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Queens, Monarchs, & Hummers: August’s Farewell

:: Mid-August beauty along Carr's Creek, Delaware County, New York :: August 31st, Lightspring Glen ::: Despite intentions otherwise to capture and share some August moments in writing before today, tomorrow we will welcome in September. The original draft of this piece began with a note that despite weeks of little rain, "the countryside still …

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The Door is round and open….

Lunar Eclipse, May 15, 2022 :: Photo by Kopernik Observatory, Vestal, NY Late evening, Sunday, May 15th, just past 10:30......the gleaming orb of the enormous Scorpio Full Moon slowly begins to dim. Earth's shadow touches her lower corner starting the Eclipse's slow sensual slide over Grandmother Moon. Given the forecast of "mostly-cloudy", it felt a …

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Imbolc ~ Fulfilling Solstice’s Promise

Dawn, 24 January 2022--View thru my patio door In the final months of 2021, disheartened by personal burdens and the larger world's chronic chaos, I welcomed the arrival of the dark time of the Earth's slow-cycling Wheel. Whether the outer or inner realms, it's a time that invites the release of things that no longer …

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Winter Solstice 2020 ~ Traveling On

As Autumn progressed in this singular year, apart from the ever-present presence of the Pandemic, what played through my mind and heart often was that on December 11th I would celebrate the 7th anniversary of coming to Lightspring Glen. It was on that day in 2013 that my wonderful realtor and friend, Barbara, accompanied me …

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70th Spring ~ View from this Hill

This west-sloping hillside on Richardson Hill has been my home for five years now. And with this fifth Spring, it is no less marvelous to once again witness the land at last shedding its somber Winter garb and slipping into the first tender greens. Its arrival at Lightspring Glen was decidedly sharp-edged this year. The …

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Heart Weaving :: Valentine’s Day 2019

Lightspring Glen Valentine's Day arrived as a bright and wintry one here at Lightspring Glen, my Heart home. This is a post long-pondered since the new year's beginning, and the first to finally appear for 2019. Lots of Life has happened since New Year's day, much of which proved challenging to translate into words for …

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Shape-shifting : Entering the Earth-Womb

Then and now....morning, 14 November 2014...a mirror to 11.14.2018 (Note for followers of these posts: the promised continuation of September's "Entering Autumn...", further tales of the Ghost Ranch gathering, will follow this post.....Life happens!) .....but nonetheless, "The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. / Don't go back to sleep" And the first secret of …

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Entering Autumn – the Door is round and open…

On Saturday sixteen friends and neighbors - Earth Pilgrims, all - gathered here at Lightspring Glen to give thanks for Summer's blessings and welcome the new season. And as was true for the Barn Christening in June, many more attended in spirit, so we were a lively crowd. As the westering Sun settled gracefully behind …

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Luminescence – Notes for Summer Solstice

The calendar reports that this is the 12th of June. Summer Solstice, the mid-point of the year's Wheel, is only eight days away.  In today's bluest of blue skies, the midday Sun is nearing its zenith with the just-about-new Gemini Moon close behind.....tomorrow it will be exact. Bird-life is bustling all about, the Starling fledglings …

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