Folkdays: Snowdrops

It has been quite a tumultuous year since I wrote my Folkdays post on bluebells last May. At that time, I was adjusting to a new normal of being locked-down in a city, with only a few spots of nature to be found. Now, I have moved back home, to a place where nature aboundsContinue reading “Folkdays: Snowdrops”

Folkdays: Apple Lore

Summer comes to a close with the autumn equinox. Falling on or around 22 September, the days and nights are of equal length, before the balance tips towards steadily increasing hours of darkness. Known as Mabon in the Wheel of the Year calendar, this would traditionally be a time for collecting in the last fruitsContinue reading “Folkdays: Apple Lore”

Folkdays: Rose Lore

FOR MORE FOLKDAYS CONTENT, SEE MY BLOG. I’ve been working with roses quite a bit recently, as I’ve been making pigment from rose petals and using them to paint the flowers themselves. They’ve crept into my life in all sorts of other ways, too: I’ve recently written a piece about thorns (and the Anglo-Saxon runeContinue reading “Folkdays: Rose Lore”

Folkdays: Rag Trees

FOR MORE FOLKDAYS CONTENT, SEE MY BLOG. The walks, especially the less-trodden tracks, around the Clent, Walton, and Wychbury Hills are where I get most of my inspiration, and where I feel my creativity recharging. One of the most special spots on these walks is the dell behind St Kenelm’s church. The spring is saidContinue reading “Folkdays: Rag Trees”