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Caturday Thoughts – Leaving the Nest

The robins have all fledged now. A few days ago I saw the mother in the yard  with the last one, still tiny bits of fluff between the feathers. I was afraid he was made to leave before he was … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Humans work, cats nap

The irises are blooming now. The catnip is getting tall enough to cut. This is welcomed in our house far more than the mint,  the lovage  or the rue. Yesterday the skies finally cleared and I worked on organizing my … Continue reading

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Ostara

Spring by the calendar, regardless of the weather. This year the spring equinox, Ostara, comes on March 20th at 12:10 AM. We are predicted to have rain, sleet and snow showers and more below freezing nights for these beginning days … Continue reading

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Beltane

The first of May is a holiday with both ancient roots and a completely modern aspect. As a person fond of traditional festivities I celebrate it as Beltane, as the Gaelic first day of summer was known. One practice I … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Spring Rain

A long day is ending. The cats are arrayed around me on the futon, sleeping as I write except for Simba, purring loudly as my elbow, nudging and bumping for petting. I am listening to Projekt Erde 11:11. The cats … Continue reading

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Relief at Last

My garden was almost non-existent this year with late cold and frost and sick cats and a neighbor’s dog who rushes the fence, growling and barking non-stop the whole time I’m in the yard. The humidity affected several plants that … Continue reading

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Anticlimax

Today I gathered in most of my spearmint. There was quite a bit but it went to flower and beyond so not the amount of good leaf I would have liked. The bees had it to themselves and just as … Continue reading

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