We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Summer Solstice 2012

Summer                                                                  Lily Moon   The summer solstice.  On Tuesday the sun rose at 5:26 am and set at 9:03 pm.  That same length […]

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Oh. Yeah.

Samain                           Moon of the Winter Solstice We have entered my favorite season of the year, the slow slide toward the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year.  Cue Robert Frost. (Dandelions at Lapatia Bay, Kate) In Ushuaia the sun did not set until 9:30 pm.  Here it sets at 4:30.  As we traveled south […]

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The Solstice of Summer: 2011

Mid-Summer                                                                    Waning Garlic Moon A favorite website of mine, Pip Wilson’s Almanac, comes out of Australia and reminded me of this illustration with his cheery, Happy Winter Solstice.  Yes, indeed, cross the equator and the seasons switch, while we have the Summer Solstice, they have Winter.  I’m excited about our cruise for many reasons, but […]

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A Time of Burnt Sacrifice

85  bar steep fall 29.89  0mph WNW dew-point 68  Summer, warm and sunny Waxing Gibbous Thunder Moon We long ago passed the midpoint of summer, June 21, and have begun the fattening, browning, bursting journey to the harvest season.  It begins in earnest as July ends, but some early givers have offered themselves already:  lettuce, […]

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