Monday, January 25, 2010
Although we are catholic, the gael withing us always calls every year to merge the 1st of February (Saint Bridgets Day) , with candlemas and imbolc, resulting in a very unique celebration for us every year ! This year we have our candles in , ready to be blessed and lit , and also we`ve started making our decorations , we`ve hung our "sun wheel" (which woud have been made from straw) inside to welcome the coming spring and the sun that will feed the crops...and we are collecting the inner tubes of toilet rolls to sow our seeds in...the girls spent today using old winter pine cones to make seed holders for the smaller birds that are visiting our yard...please if you are doing this , make SURE an adult melts the fat and let it cool down before letting the kids dip the cones in ! You can hang the cones in the trees or leave them on tables , shed roofs etc...and enjoy watching the birds have a feast !
Aideen is doing a project on the Mexican artist Freda Kahlo ,which she started today...so we`re both finding that interesting ! And as Imbolc appproaches we are crossing our fingers that the weather will hold on the night so we can have a small fire in the yard...complete with hot chocolate...happy celebrating spring no matter how you do it !