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 relish in the trouncing hooves of Your
Frothing steed
I beckon the sounding of Your
Hunting horn.

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

{from Samhain 2005}

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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.

Sláinte!

Aymi & Laurel

P.S.

of course some music! ;)







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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.

Sláinte!

Laurel

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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.

Sláinte!

Laurel

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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!

{borage}

{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.










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

Sláinte!

Laurel

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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. :)



Sláinte!

Laurel

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