Posts Tagged ‘equinox’

The Old Ones Built Wisely

My house comes with its own solar calendar, sort of. I discovered when M. and I moved here in the 1990s that the equinoctial sunset occurs in a notch formed by the ridge to the west, as viewed from the front porch. Surely the ancient builders planned this! Actually, the “ancient builder” was Alan Cook, […]

Celebrating Spring, Red Rocks, and Wine

I look outside today and see a white landscape, with light snow falling and a couple of hungry humingbirds huddled on the sugar-water feeder like barflies staring into their whiskey glasses. Yes, it’s a typical May Day in the Colorado foothills. Is any surprise that Colorado’s biggest public Beltane festival does not occur until the […]

It’s Mabon, so … canta y no llores

My approach to the eight-festival Pagan calendar works like this: the cross-quarter days are for ritual—be that outdoor bonfires or black candles at midnight. The quarter days—solstices and equinoxes—are for public and communal celebrations: with the whole public, not just with other Pagans. The fall equinox offers choice of harvest festivals: the Chile & Frijoles […]

Feral Apples

The equinox is for apples. First M. and walk the small ravine that cuts through our land–that is where the feral apple trees grow. I think of them as growing from apple cores tossed from someone’s pickup window 50 years ago, but really I have no idea. As Sally the witch says of the magicians’ […]