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This is what I left the boat for.

Solstice 2013 – Prosperity

Summer Solstice is approaching, on June 20th this year, and I’m reflecting on gratitude and prosperity. Whenever the sun-feasts come around, I find it to be a time of reflection for me. In Autumn, I find I’m starting to turn … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events!

I’m pleased to announce Compost Mentis’ upcoming schedule. Intro to Shamanism and the Journey Sunday March 17th, Ione 11-4 and Sunday April 7th, Half Moon Bay 10-3 Curious about shamanism and want to know more? Spend a day learning what … Continue reading

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Peas for All

It’s mid-February. The gardening itch is a full-blown, mind-bending obsession right now. I’m in a seed swap that’s just ordered seeds – I’m getting mugwort and sweet-peas, and I don’t know what I’ll get for swaps…so exciting! I went to … Continue reading

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Spring is Coming

Today represents the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Vernal Equinox, also called a cross-quarter day. As a holiday, it’s known as Imbolc or Imbolg. This is the real beginning of spring. Winter’s grip is loosening once again: the days are … Continue reading

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Turning of the Year

Seems like every year at about this time I go out in my garden to take pictures, full of wonder at the bright sparkling frost crystals, and the persistence of the plants thriving despite the chilly temperatures. The frost sweetens … Continue reading

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Fruits of My Labors

*sigh* It’s so tough having this garden sometimes… This is a “pumpkin pie cheesecake”. I won’t claim to have been the first person ever to do this, but I dreamed it one night, and assembled the recipe from a mashup … Continue reading

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1.5 Mantids

I haven’t really seen that many praying mantids this year as compared to last year, but I was glad to see that these are doing their part to ensure next year will be better. The male definitely paid the price … Continue reading

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