I’ve been meaning to get back to the blog for a while now, whenever work is crap the poor thing tends to suffer!
Anyway to kick off a photo from our Beltane Rite. We celebrated on April 28th, which was at the end of a week where we had seen driving rain and winds. As a result it was decided to call off the picnic we were planning for after the ceremony, instead Craig, Bracken and I met up in town beforehand for a full English breakfast – what a fantastic idea!
The rain managed to hold off and we even had sunshine just as the ceremony was due to start. The men had been sent off earlier to find a maypole whilst the ladies remained behind to dig out the hole. Remembering how they normally come back with a hefty pole we excavated quite a pit … we were a bit optimistic!
This is one of my favourite ceremonies as we traditionally mark out the circle with blossom and we had plenty of greenery and flowers too this year. It’s truly magical to see the circle manifest in the physical world in this way. I had been out earlier on the hunt for may blossom, it’s a couple of weeks later than normal in flowering and I could only find one tree which had a few flowers just coming out of bud. This meant we had just enough to place on the altar but not enough to hand out sprigs as we usually do.
After the ceremony, as it was still dry and sunny, we had a walk round the park for a change which meant we could go and pat the donkeys!