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Five Photos Five Stories Challenge Day Three | Irish Sunset

You will know by now that I am partial to a beautiful sunset, particularly if it is one which can be enjoyed from the comfort of my own garden, preferably with a glass of Prosecco or Bulmers in hand. 283 more words


A selection of new books from Llewellyn, reviewed

On this lovely day, I should like to share three reviews with you dear readers. As usual I got the ARC’s from http://www.netgalley.com; it’s a good place for amateur reviewers to get books early, but you don’t get to keep them; they expire 55 days after being downloaded, and sometimes I have to download them again. 719 more words



Before the birth of summer’s death there flows
a northern hint of autumn’s doleful hymn
upon the dancing streams of playful airs
that whisper lullabies to root and grain, 80 more words


Celtic Flavor- March Monthly Mix

In honor of our culture’s odd celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I figured it’d be only appropriate to share a few of my favorite songs of the Celtic sort. 214 more words


Lughnasadh Rituals

Its Lughnasadh here in New Zealand, the year is slowing turning from high summer to the beginnings of the autumnal season, and its raining.  The rain is a good thing as it has been a hot and dry summer, one of those summers where fires have been caused by idiots throwing their cigarette buts out the car window as they drive by, which while Lughnasadh is a ‘fire’ festival cigarette but fires are not really what it is about, but I digress.. 541 more words



Snow has individuality, for each flake has it’s own intricacy

Over and beyond is part of it but that can be destroyed.

Let only the true and correct fires light inside and the coldness snow brings wash the downfall of wrong uplift and burnt feet.

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Once again we find ourselves at the time of celebration. This time the wheel turns to Lammas or Lughnasadh, the first of the harvest festivals. 379 more words