Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Solstice Magic

Nature is speaking to us. Some are listening.

Thomas Friedman says the Earth is Full.  He bases his NY Times article on the work of Paul Gilding.

As we approach the Summer Solstice, we are charged with doing magic to protect the earth.

But magic must always be *informed* . We must watch...we must listen... before we can know how to act.

Personally... I'm thinking cool, wet thoughts.   We have been in serious drought for at least 2 months.
The weather has been, dry and warm. In the afternoons and early moring the humidity is so, unnaturally, low that it feels like Colorado instead of Louisiana.  I know there has been too much snow & rain in the Mississippi Watershed.  We watched the river gauge hoover at flood stage, while we waited for the Corps to send the water into the floodplains where it would flow naturally if not leveed for our protection.  And we had to water our gardens to stop them from drying up at the same time.

The earth is speaking to us... we need to listen before it's too late.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


I am a mostly silent member of the Traditional Stregheria yahoo group...

One of the members, Myth, does significant research and graciously posts to the site.
She often reposts things she has researched and written in the past.

A resent repost on Benevento was quite interesting.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Stormy Weather - Start of Hurricane Season 2011

Hurricane Season starts June 1st and ends November 30th.

I'd like a 2011 Hurricane Season a lot like 2009 or 2010. Just enough to keep the Gulf cooled off... storms far enough away from New Orleans not to make any of us crazy.

Listen to Lena and hope that we don't have Stormy Weather. I know it's been more than 5 years but we're still sad and mad and we don't want a repeat any time soon. And too many families are still apart.