The 1st February is the festival of Imbolc, traditionally this is celebrated in differing names across many cultures as the birth of Spring. As with many of the old festivals, all you need to do is look to the natural world to see why these dates became special. 441 more words
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Domovoi, domovoy, domachi, domovoj, domovik, dedek(grandfather)—All names for a particular type of house spirit.
Think brownies. Very hirsute, macho brownies, ones that beat the hell out of anything looking for trouble on your property. 867 more words
I won’t be making excuses for my lack of blogging, except to say that the sun is setting earlier and earlier, the temperature is steadily decreasing (except for those wild weeks of roller coaster weather – a maximum of 19 degrees on day, 27℃ the next before plummeting to 14 degrees the following day) and I have a persistent cold. 840 more words
After several weeks of frequent rain, work, rain, family commitments, rain, typhoons… did I mention the rain? … well, I’ve bitten the bullet and have gotten behind the keyboard again, in spite of having no wildlife-related topic to write about. 695 more words