Halloween, Samhain & Beltane in Australia

The following blog is the result of a conversation on Facebook, which I thought was worthy of being repeated here, tweaked and expanded a little and with photos added of course. ๐Ÿ˜€ My Facebook status update: "Hmm... I'm having a hard time remembering that it's actually Beltane here. With a rumpus room decorated with scary … Continue reading Halloween, Samhain & Beltane in Australia

It’s Beltane again…

...so I thought I'd post another of my artworks to celebrate the occasion. This one was done using coloured pencils on cardboard, and features an alien couple enjoying the great outdoors during the equivalent of Spring time on whatever planet they're from ...and yes, I know there's snow-capped mountains in the background and no leaves … Continue reading It’s Beltane again…

The Common Koel ~ My “Beltane Bird”

Every year, a few weeks before Beltane, I begin to notice the distant calls of the Koel Eudynamys scolopacea - a bird I have now come to associate with Beltane. As Beltane approaches the calls become louder and more frequent as more and more of these birds move closer into the bushland surrounding my home … Continue reading The Common Koel ~ My “Beltane Bird”

Of Dragons & Synchronicity

I'm feeling rather unsettled today - don't really know why. Just "something" in the air, like "something" is going to happen - some sort of change or shift. Maybe its just the dull, cloudy weather - it often makes me feel weird, and gives the sense that dragons are nearby. Are they mythical creatures, figments … Continue reading Of Dragons & Synchronicity

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my 28th wedding anniversary. So close toย  Beltane and I never realised it back then ...so many years ago now. How does one spend a 28th anniversary? Well, just like any other day really. I did a couple of loads of washing, picked up dog poo off the back lawn between wash cycles, … Continue reading Happy Anniversary!

Beltane approaches…

With Beltane just around the corner I thought I'd post the short article I compiled for the latest Axis Mundi eNewsletter... Beltane by Jenwytch Beltane is a cross-quarter day, marking the midpoint in the Sun's progress between the spring equinox and summer solstice and traditionally marked the arrival of summer in ancient times. It is … Continue reading Beltane approaches…