Hi Klandaxa, I felt the need to connect *tonight*.
Congrats on your poetry harp by the way!
Thanks Whytefox. It is always good to hear how others celebrate. I was totally slack this time around. Hubby (Beluga) and I were busy working our Bardic reviews after exactly three years on the path, so I guess we saw the year turn that way. It certainly felt like a new beginning. Hubby knows he has passed as he sent his via email and got his reply back promptly, but I send to my tutor via snail mail across the world (which I have enjoyed up to now!) and it really seems like snailmail just now, waiting to hear back! We usually make corn dollies and St Brigid's crosses at Imbolc but really should change that tradition to something later into the spring when the hay here actually gets cut! It is hard to make dollies when the hay is all old and brittle and crumpled!
We've been getting heaps of rain here. Mostly all at once in huge downpours, but hey, no complaints! The birds have started their spring madness, though the magpies haven't yet begun the night calling from treetops that I think is some sort of nest-claiming territorial thing, as they tend to be spaced about the area very evenly when i go out to listen. Luckily we get on well with our neighbour maggies and have nothing to fear from having them nest here on our bit of land. In fact I have one lady who will fly down out of her nest and take little bits of meat from my hand on the wing. It helps that there used to be a bird sanctuary round the corner. I swear each generation along from those released birds teaches the next that people are nice.
Oh well, hubby has made me a nice epsom salt footbath. I'm so spoilt! Better go use before it gets cold!