It’s peak greening time – halfway between spring equinox and summer solstice. Everything is growing apace. The nikaus are brightly spreading their fans,

pohutukawas are pushing out new, light green foliage,

and everywhere, the cabbage trees are flowering.

A profuse flowering is said to be a forerunner to a long, hot summer.

And in the bush, the hen and chicken fern is putting out lots of little babies. Each ‘chicken’ will grow into a whole new fern. Beltane is associated with procreation and fertility, and that’s exactly what nature is demonstrating.
I invite you to wear a sprig of green in your buttonhole tomorrow, October 31, and celebrate high spring.