Lughnasadh Sabbat at 7pm this evening at Ancient Light!
It’s wonderfully foggy out there. Looks like we’re in the cloud layer again… Yup. Overcast at 300 feet. It’s thick in the tops of the trees, but not right at ground level. Chill drafts are crawling across the floor. It’s doesn’t seem windy. I wonder if it’s just from Sam running around?
Any birds that are landing on the feeder just grab a mouthful and disappear. Maybe they have someplace less damp to sit and chew? …and a raven just tried to land on the feeder, swinging it violently.
I asked Sam about the roses that I could see in full bloom that are up in the alder (which is covered with green cones, btw). He says that there are canes sprouting closer in to the alder, past the end of the retaining wall, down the slope. …and yes, they’re far too high to reach the flowers! There are morning glories blooming all over things. They’re gorgeous, but those plants will strangle anything they can get hold of.
I tried to get some sweetgrass yesterday, but ran out of time before heading to the shop. I’m having trouble with my hands, too, only able to do a braid at a time…and that hurts when my hands cramp. There are a few made that will be set out over the weekend and Nexes has been working steadily on lavender wands. I only did ½ of one, but he’s just been weaving away.
We had a bunch of roses to set up yesterday. Sam stripped the rosebushes that got cut down so there was about a gallon and a half of rose petals mixed with buds and some detritus (leaves and calyx, mostly). We’re having to sort it a bit at a time and there’s still ½ to do. I think we got all the flowers and buds separated, so it’s just separating the non-petals, then getting the petals off the blown flowers. I’ve got about 6 trays that are all buds that have yet to be processed because of other things getting in the way. I did get some of the dried herbs put away and we may work on those Saturday morning in Incense workshop.
I got a set of basket pictures put up yesterday. It’s not all the baskets, but it’s most of the new ones. I’ll have to go back and re-do a couple of the pictures and get some pix of the small ones. Take a look! http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.144630253 3265.42576.1704231146&l=cd953c64ca&type=1
Today I’m heading for Lazerquik, first thing. I’m taking Brett with me and Rowan’s going to meet us there and drop him off at work when she picks Fawkes up in Lincoln City. I have some cooking/baking to do and will be back at the shop in the late afternoon to start setting up for the Sabbat. Sam will be at the shop. Probably Nexes will be, too, and Rowan will be in later in the day.
If you’re coming tonight… we meet around 7pm, although the shop will stay open, so if you want to come earlier… The ritual proper starts around 8pm, at which point the door will be locked. We have a feast and wind-down afterwards and usually the last of us head home between 10 and 11pm.
The shop opens at 10am, today. Summer hours – Thursday through Monday, 10am-6pm! If we’re supposed to be closed, but it looks like we’re there, try the door. If it’s open, the shop’s open!
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