What we've been experiencing outdoors is a lot of cold, gray, wet, mossy days intermingled with a happy handful of frosty, sugary, snowy, white days all winter long. But lately we've been sensing something different in the air....we can tell that the land is waking...we call it the "stirring of the seeds" (a perfect phrase gleaned years ago from this book). This, to me, is the essence of Imbolc/Candlemas season.
Anxious to see signs of this "stirring" that we knew must be going on under our very feet, we engineered some visible signs of our own:
|planting bean, corn & melon seeds in a bag|
|taping it to a sunny window|
|We learned this trick here|
|starting some seeds for the garden|
|broccoli seeds...the tiniest seed babies ever!|
|"Bottle Acorns"- learned from these great chapter books|
Now we watch and wait....