March Handcrafted Faves

Floral Crown by ย By Yana Accessories
Easter Wreath by Botanika Studio
Deer Pillow by Fab Funky Pillows
Flowering Redbud Trees” photograph by Country Dreaming
Air Plant Crystal Kit by AURAMORE
Moth Wings Cape by Costurero Real
Red Fox Woodland Pillowย by HCJ Designs

Very Happy Ostara!

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I’m hoping you all are having a beautiful day, whether you’re being witchy, or simply enjoying the turn of the season โค

I spent about 20 minutes out on the deck, wrapped up in my fuzzy blanket and enjoyed the sun while the doggies hung out. It got a bit cold here, but really, our warm weather has been really warm (record-breaking) this year, so I’m cool for colder weather right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ostara Tea Sale

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Since it’s too late now for me to send you this tea in time for Ostara, I’m offering a discount of 2$CDN/bag seeing as there are only 3 bags left. So the price of each bag goes from 10$CDN to 8$CDN. Hurry before you miss it!

Green tea, strawberries, blueberries, and flavours reminiscent of shortcakes, a delcious treat to bring in Spring!

Just type LASTCHANCEย in the coupon bar at checkout, and you’ll get this delicious green tea in your mailbox ๐Ÿ™‚

You will find Ostara tea here!

Ostara Tea

Ostara

A simple, sweet treat of shortcake topped with delicious strawberries and blueberries.

Enjoy whilst planting seeds for your summer garden, taking walks in the wild to see the returning life, both bud and creature, and to celebrate the longer, warmer days!

This is a lovely, light and sweet tea that I’m sure I’ll be sipping often as the weather changes and I dream of the warm summer days to come!

You can find Ostara tea here, and if you’re looking for other seasonal treats, look no further than here!

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Happy Ostara!

I’m wishing all of you wonderful readers a very blessed Ostara/Equinox! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s Ostara this Weekend!

It will officially be Spring this coming Sunday! I’m so excited! I will have a little Ostara ritual, and do some fun, Spring-y stuff, like pick up some soil and pots to grow all of my delicious herbs (and a few choice vegetables!), we will likely create beautiful Ostara eggs (Pisanki) as well, although, we may do that closer to Easter (at the end of April this year).

I’m ever so excited for Spring, and the coming warm seasons. Even though here in the Pacific North West, the winters are actually pretty warm, those clouds that keep the sun away most of the time can get quite annoying! While I do enjoy the warmer weather here, back in Ontario, we have quite a few sunny, very cold, but sunny days during winter.

Anywho, I suppose I could go on about how Ostara is about renewal and yada-yada, but you already know that ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here are a few other cute Spring-y pictures!

P.S. Happy St. Paddy’s tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜€ I know a few people who are taking Friday off of work… lol.




Clytie – The Heliotrope

 

by Ovid (adapted)

There was once a Nymph named Clytie, who gazed ever at Apollo as he drove his sun-chariot through the heavens. She watched him as he rose in the east attended by the rosy-fingered Dawn and the dancing Hours. She gazed as he ascended the heavens, urging his steeds still higher in the fierce heat of the noonday. She looked with wonder as at evening he guided his steeds downward to their many-colored pastures under the western sky, where they fed all night on ambrosia.

Apollo saw not Clytie. He had no thought for her, but he shed his brightest beams upon her sister the white Nymph Leucothoe. And when Clytie perceived this she was filled with envy and grief.

Night and day she sat on the bare ground weeping. For nine days and nine nights she never raised herself from the earth, nor did she take food or drink – but ever she turned her weeping eyes toward the sun-god as he moved through the sky.

And her limbs became rooted to the ground. Green leaves enfolded her body. Her beautiful face was concealed by tiny flowers, violet-colored and sweet with perfume. Thus was she changed into a flower and her roots held her fast to the ground – but ever she turned her blossom-covered face toward the sun, following with eager gaze his daily flight. In vain were her sorrow and tears, for Apollo regarded her not.

And so through the ages has the Nymph turned her dew-washed face toward the heavens, and men no longer call her Clytie, but the sun-flower, heliotrope.