A Blessed candlemas!
Today marks the cross quarter day between winter and spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The daylight is lasting a bit longer each day, and the animals, especially the birds, are noticeably moving about and singing or squawking more. Our resident Red Shouldered Hawks are circling and calling above the house every morning now. They're giving us the first hint that spring is indeed coming, and they'll be busy with nest building soon. In the garden, the spring bulbs are just beginning to peek their little green heads out from their cozy beds. Each year they delight us-and the bees-with the first splash of garden color, and we are forever grateful! Our beautiful Earth is turning her face towards the Sun once again and, as gardeners, we are ready! In the Celtic tradition, they called this day "Imbolc", meaning "in the belly". We are moving from the belly of winter into the beauty of spring! May you all have a wonderful day, as we celebrate the return of the light. Blessed be!
Hi, I am Marianne and a lover of all things Nature! I love my gardens and I know you have that love of nature in you too!