Tag Archives: Nature

Traveling across America at the Autumn Equinox

This marks the point when summer comes to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, and cultures all around the globe honor the coming of fall by harvesting crops and preparing for winter and the end of the year. Our own … Continue reading

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Harvesting Flax and Lughnasa

The wheel of the year now turns to Lughnasa, also known as Lammas, the holiday that traditionally commemorates the start of harvest season. At last we begin to enjoy the fruits of planting, watering (with care, in drought-ridden California!), and … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice

This weekend is full of holidays: today marks the summer Solstice (as well as Father’s Day, honoring dads and father figures; following yesterday’s Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of African Americans). On this longest day of the year in the Northern … Continue reading

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Vernal Equinox and the Joys of Spring

Happy Vernal Equinox! Today’s celebration signifies approximately equal day and night all around the globe, with the sun directly over Earth’s equator. In the Northern Hemisphere the sun will appear to continue northward with the days lengthening until the Summer … Continue reading

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Winter’s Gifts

This Groundhog Day, also the ancient festival of Imbolc – traditionally celebrated with spring cleaning, as well as great feasts and bonfires – brings us new beginnings: a new year, new US presidential administration, and renewed hope for combating the … Continue reading

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