May Day!

Happy May Day! The Gaelic May Day festival known as Beltane (Beltaine) in the western world is here once more. The big seasonal wheel in the sky is at one of the eight spooks of the, the halfway point between the Spring Equinox and the upcoming Summer Solstice on June 21st. As many of you… Continue reading May Day!

May Flowers: Lighting the Beltane Fires

Welcome to the Merry Month of May blogging festival of flowers. Beth Schreibman Gehring, from The Windesphere Witch, opens our circle today. Come by daily for a dose of inspiration from friends around the world as each one contributes a flower to our fragrant bouquet. Lighting the Beltane Fires by Beth Schreibman Gehring All the… Continue reading May Flowers: Lighting the Beltane Fires

Perfume Illuminated: Fire and Smoke

Round and round we go, finding our selves at the Celtic holy day and one of the fire festivals known as Beltane. It’s no coincidence that this splendid Spring point of time also falls on Arbor day. Celebrations for Beltane/Beltaine, also termed May Day, begin this evening when fires are lit welcoming the light, the… Continue reading Perfume Illuminated: Fire and Smoke

Beltane Perfume

The warming weather, longer daylight hours, the blossoming earth all hearken the turn of the great earth wheel once again. Beltane, one of the high Celtic holy days, has arrived. Traditionally celebrated with wild romps in the woods and dancing around the Maypole the following day. Beltane, also spelled as Beltaine, has very powerful and… Continue reading Beltane Perfume


Today was the final class in the California Native Plant Design series at the Theodore Payne Foundation. I now have a complete landscape design using native plants for the front portion of our lot. I chose plants from the Woodland and Chaparral community since that is where our home is located. The intention for the… Continue reading Sovereignty