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Garth admires Elaine's work at Wildways in Shropshire

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By David (DaRC) Legg

Merlin I see you!
Your speckled cloak of feathers
covers your hooded eyes
that hunt fleeting silver Awen doves
through winter's bare leaved Ogham groves.

Merlin you see me!
With faun coloured poachers coat
Wrapped tight against cold
that sends shivers through wintery copse
and darkly haunts my frigid corpse.

Merlin in besom bosk*
together we hunt winter's break;
the revelation
of inspiration, the Darkling Thrush
on coppice gate, a hidden hope to brush.


Green-things My fellow OBOD family!

My name is Gabriel, though many know me better as my Druidic name: Dreoilín Cónocht. I have been with 
OBOD for over 10 years now and have recently began selling my Art on Etsy. The name of the shop is 
called DruidCrafts; easy enough to remember, yes? I mainly work with Antler, Bone, Horn, Wood, Beads,
etc. I love making Wands, Ogham sets, Rune sets, & Trinket boxes. I do hand carving, Dremel carving, 
and Pyrography (wood-burning). 

In the not so distant future I am going to try and release a small line of Celtic Iron Age clothing as 

Dana Driscoll sends along her most recent column. You can follow Dana's column "The Druid Gardener: Spiritual Journeys in Tending the land" @ http://druidgarden.wordpress.com/ The Druid Gardener blog includes gardening tips and suggestions, discussions of permaculture and sustainability, information about the connection between druidry and the environment, recipes, and an emphasis on connecting to the sacred in our everyday life.


Cae Mabon in Snowdonia is one of the best places ever to hold a retreat or workshop. Here’s a photo after our recent spell of snow…


The illumination of the passage and chamber at the Winter solstice sunrise in Newgrange is world famous. Less well known is the Equinox illumination at sunrise in Cairn T at Loughcrew. The backstone of the chamber is illuminated by a beam of light at sunrise on the Spring and Autumnal Equinoxes.


Yesterday I read with interest a blog post by my friend and Druid author Kristoffer Hughes and it got me pondering my own relationship with Celtica and Druidry. Kris' original blog post is here.


From Philip Carr-Gomm: Yesterday like the half a million other people who signed their petition, I got an email from 38 degrees saying: “We’ve saved our forests! The government has just announced that they’re going to scrap the forest sell-off. Together we convinced the government that our forests should be protected for future generations, not sold to the highest bidder.This is our people-powered victory. Next time someone tries to tell any of us that signing petitions or emailing our MPs doesn’t work, we’ll know exactly what to say: “People power does work.


 

Have a look at this website to see details of The Order of Bards Ovates & Druids first International Summer Camp 'Dragons, Dryads & Druids' from 1st to 5th June 2011. Lots of workshops and activities! It looks like it's going to be fantastic. The website is in Dutch, German, French and English.


 

I was a doctor before I became a Pagan. Or maybe I should say before I KNEW I was a Pagan. In fact I grew up with a Christian upbringing. A beloved family member of mine, also a doctor, asked the question many years ago, “How can one not believe in god knowing how well-organized the human body is?”


 

The Door Marked Summer
by John Fitzgerald


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