Category: observation

House Martins

These little beauties all came to pick at the crumbs left by fellow bank holiday revellers. I was on the seafront at Hornsea, resting my weary bones after a meander on the wet and glorious beach. As I sat quietly, the martins waited until…

Apperley Bridge Marina Charity Day

I’m very chuffed to have a stall at Saturday’s charity event at Apperley Bridge Marina! I’ll be taking my books, jewellery and other items, and I’ll be sharing my space with an artisan baker and the artist who did the cover art for my…

Merry Lughnasadh 

Despite the rainy intervals, these gorgeous swifts managed to catch some respite during a sunny spell, drying themselves in Lugh’s light.  I’m spending Lughnasadh, also the time of Lammas and the first harvest, camping with family near a farm in Skipton. We are enjoying…

Online Lughnasadh Festival

Ah Lughnasadh! The height of summer, a time of fun and games, the rise of the competitive spirit and a time to truly honour our ancestors, just as Lugh honoured his mother at this time. I could smell it this morning; that sweetness in…

Bee on Self Heal

I’m writing about Self Heal, prunella vulgaris,  for next month’s Pagan Pages. I’m lucky enough to have some of the herb crawling over my lawn, and was even luckier to get this lovely visitor when I popped out to get some photos:

A Visit from Ratatoskr

This beauty was in my garden first thing, calmly surveying her surroundings and ignoring my cat who was clumsily stalking her. I’m fairly sure this is a female; the males usually have a much bushier tail. In Norse mythology the squirrel Ratatoskr is actually…

Spring Treasure

I’m languishing in bed feeling sorry for myself at the moment, however at the start of the Easter break I did manage to get out and about a bit. Nathan and I had a lovely walk to our local town, via the woods that…

Talking with the Morning

Monday Morning Moods I read an article in the e-zine I write for (Pagan Pages), about speaking with our morning spirits. I liked the article because it encourages you to address your own moods in a morning, and points out that it doesn’t matter…

Someone Saying ‘Hello’

Online Imbolc Festival 

Please come and join me and plenty of others at the Pagan Federation Online Imbolc Festival! There are talks by Jenny Luddington, Robin Herne, Alex Bear, Viviane, Debi Gregory, Andy Rycroft-Price and myself. I’ll be continuing my exploration into dealing with anxiety whilst being a…

Imbolc Offerings 

Imbolc Flowers

I was looking back through some old posts and was delighted with the flowers and offerings I photographed in 2014, so here they are again. How will you be celebrating the coming spring?