Greetings to all folks near and far.
Summer is here to stay for awhile and the desert critters here are loving it. There are so many squirrels and jack rabbits on the little mountain this year. My neighbor and I take turns feeding them little treats. She tosses out greens and vegetables about once a week and I toss out unsalted peanuts in the shell. The little squirrels come running when I shake the peanut can, then they stand out on the lawn with their little hands folded, like they are praying. They love their peanuts.
Nature is such a joy for me. I love to be out on the little mountain. I walk around looking for special rocks, small ones, to paint. I set the painted rocks on my patio near my plants and on my little table. Sometimes I gather sage out there and dry it for smudging or offerings with prayer.
The sage smells so wonderful after a Spring rain. Today we heard the Voices of Thunder and got a little rain -- it smells so fresh and lovely outside now.
My latest article is about Welsh Faerie Mythology.
At eve, the primrose path along,
The milkmaid shortens with a song
Her solitary way;
She sees the fairies with their queen
Trip hand-in-hand the circled green,
And hears them raise, at times unseen,
The ear-enchanting lay.
Rev. John Logan: Ode to Spring, 1780
Come read a little about the Faerie Mythology of Wirt Sikes, in British Goblins. A wonderful book of lore from the 1800's.
To read the excerpt, please click on the following link and enjoy the delightful writing of Wirt Sikes:
Till next time, may your home be filled with laughter and may it ring from floor to rafter.
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