First, I want to apologize for going on such a long (and basically unannounced) break from writing. There had been a lot going on, both good and bad, and unfortunately a lot of my writing projects were put on hold. I kept meaning to come back sooner (I took pictures on the Spring Equinox to share... that long ago already?), but sometimes it's hard to get back into good habits, I guess.
Still, as the weeks have gone by, I've tucked away ideas, knowing that eventually I wanted to get back to writing. I also know I left a few projects sitting unfinished here.
I do want to catch up a little here first, though... There was Ostara, of course. Simple ritual, just sitting under an old maple watching the sun come up. Same as last year, actually. Now as I'd written about, we had a very warm winter - and that became a very hot spring. The day after spring was hot enough to go down to the beach. I'd never been so early in the season, there were tons of little baby shrimp (we think they were anyway) all along the shore. That was followed by an evening fire under the stars.
After that equinox week, the weather went back to normal for the most part... which means a drop from the nice 85F down to 45F. Yeah.
Beltane rolled around, and the lilac bushes were in full bloom. I didn't get to make a cream pie this year, which is the usual Beltane treat, but there was some fresh, whole milk, and oatcakes. Just something small to mark the occasion. Simple rituals are sometimes some of the nicest.