A new season

Spring makes Niki want to get out of the house and move! [Read more…]

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House and Home

House hunting means listening for the land to speak, too. [Read more…]

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I like weather

On the cold mornings when we walk to preschool, my 4.5 yr old son insists it’s still winter. No, I say, look at the daffodils, violets, and pink blossoms on a tree I don’t know the name of yet. Spring is just getting started! [Read more…]

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Tracking Blossoms

The cherry trees are in bloom here in the San Francisco Bay Area. The white and pink blossoms signal that spring is here. Their beauty brings a certain lightness to the step. The tradition of picnicking under a blossoming cherry tree brings a certain joy to the heart. The San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival in [Read More…]

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The problem of Imbolc

I’ve never felt all that connected to this spoke on the great wheel of seasonal observances. While I feel connected to all things Celtic, I grew up in Alaska, where spring lasts all of six weeks and doesn’t arrive until after Beltaine. How could the coming of spring be visible in early February?? That’s crazy talk! [Read more…]

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Waiting for spring

I’ve gotten out and about a little bit more in the last two weeks than I have in a while. I’m looking for signs of spring, signs of the shift to brighter days. I love winter. I love that we’re in the thick of the quiet and the cold, but this winter’s intensity is wearing on me. [Read more…]

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Land as Lover

David Abram, in his amazing book The Spell of the Sensuous, talks about geography as a container. More than just mountains that enclose or fields that spread out, land shapes our views of the world, our experiences with future places, how we perceive time and seasons, how communities function, and how we relate the non-human world. [Read more…]

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