A Time of Hope

Imbolc is the day that we celebrate the passing of Winter and the return of Spring. Imbolc marks the seasonal change, where the first signs of Spring and the return of the sun are noted. A festival of light, to celebrate the return of the sun, now gaining power in its’ ascent from its’ low […]

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Imbolc at Bealtaine Cottage…and the sun is shining!

Today has been the finest day of the year so far! Imbolc. The first day of Spring on the Celtic calendar…and it hasn’t disappointed! Even as I write this journal, at almost 4pm, the sun continues to shine… “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”  ― Margaret Atwood Nature […]

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On the Eve of Imbolc…

Imbolc is a time to celebrate the promise of Spring and to think about planting… Imbolc, or St Brigid’s Day  Lá Fhéile Bríde,  is an Irish festival marking the beginning of spring. Imbolc is celebrated on the 1st day of February, the date that falls approximately halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. The holiday was, and […]

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