Celestial February: Snow and Sunset from the Heavens

Finally! A real Snow Day. Today was much more than a “dusting” – roads were declared slick and dangerous, schools were canceled, and I stayed home from work to avoid the mess. I’ll make it up tomorrow. I was able to able to get some nice winter shots on my walk to the nearby creek…

A Blessed Imbolc

Busy. Busy. Busy. That’s what I’ve been yesterday, today, and will be tomorrow. It’s the sabbat of Imbolc – a celebration of reawakening and renewal; hence a good time for early “spring cleaning.”I spent the late afternoon into most of last night rearranging my furniture and cleaning in my bedroom. I gave it a makeover,…

The Month for Dreaming

“January is the month for dreaming.” – Jean Hersey I came across this quote a couple years ago and thought it really fit. I’ve been “dreaming” all this month, as I usually do in January, but it’s especially significant and the focus this year. This is the most positive, most hopeful mindset I’ve been in…

Wheel of Fortune for New Year’s

A couple weeks ago I opened a fortuneless fortune cookie. At first I thought it was probably considered a “bad omen”, but after looking it up online, it’s apparently the opposite. Getting a fortuneless fortune cookie is supposed to be good luck because you are “owed a fortune” and something good is supposed to happen…

Another Heartbreak for the End of the Year

I don’t even know how to start this post.  I don’t want to start it, for one thing. With what has happened in the past few weeks, I have lost the desire to write rather than being compelled to it.  It’s a matter of having so much to say and so little emotional strength left…