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Beltane

The first of May came in colder weather than I would have preferred. The tradition of a bonfire on Beltane is not something I do just for myself, but I decided the cold rainy weather was perfect justification for a … Continue reading

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Beltane May 01

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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Grain in Ear máng zhǒng 芒种 Jun 6th

Mángzhòng 芒种 in Chinse, or Bōshu in Japanese, Mangjong in Korean, Mang chủng in Vietnamese, is the ninth solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 75° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 90°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

The weather has become warm and humid after the first few days of may. There is  lot of work to be done and already mid-day is too uncomfortable to do much. The rain seems to fall all around but not … 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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