Dying to Bloom

Dying to Bloom

Transitions of time, at 7:05 a.m. Red breasted robins hobbled on the grass, and bobbed for worms, on the muddy bare spots on the ground. Smaller black and white birds leapt from branch to branch. The invisible dove cooed, as day broke, And the train rumbled on its tracks. The viburnum was dying to bloom. [...]

March*Lenet – Monat

March*Lenet – Monat

March came in like a Lion, but the days keep getting longer, and spring it will bring. The Romans called it Martius, after the War-god, Mars, and for them it was the first month of the year, when the vigorous battle of life began again. But the Saxons called it Lenet-Monat, or Length-Month, because now [...]

Sprout Kale Slippeth Away

It's Cabbage Month! The time of year when kale sprouts shoot up out of the ground, although, I haven't seen any yet.  It is said that February was named Sprout Kale over a thousand years ago, by the Saxon's, who knew only winter and summer.  They followed the stars, and changes in the moon, to [...]

Historical Queens, in February

Queen Anne was born February 6th, in 1665. If anyone has ever seen the new movie called “The Favourite” it will make you wonder about the life Queen Anne led. That is if I have the same Queen Anne. The movie is a bit wild. Queen Anne’s relationships with her two ladies in waiting, and [...]

El día de la candelaría

El día de la candelaría

  Today is a Holy Day.  It is also Ground Hog day.  All the Christmas decorations are down, all around.  Once in awhile you will see a decoration, here and there.  Maybe they left it up for this day, that last day of Christmastide.  It is said, if you haven't taken your decorations down by [...]

Turn the Page

Turn the Page

Today is the first of February, and it’s time to celebrate. There was noticeably more daylight, even yesterday, the last day of January. In fact, there were 45 minutes more daylight yesterday, than the last day of December, and now, days will only get longer, and longer. Before we know it the growing season will [...]

Dear January

Dear January

Why do you fly by so fast? I'm still inventing my resolutions, as each bad habit I practice tells me that if I procrastinate today, I will do so, as well, tomorrow, and the year will be gone. Grand month, of January, I follow your spirit as you bridge the astrological signs of Capricorn and [...]