Tag Archives: Fire

Summer solstice and Juneteenth

Happy summer solstice! As our earth spins on its axis, on this day in the Northern Hemisphere its pole tilts at its maximum toward the sun, on the longest day and shortest night (in the Southern Hemisphere, summer solstice occurs … Continue reading

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Samhain: Living in Fire Country

Samhain/Dia de los Muertos/Hallowe’en. Home…safe: two of the best words in any language. Are there any more precious, especially to those without either or both? The Kincade Fire, the largest in Sonoma County history, also forcing the county’s largest ever … Continue reading

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In Winter Landscapes, the Promise of Spring

Imbolg (the ancient holiday also known as Candlemas, also celebrated here in North America as Groundhog Day) marks the lengthening days, the coming warmth and light, and the new growing season of spring. After the historic wildfires devastated Northern California … Continue reading

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Saving the Soil on the Winter Solstice

Winter solstice traditionally commemorates the end of the growing season – the year’s shortest day and longest night – and return of living things to the soil. As the days begin to lengthen once again, it’s a time of quieting … Continue reading

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Fire Stories and Signs of Hope

The evening of October 8 began strangely – we went outside and remarked on the warm, high winds. That night, the deadliest fire in state history blazed throughout northern California, awakening residents of multimillion-dollar homes as well as mobile homes … Continue reading

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