Friday, March 28, 2008

Full Moon at Ozark Avalon

Over the weekend our family traveled to Ozark Avalon Church of Nature, where Abigail met the "Star Bunny" and Azurehawk and I hosted a planting ritual. Typical of Missouri, we celebrated spring, then saw snow swirling the next day.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Vernal Equinox

Welcome spring with fire, friends, and a chihuahua wearing pajamas!

We had a wonderful night with our good friend. Tim and I sang while Chris played guitar. Everyone marveled at the luminous moon and the thin whisps of clouds drifting past. Our fire was bright, crawling with fire fairies who swirled in the gusting wind of spring. Good times, yes, good times...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


What will you grow in Earth's garden this spring?
What song will you join with the sparrow to sing?

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hebrides Overture

Felix Mendelssohn took a grand tour of Europe in his twenties and visited all the continent’s great cultural centers. However, it was the lonely island of Staffa, off the coast of Scotland that was the inspiration for his melodic Hebrides Overture. In the Overture Mendelssohn entwines two themes: one expressing the majestic beauty of Fingal’s Cave and one reminiscent of the rolling sea. He created the first theme that very day and later wrote Fanny, "In order to make you understand how extraordinary The Hebrides affected me, I send you the following, which came into my head there.” ( Listening to Hebrides Overture the listener is transported to a land of serene beauty, as honored by a man who declared, “It is in pictures, ruins, and natural surroundings that I find the most music.”

From Felix's 1827 letter to his sister Fanny


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Earth Mother

Thou art goddess,
thou art the womb of the world.

I walk with the goddess,
I walk with the trees,
though my belly's round with child,
I walk with ease.

Strong as a goddess,
wise as the trees,
blessed is the child,
who walks with me.

Congratulations Spiritmama!
Congratulations Rachel!

Friday, March 14, 2008


Crocus wears a yellow gown, while the world still sleeps in winter brown.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Bird Haunt

Just south of Hughesville is an old, decaying house. It looks like a ghost haunt, but the only spirits I met there were birds. They flitted among the brown grass as I crossed the sun-set field. In the brightness of early evening I wondered, “Why is this place empty? How many neighborhood kids have lingered on these broken steps, dreaming ghosts and double-dares?” The instant I crossed the threshold the old house groaned. Ten dozen sparrows leaped into the air, shouting among the bare rafters. I stood a moment as silence returned, gazing at the stripped wood through my camera lens. Before I could capture images of my brave trespass into forgotten space, the camera beeped once and the battery died. I turned slowly back toward the bright doorway and the song-filled fields beyond. The house moaned a second time, like an old woman asking one last moment of companionship before nightfall.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

..take a pool full of water to cool him down

When Coyote caught her tail on fire, she fled the city for the hills. Dragon Man followed, swallowing up the ash, and all the world went still. Nothing grew for a long time in the city or in the hills. Coyote waited, nursing her burns, until spring. Then she found a lonely puddle and asked her to grow a seed to two. Soon there was green on the hills and folks walking through the tall grass. Nothing grew in the city. Only Dragonman walks there now.

You're it...

Hedgewitch tagged me yesterday afternoon, so here we go. Seven facts, seven rules, and seven more souls in the game. Haha!

Seven Facts:

1. I’m wearing my tie-dye bandanna today because I haven’t brushed my hair
2. I replaced pancakes with yogurt for family breakfast so that I can blog in the mornings
3. I’m a Capricorn rising with my sun in Sagittarius and moon in Scorpio
4. My favorite author is Ursula K. LeGuin
5. My favorite movies are “American Beauty” and the original “Star Wars” trilogy
6. I love veggies raw, but not cooked
7. My husband and I married at a music festival while tripping mescaline

Seven Rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

Seven-ish Victims:
Rainbow Mom
Inky Spider
Linden Tree Photography

Monday, March 10, 2008

there's a dragons with matches loose on the town...

Many folk tales associate the Maiden with apples. Snow White falls asleep with one crisp bite; the golden beauty of “Silver Hands” is betrothed to the Devil as she sweeps beneath her father's apple tree. So it was that a fallen branch beneath the old neighbor apple tree inspired me to honor the newborn spring with a blaze.

The family will light the season’s first burn tonight. I hope Abby is still awake, because she was a joy as we collected firewood. She road down in the storage area of the stroller while I pilled the wood into the seat.

Hope you enjoy these photos of the old dragon-man who lives in our fire ring. Hopefully we'll see him open his wings tonight.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Had a wonderful time doodling last night..and turning my doodles into something useful. I've been contemplating ways to increase the perceived value of my jewelry and to make it looks great on display. I think these charming little tags will do both those things. What do you think?