SB17: days 4, 5 & 6

Thursday Hubby and I spent together. The kids went to school to participate in their egg hunt and Easter parties. We started with an 8 mile bike ride, then had lunch at a local pizza buffet. After lunch, we still had an hour before it was time to help out at the school, so we walked the Greenway of a local park, about three miles round trip. After the kids parties, we headed home and began dinner prep of loaded baked potato casserole. 

Friday all four of us stayed home. We rode our bikes to meet friends at a local park; we started getting together because Witchling and their son are very close in age and are best buddies. They also have a daughter who is just a tad younger than Witchlette and the two of them really enjoy playing together as well. It helps a lot that the parents are very good people and we always have great conversation as we monitor the Littles.

This morning, we woke and headed to Rise of breakfast. After, we went to a trail head and walked 10 miles. The kids went back and forth between walking and riding in their strollers. 

Met a friend on the way!

Close up

A marsh we passed, frogs were singing loudly

Another friend hitched a ride

Blowing a puffy flower

Sibling love was by far the best part of the day!

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Worm moon

This morning, we walked out of the house to a symphony of bird song. 

The birds were even more loud and numerous when we returned home in the late afternoon. 

The mailbox is blocking another dozen or so on the ground

The March Full Moon is known as the Worm Moonoon because worms are beginning to surface and birds are coming out to feast. The Worm Moon is still 17 days away, but the worms are already starting in Raleigh. 

Traditional alignment

Yesterday was groundhog day. Phil saw his shadow, informing us that winter is still six weeks away. …which it is, as there are six weeks between Imbolc and Ostera, but it will feel like winter for these last six weeks. 

However, it was also nearly 70 degrees on Imbolc. 

Both tradions agree, it will be cold between now and Ostera. 

First signs of Spring

It’s 6:45 pm and currently 73 degrees in Raleigh. It was in the 60s at this time yesterday, despite starting rainy and chilly in the 40s. 

The first signs of spring, at least in our yard, have finally sprung. Neighbors’ yards have been blooming for about a week now, but our buds starting to pop up before the eight days of snow and ice. Then they were stunted. But now they’re out in all their glory.  

   

Blessed Spring!!

Ostara Blessings!

Blessed Ostara! Blessed Spring!  

  

Dark and light are equals, and starting tomorrow, light begins to dominate as they days grow ever so slightly longer. 

 

The goddess is plump with new life, waiting to eagerly burst forth!

 

 

May you be blessed this coming spring. Now is a great time to begin a new project or start a new endeavor. Yes, I know New Years is “the time to start” (and really any day is a new day to start) but the feeling of starting something while new life is blossoming all around you may be easier to stick to than the middle of the winter.