Winter

Monk: What happens when the leaves fall and the trees are bare?Union: The golden Wind, revealed.Hegikan Roku the blue cliff record.Yoga through the seasons Sandra sabatini,In Buddhism the Golden Wind is a metaphor for the reality that you can only experience and which we call God.  From the end nov 26th or beginning of advent midway Read more about Winter[…]

First frost

Frost forms in swirling ferns and birds sing it’s praisecrows call far out across the fields and beyond. expanding my hearing and my heart as I follow the sounds into the beyond The average first frost for many inland areas in the UK and Ireland is within the first ten days of November later along the Read more about First frost[…]

Autumn breakfast

Blue Iris Poems and Essays By Mary OliverA celebration of the bounties and blessings of nature. A Book Excerpt on Wonder How Would You Live Then? What if a hundred rose-breasted grosbeaksflew in circles around your head? What ifthe mockingbird came into the house with you andbecame your advisor? What ifthe bees filled your walls with honey and Read more about Autumn breakfast[…]

Autumn

Because the early Roman year began in March rather than January, the final four months of our year—September, October, November and December—were originally the seventh (septem), eighth (octo), ninth (novem), and tenth (decem) months of the Roman calendar. Holy, wood, harvest or barley month, For the Anglo Saxons, September was Hāligmonath, meaning “holy month,” (the Read more about Autumn[…]

August

Golden August field. An oasis rising up out of a sea of Suburban streets and houses August brings the best bounty of the season—ripened tomatoes, beans, peas and corn. THE MONTH OF AUGUST August was named to honor the first Roman emperor (and grandnephew of Julius Caesar), Augustus Caesar (63 b.c.–a.d. 14). Find out the origin of each Read more about August[…]

Dawn chorus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/55JbpC7gKzMR623TF1bkj2j/brett-westwoods-guide-to-international-dawn-chorus-day Get into the Rhythm of International Dawn Chorus Day 2020 International Dawn Chorus Day is held on the first Sunday in May each year. The event is promoted by the Wildlife Trust and this is the perfect opportunity for nature lovers to gather at dawn in one of the scenic spots in the United Read more about Dawn chorus[…]

April

April takes its name from the Latin word aperire, meaning ‘to open’ New life bursts forth from translucent red pomegranate tips on the branches of the handkerchief tree and I stand surrounded by a choir of lilac leaves as they open soft, furry, almost-purple buds and unfurl into delicate new leaves with blushed red tips sounding their Read more about April[…]

January

Stirrings. January takes its name from Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings. He had two faces so he could see the future and the past! He was also the god of doors. Winter light. Naked trees and Moons. Dark skies and stars. Quieten, draw in, Ice and snow swirl and whirlbreathe slow. Settle. Cwtch in.blankets Read more about January[…]