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Bluebells
Bluebells

This year’s Celtic fire festival of Beltane on the 30. April I spent with acquaintances and friends.  After a delicious shared dinner we were sitting in a circle around a table with flowers and candles,  sharing our experiences in nature at this time of the year and sharing traditions and customs of Beltane and May Day from different regions of this planet. The relation to bonfires, fertility and abundance in nature celebrated in tribes and cultures is

Lush beech leaves
Lush beech leaves

obvious.  How much do we enjoy the beauty in Nature after a long Winter! The abundance and variety of plants growing, while the days are slowly getting warmer, with longer daylight; the lush greens in the new leaves and all colours of the rainbow to be found in trees, bushes and flowers. We are amazed about the life force in Nature! How does this effect our activities? We will definitely spend more time outside with the elements. The voiles to the natural realm are thinner now. The aliveness, the energy of expansion and creativity is all around us! This and more was shared in stories, poems and experiences.

Pink clouds in the sky
Pink clouds in the sky

Enjoying a bonfire in the yard later, under a pink clouded sky, was a fantastic end to a heart warming celebration of Beltane.

Bonfire
Bonfire

A couple of days later I went to Pollock Country Park, a large green belt in Glasgow’s South. What a paradise of bluebells!

Bluebells carpet

I spent the afternoon walking through the various beautiful gardens of Pollock House and later through Pollock Country Park.  I felt very nurtured, peaceful and happy from the depth of my heart and enjoyed all the colourful plants.  Of course my felted friends where accompanying me 🙂 This elf on the photo below is my latest addition.  If you’re living in the Scottish central belt, then you’re welcome to join one of my felt workshop and you can learn how to create those nature beings and other magical beings like dragons etc.  Just use the contact form and get in touch and check out here.

Elf in the bluebells
Elf in the bluebells

He’s lighting the path with his lantern.

Elf and gnome in conversation
Elf and gnome in conversation

The elf in conversation with a little red hat gnome

Elf in the bluebells
Little elf in the bluebells, needle felted

 

Spring has sprung

Happy beginning of Spring! I spent the first day of Spring on a sunny Saturday in the beautiful Lenzie Moss nature reserve.

First day of Spring
First day of Spring in Lenzie Moss
Crocuses opened to the sunlight
Crocuses opened to the sunlight

The area is a sanctuary for wildlife, including rabbits, deer and foxes. Besides the boggy area, where peat was cut over centuries and which is now overgrown with heather, reed grass, moss and other plants, there is beautiful  Continue reading Spring has sprung