Rising to Imbolc

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The morning in the garden is bitterly cold.

These are the days before Imbolc.

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We have endured the long sleep and are ready to waken to Imbolc…

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Magical days, filled to the brim with anticipation, a sense of urgency too, as the precious days of sleep and hibernation in the gardens comes to a close.

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As I walk around the gardens this morning, I become increasingly aware of short time left in which to prune and cut back, clear and prepare, the gardens for Spring and Summer.

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Ah, Summer, just the thought of Summer on this cold, white morning of late Winter, comforts the bones.

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The days of walking barefoot in the damp grass lie ahead of me.

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The promise of a warm Summer makes the cold of the day recoil.

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Imbolc heralds Spring here in the West of Ireland.

It is one of the four big Celtic celebrations in…

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2 thoughts on “Rising to Imbolc

  1. Hello Colette, We would love to visit you, Clare Lynch & I. Clare lives in Carrick-On-Shannon. I live in the US, currently in Boise, Idaho.

    Would any one of these dates suit you? 7/8/9 March ? Please let me know, my visit to Ireland is hardly long enough to do all I would wish.

    I love the cottage, I love your blogs and your podcasts. I agree with you on everything. Often, when I am feeling lonely or let down by whatever I listen to you. I am immensely cheered.

    Blessings, thank you for all you do, Alexandra

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    • Tuesday 8th March is fine. Booking the date can be done on the Good Life website. Once you book it I shall put it into the diary. My phone number and location are both there too. I shall wait to hear from you,
      Blessings X
      Colette

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