We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Pulses

Spring                                               Mountain Spring Moon Under the mountain spring moon various shades of green have slowly, slowly begun to appear. The ponderosa pines have been green all winter but they’ve greened up some. […]

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In Spite of the Evidence on the Ground, the Sky Says It’s Spring

Spring                                                                 Bloodroot Moon I’m beginning to wonder whether I misnamed this moon.  Not sure the bloodroot’s gonna bloom before it wanes.  16 degrees […]

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This, that

Imbolc                                                                        Valentine Moon The snow remains.  16 as I woke up this morning.  There will be no early spring this […]

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The Devil’s Weather

Imbolc                                                                      Cold Moon It is these middling days, when the sun shines and water melts off the roof, these days when […]

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Spring Cleaning

Spring                                                   Bee Hiving Moon The so-warm March got folks cranked up about the garden, but this is Minnesota.  Our last frost date is still May 15th, six weeks away.  It’s […]

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Spring 2012: Were You Around for It?

Imbolc                                                      Woodpecker Moon Spring.  Whoa!  A season that came and went on the day of its inauguration.  A high of 79 here yesterday.  79! Yes, that’s right, it’s the […]

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A Year of No Winter, Now With No Spring?

Imbolc                                         Woodpecker Moon OK.  So, there was this place that used to have winter but had it replaced by a season of cloudy skies and what passes for cold in the southern states.  Then, that […]

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A Year of Two Springs

Fall                                                  Full Autumn Moon A cool rain and a chilly fall evening with wet gold stuck to the bricks and asphalt, a low cloud cover and darkening twilight skies. Though ready to travel there is a sadness in missing the rest of fall, the transition from this still part summer, part cooler season time to […]

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A Northern Spring

Beltane                                                              Waxing Last Frost Moon This northern spring, a season all its own, as is the northern summer, has turned cold and wet.  Again.  The cold weather vegetables have had a near perfect early growing season.  This combination of occasional heat followed by cold and rainy days marks the uncertainty, the ambiguity of our spring, […]

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Real Religion

Beltane                                                     Waxing Last Frost Moon “The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men – from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Especially true if you insert mother earth for mothers and nature for women, viz.  The real […]

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