious box was passed around.   It was dark inside the box, and there was little to be seen. But...
Equinox eggs

Equinox eggs

 Happy spring equinox!  Light and dark are equal today, in balance.  Out at the bach, bluebells are flowering and the hen and chickens ferns are covered in tiny ‘chicks’.  The light will now increase until summer solstice. Today after...
Green heart beats on the beach

Green heart beats on the beach

 Wear green, they said, and I did.  Head out to the west coast, they said, and I did. Don’t mind the weather, they said, and I brought my umbrella, which luckily turned out to be green.  I didn’t need a speech on climate change, and nor did...
When spring hides her face

When spring hides her face

 When spring hides her face, disappearing behind veils of rain, I create altars.  Not altars in the religious sense, but rather altars in homage to nature, and the seasons.  This is the definition I give in my book, ‘A Cup of...
Flowering friendships

Flowering friendships

 I’m so lucky to have a birthday that falls on the threshold of spring,  when all of nature is bursting into a song of welcome. This year, I was so busy with the birthing of the littlest one, nearly four weeks early, that at first I thought I had no...