Category Archives: Garden

May Day

Happy International Workers’ Day, May Day, Beltane! However we honor this first day of May, whether attending virtual or car caravan protests and demonstrations, planting or relaxing in the garden or walking out in the fresh air – worker and … Continue reading

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Eostre and Springtime Sunshine

Easter and Passover are holidays celebrated by many around the world. The Old English/Germanic goddess Eostre – often portrayed in great beams of sunlight in springtime – is thought to have inspired these later celebrations. Fertility symbols like eggs and … Continue reading

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Spring has still sprung!

The Vernal Equinox arrives today in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning spring has finally come – even amidst the strange and unnerving times we’re currently living in. The onset and frightening spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has brought nations and … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice: When the Buckwheat Turns to Rust

Winter solstice arrives today in the northern hemisphere, the shortest day of the year. Our planet tilts on its axis at its farthest point from the sun. From this point onward through June’s summer solstice, the days will lengthen as … Continue reading

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Harvest Bounty on Lughnasa

Lughnasa (also called Lammas) marks the halfway point between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox. Celebrating the first harvest of the growing season, the holiday provides a perfect time to appreciate our garden’s bounty. Winter’s copious rains have nourished … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice: The Longest Day

The Summer Solstice marks the longest day, shortest night, and the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere. The sun appears at its highest, northernmost, point in the sky. Our planet will be at its farthest, or aphelion, in orbit … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox under a Full Worm Moon

The vernal equinox is upon us, and with a bonus: the Full Worm Moon. The supermoon appears larger than usual as it reaches its closest point to Earth in its oval-shaped orbit. As the sun crosses the celestial equator, both northern … Continue reading

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