May Day!

How do you celebrate? May 1st used to be celebrated. Several different types of celebrations have been associated with the day. Probably originally a fertility ritual to ensure good crops and lots of livestock (here), some believe it goes back to ancient agrarians, including Romans. But most date it to Medieval times in Europe, especially… Continue reading May Day!

loquats!

who knew?! When we moved further south seven years ago, my husband’s aunt and uncle came to visit from Florida. We are in the same temperate zone and she brought plants for us. A couple didn’t make it, for one reason or another. And a couple did. We have some Asian (or African?) lilies in… Continue reading loquats!

good friday

a somber day I never understood why it was called “Good Friday” in Holy Week. What on earth “good” was there to Jesus being crucified? How was it ever “good” that he had to drag his own cross through the rough streets of Jerusalem and then up to Golgotha? It was good for us, of… Continue reading good friday

from within

surface illusions… real infrastructure We’re having our dining room floor joists replaced. It’s an interesting process here in the Lowcountry, where most homes have a crawl space instead of a basement. Our house is from the mid-60s. It sits on a brick foundation which sits on a concrete footing, and underneath the house itself is… Continue reading from within

do not be afraid

trust in God and STAND UP for FREEDOM Some pretty wonky things are unfolding all over the planet. If you are late to class, you may have missed the introduction of the WEF SCRIPT for total submission. There’s no real class. Just a script, in fact. Do WHAT WE SAY. That’s it. The dry run… Continue reading do not be afraid