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Caturday Thoughts – St John’s Eve Jun 23rd

St John’s Eve is the vigil of the feast of St. John the Baptist. It coincides very closely with midsummer or the summer solstice. The Nativity of John the Baptist is one of the oldest festivals of the Christian church … Continue reading

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Imbolc

The period between  the New Year’s celebration and the spring equinox has a few legal holidays but not much in the way of celebration of the sort that dispels the gloom of the overcast skies  of dead of  winter.  This, … Continue reading

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Legacies of Yule

Just a few short days to the shortest day of all, the winter solstice. the beginning of Yule. During this darkest part of the year, the supernatural was known to manifest itself.   Long before Charles Dickens’s tale of Scrooge … Continue reading

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Imbolc

In the dead of  winter with the days growing longer at a painfully slow pace and the clutch of the cold still tight on everything comes the  the ancient Gaelic holiday of Imbolc. Over the centuries it has reincarnated as … 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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All is Not Sadness

Mosby would not want me to just give up. He never has. So I must enjoy something. Last year the yard had been so neglected nothing much came up in the front garden beds.This year I got three different colors … Continue reading

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Saturdays with Cats

Saturdays with cats means someone is very busy. Someone has to get the food for breakfast. Someone sanitizes the litter boxes and puts in fresh litter. Someone hand washes all the toys that got soaked in the water bowl, coated … Continue reading

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