Category Archives: Folklore

Celebrating the Winter Solstice with a Giveaway!

I’m celebrating… Laughter from grandchildren. Twinkling lights on a Christmas tree. Listening to carols on the radio. Hot chocolate on a cold, rainy day. Smiles from passing strangers. These are a few of my favorite things… Winter Solstice celebrations have … Continue reading

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When Dreams Become Reality…

There are times when our dreams take us to places we’ve only imagined. Where we travel across to different realms, or to times past. If the dream is full of wonder and beauty, we awake with a sense of the … Continue reading

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Irish Mythology and The Order of the Dragon Knights…

The mythology of Ireland has always fascinated me. It is rich in stories of how this magical island was formed. I could start at the very beginning, but it would take many posts to tell the story. Here is a brief snippet … Continue reading

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Happy Yule ~ Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice celebrations have begun! Light the Yule log and pass a cup of mead around. Or if you prefer, hot apple cider. As we anticipate the battle of the aging Holly King and the young Oak King, light and warmth … Continue reading

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Festival of Samhain…

Today sees the dark half of the Celtic year swing open. Samhain — ‘summer’s end.’ Land and animals prepare for winter sleep. A time when the veils between the worlds, seen and unseen, are very thin. I’ve spoken about this time … Continue reading

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Believe…

“If one observes a rainbow, they may see the road through time.” –excerpt DRAGON KNIGHT’S SWORD     Are you ready for a journey? Then turn off all your electronics. Relax in a comfy chair. Close your eyes… Envision you’re … Continue reading

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Stepping Back In Time With My Girls…

Girl’s weekend is a treasured event in my family — one where I spend quality time with my daughters. They are grown with families, but it’s important to still have our time together.  No husbands or children allowed! Just us gals… … Continue reading

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Celebrating Autumn…

We were fortunate to have been treated to a spectacular harvest moon so close to the autumn equinox. Or as the druids call it…Alban Elfed ~ Light of Autumn It made for an extra special start to one of my favorite times … Continue reading

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Another Nessie Sighting!

  As a firm believer that Nessie ~ aka the Loch Ness Monster does exist, here is a recent photo captured at the Fort Augustus end of Loch Ness by photographer David Elder. It was one that I could not … Continue reading

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Sea Dragons Do Exist!

  “They say that Ireland and Scotland were once joined until a dragon’s tail smashed upon the land, separating them.” Excerpt–DRAGON KNIGHT’S SWORD   Last weekend, I was at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I can’t begin to tell you how often I … Continue reading

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