One of my most favorite books for discovering seasonal celebrations and festivals is All Year Round...I highly recommend it! We are looking ahead to the coming week as we spiritually prepare for Candlemas; another learning experience for us!
As I sit and watch more snowflakes fall from the sky, I begin to think of the dutiful work that is going on below the ground; underneath the ice and snow. We will soon be 'hunting' for these sure signs of spring and rebirth...such as the Snowdrop flower.
These beautiful flowers of the amaryllis family blossom mostly in the winter time, making them our first glimpse of the springtime to come.
Flowers almost always remind me of fairies, in some way...
I needlefelted this snowdrop fairy last night, as the final days of January slip away..
I have many springtime songs that I long to sing, and the time will come soon!
Do you have an all time, hands-down favorite song?
A song with incredible lyrics that take you "somewhere"?
I do! This beautiful song brings me to a luscious spring day in a forest among friends, music, animals, and the shadows of the past.
Loreena McKennit, "The Mummer's Dance",
my favorite song since high school! (ahem, 1998)
This song has meant so much to me over the years...and it still does today. Perhaps even more!
'A garland gay we bring you here,
and at your door we stand..
it is a sprout well budded out,
the work of Our Lord's hands...'