Here in the northern hemisphere, we are in the midst of the coldest season of the year. Although we have passed the shortest day, our days are still short and post the festive season, the darkness and the cold can feel pervading. However, we can still have bright and beautiful days. Nature is still at work. We also got a sprinkling of snow for a couple of days. Sharing some of my January seasonal images –
One of my new bog challenges for 2017 is to participate in a monthly photo challenge –
The Changing Seasons by Cardinal Guzman
It’s a new year and I am looking forward to a year full of fantastic challenges in Blogland and in the big wide world.
After having a little break I am going to be refreshing my blog categories and looking at some new blog post ideas. I am also taking up some new blog challenges.Read More »
Daffodils are my favourite flower. I love to fill my home with them. Daffodils fill my heart with joy. They make me feel happy and hopeful. Yes – I’m a big fan. I’m not alone, I think this guy likes daffodils –
and his guy liked his daffodils too –Read More »
The May 1st or May Day has traditionally been a seasonal day of significance. Many folklore customs originated from the Dark Ages, when the ancient Celts divided their year by four major festivals. Beltane or ‘the fire of Bel’, had particular significance to the Celts. The Gaelic May Day festival marked a halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. May Day has been associated with fun, revelry and fertility. The first day of summer was celebrated with bonfires to welcome in the new season and thought to lend life to the spring and summer sun. The smoke and ashes were believed to have protective powers. People and cattle would walk around the fire or leap over the flames for good luck. May Day brought together both customs from the Floralia and Beltane festivals.
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The clocks moved forward in the UK last night, heralding the start of the lighter nights. The sun is shining and I am enjoying being in the middle of a 4 day weekend. To embrace the season I’ve made a bit of a seasonal display for our living room window. I’ve included some beautiful daffodils and hyacinth and some cute fluffy bunnies and a fluffy chick. I have also made my own decopatch Easter Eggs for my Easter basket. It’s definitely feeling like spring has sprung!
What are you doing to embrace the spring season? What are your favorite tings about spring?
There are some lovely festive posts out there in Blogland at the moment. I’ve really enjoyed reading them and they have encouraged me to feel the festive spirit.
As it’s the season for sharing, I thought I’d share some of the posts and say thanks to everyone. In no particular order, enjoy – Read More »