- my foster hedgehogs waking up and putting on weight well
- leaf burst on the hawthorn*
- geese returning
- the birds getting all excited and flitting about in pairs
- corvids nesting*
- the wild primroses
- the shoots of my black tulips
- the small leaves on my roses
- the gorgeous sunrises
- toads hopping in my garden
- bumble bees bumbling
- the robins nesting in the ivy
- gorgeous flowers on my epic rosemary plant
*a month later than usual!!!
There’s a folk saying that I usually take notice of:
If Candlemas day be fair and bright,
Winter will have another flight,
But if Candlemas day be wind and rain, winter has gone
and won’t be back again!
Now for the life of me I can’t remember what the weather was like on Candlemas, but I presume it was fair and bright, as this is the coldest February I have known in a LONG time. We have had glorious days that tell of Spring, but they have all disappeared this week haven’t they? Brrr!
There is other weather lore that one can follow. I’m not sure why I was so distracted this year, but I shall be sure to follow it next – and I’m going to research what applies for the rest of the year too.
If you note down the weather for the last 12 days of January, its meant to indicate the weather for the next 12 months, and the same for the last 3 days indicating the weather for Spring. I have to say its always been pretty accurate when I’ve observed it. If you have any memories of weather from that time, take note and add it to the relevant month.
This week we are cold. I have made public one of the meditations from the online subscription service for us all to share this week. Its a body scan to relax the body and clear it of any tension, and then goes into a very simplified microcosmic orbit breath to generate some internal warmth. I hope you enjoy it and it helps you to through this cold snap. ( I keep talking like this week is IT, cause I’m sending positive energy to Spring so it hopefully happens sooner rather than later! If its any comfort, I observed that the Summer following the last long harsh winter that we had was a scorcher.) It talks of the darkest of weeks, cause as you can see it was for January – so ignore that detail and enjoy the rest.
Loads of love xxx