Vernal Equinox 2017

The weather has turned more seasonable while remaining on the chilly side. The storm managed a good 30 inches of snow, the second most ever recorded in a single tempest here. Now the mid-March sun creates a rich tapestry of light and shadow across the snow-covered forested landscape. February and March are dear to me … Continue reading Vernal Equinox 2017

Autumn Equinox

Today dawned quite mild, with just a few puffy clouds dotting the sky. This weekend the forecast is for our first prolonged autumn chill. Hopefully we will receive rain along with the cool weather, for our local land remains thirsty. Today marks the Autumn Equinox, when we acknowledge Grandmother Water, to whom we owe our … Continue reading Autumn Equinox

Vernal Equinox

Today marks the vernal equinox. Vernal is a lovely word, meaning pertaining to spring. Spring derives from the Old Norse and means to jump or rise. It seems appropriate that we spring forward into the season, a time in which new life appears to literally spring into being. Among my favorite places to visit as … Continue reading Vernal Equinox

The Medicine Wheel: Learning to Walk

The fog is burning off. Being March, it is warm one day and cold another; rain, sun, and snow take turns moving across the landscape. Sunday marks the Vernal Equinox, a time for remembering to walk in balance. Of course, this walking is no easy task. When we watch children learn to walk, we notice … Continue reading The Medicine Wheel: Learning to Walk