Monday, October 31, 2011

Samhain Blessings...

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Tangled in root and thorn
Caressed by bracken and moss
Pools of blood and scratched flesh
A vessel of decay will go back to the
Land of Forlorn where
I will be blessed.

Midnight compass and guiding fire
Witching stang in black earth
The Antlered Brow rides high in the
Hunt for Souls...

Come catch me Wild Hunter!

I welcome the vibrant yelps of Your
Red-eared hounds
I summon the beating hooves of Your
Phantom steed
I beckon the wailing of Your
Hunting horn.

Soon Death will find me and
I will return to my
Ancestral Home.

{from Samhain 2008}


We wish all of our readers a wonderful Samhain & Hallowe'en! May your loved ones who have past be close to you, and the ones who still live be even closer.


Aymi & Laurel

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

One of the Best Hallowe'en Costumes Ever...

I think even the most serious witch secretly likes to dress up around this time of year, even if it is just to frolic at a secular party for a wee while. I am going out as a Raging Granny this year but lookie at this costume!

I heart Emma Goldman

There are some other pretty awesome costume ideas over at the website, Take Back Halloween.



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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Almost there...

I forgot how long it can take to nest in a new place, but things are coming along. Hopefully everything will be unpacked and all the perennials replanted in the next few days so I can shift my focus to Samhain and projects that have sat on the back burner for a tad too long.



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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Some Final Harvests, a Graveyard Picnic & Crunchy Leaves

Well, the movers are coming on Monday. Here I am down to the 11th hour and I still have some packing and garden chores to attend to. So what better way is there to procrastinate than to blog about them? ;)

I ended up digging up all of my perennials and they are now over all the new place. I am just going to bury them for the Winter and figure out where they will go after we have planned the new garden layout.

{not the most photogenic lot, but it is the Autumn after all. I suppose I wouldn't be looking my best either if I was disturbed and uprooted either! This is about a third of the perennials dug up}

I still have a few edibles in the ground such as turnips, beets, carrots and greens. There are also some plants that I need to collect seeds from. There is even the odd flower too!


{last of the tomatoes}

{some pumpkins that were harvest a couple of weeks back and allowed to sit in the nice warm sun}

{sunflower harvest}

{the results of our last three tatter plants being harvested}

{a rather princely tatter}



{i luvs my purple carrots, even if they don't all come out purple!}

{someone needs to put their pants back on! :D)

Besides hauling off all the perennials off to the new place, we took some time to head off to the country to relax. We had a picnic in the family cemetery...

... and then we headed over to my Aunt Linda's for tea and a hike in her woods.


Well, I suppose I should go and be productive or something. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me. ;)



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Luverly of the Week: Sounds Like Fall

Joe Young is the man behind the brilliant music of Sounds Like Fall. He only has two albums out that I know of. Hopefully there will be more to come!

His albums are...


And this is one of my favourite songs by him, Wildwood Ashes. The perfect song to be listening to while curled up by a fire on a blustery Autumn day. :)



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