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August 2013, sliding into the dark

The summer has been especially wet here on the mountain. The raspberries are big and juicy and the flowers abundant as a result. There are huge clusters of elderberries, ready to be made into syrup and goldenrod flowers to be stripped and soaked in apple cider vinegar, for...
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Lughnasad 2012

Its Lughnasad, a festival of special significance to me because I was born on Lughnasad Eve (as were Harry Potter and JK Rowling, by coincidence). Lughnasad is a time of tension when the crops are not yet in and we are all waiting to see what the harvest...
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