Here’s an intriguing balance at work. Meet the staghorn sumac, and its friend the pussy willow. Both of them put hairs on their bodies to stay warm. Both of them have leaves, […]
Balancing In the Wind Off the Sun
Solstice is here! We reach our depths now. The Old Mystery of the Rowan From them we see the light and follow it, until we come back to ourselves again. Blessings!
A Short Grammar of Body, Mind and Earth in the Winter Woods
Distance is light, but darkness warms and invites. More specifically, the middle distance, deep within the complexity of nerves, within the body itself, comforts and invites with shelter. And not just shelter, […]
The Leaf That Opens the Flower
Plants are leaves that have made networks and community. If flowers formed first, they would open first in the spring, when every dormant plant repeats its ancient story.You Can Tell Time by […]
We’ve Been Preparing the New Year for You for Quite Some Time
Are you ready to feast at last?
Rowans have more than blood and wisdom. Speech Second Sight Longing When blood, wisdom, and gravity are one, then you will find her. ~ All images from Turtle Mountain. All rowans the […]
Black-Throated Hummingbird Always watchful, with his brothers and sisters, he weaves this northern land with the tropical sun.
The Spirit of the Rowan Tree
In each season, the rowan takes on a different spirit. Now, it is the time for the hummingbirds. Sure, we could say that trees, especially trees with exposed dead twigs, are one […]
The Rowans of April
Remember the rowans of January? Well, it’s not like that now! Remember the rowans of St. Brigid’s feast day? Things have changed around this place. The rowans are uncurling. […]
A Crown of Rowans for St. Brigid’s Feast Day
Today, I praise the rowan tree. This is her season, as ice breaks to the season of water and birds. Rowans with Elf Stone, Eyjafjörðursveit, Ísland She’s a tree, yes, but look how she […]