Wednesday

Summer Solstice – Midsummer
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 12:44 a.m.

One of the four solar holidays; the turning point at which summer reaches its height and the sun shines longest.





“... those summer evenings
which under the leaves of the poplars‑
striped dun and ochre, simmering over
the stashed‑up debris of old seasons -
a swarm of wild bees is making use of.”

History
Eavan Boland

Monday

VERNAL EQUINOX

Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:38 a.m.

One of the four solar holidays marking the beginning of spring.  The rejoining of the Mother Goddess and her lover-consort-son, who spent the winter months in death; or the Goddess returning to her Maiden aspect (e.g., Persephone returning from the Underworld.)



Vernal Pool
(Watercolor)


“She turned to the sunlight
    And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
    "Winter is dead.” 

~ A. A. Milne, When We Were Very Young ~