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Ostara & Beltane

It’s been a while since I last posted anything, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy 😊

I’ve been working two jobs these last few months, so that left me little time to paint. 35 more words


Hawthorn Flowers At Last

Here’s a poem about hawthorn from my book ‘See with Heart’. Traditionally said to indicate the start of summer, hawthorn, also known as may blossom, is flowering quite late here this year. 29 more words

Janey Colbourne

Inside the Fire Festival

Last few months I was very busy,  many changes in my personal life, but also I became a part of Beltane Fire Society. As one of the photo-pointers I’ve been observing and documenting preparations and the Beltane Fire Festival, taking place every year on Calton Hill, near the city center of Edinburgh. 200 more words


It was a neep

Dr Neil Rhind AKA Samnogamus Perygyll de Cluaracaun de Guelph, amateur ethnologist and Group Organiser of the Beltane 2016 Faerie Porters, explains the presence of The Neep (AKA a turnip, professional foodstuff and prop of the Beltane 2016 Faerie Porters) in the Porters’ pre-festival activities in the form of an interview that never took place. 1,071 more words




I know it’s late but I just wanted to post about my Beltane altar. It’s the first time I’ve decorated my altar for a Sabbat and I was so happy with how it turned out! 217 more words

Ode to the Hawthorn and the Merry Merry Month of May

May…  A most hearty (if not a little tardy) welcome to you!

Almost every morning at the moment, I am awakened by birdsong.  Somehow, though, it’s hard to feel annoyed about this, because it is, quite simply, exquisitely wondrous. 531 more words


A Beltane Tale (Part Two)

After Beltane the days grow bright, the summer sun golden as shadows stretch long in the early evening. There is more time for chores and tedious tasks. 1,384 more words