Euonymus (Spindle Tree)

I used to think euonymus was a rather boring plant. It’s one of the most commonly used foundation plantings in the northeastern US (so much so that it has now become invasive in some areas), and while there is a fair amount of variation in foliage and form, it never struck me as a particularly […]

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The plant is found abundantly throughout England, on hedge-banks and the sides of fields, in dry thickets and on all waste places. In Scotland it is much more local and does not penetrate very far northward. Agrimony has an old reputation as a popular, domestic medicinal herb, being a simple well known to all country-folk. […]

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[NYNY] Wheel of Morality…

I’d like to begin this summation with my all-time favorite fortune cookie message: Now is the time to make circles with mints, do not haste any longer. Aside from the fact that something was clearly lost in translation, the message is strangely applicable to this whole grand experiment. Don’t rush, keep things cool, but still […]

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[NYNY] Goals

Since I’ve been toodling all over Portugal for the past week, I’m aiming for a 2-for-1 special on writing prompts today. First, the seed question from December 20th: What do you want to accomplish in 2012 using both magical and mundane means? I already stated the vague intention of flexing my magical and energetic muscles, but […]

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Prayer to the Holy Earth

Holy Earth, cradled in the swirling arms of the Star Mother, Lover of the Sun, Sister of the Moon, You, who are glorious in your greenery, generous with you love, and terrifying in your rage. Guide me in the ways of the Standing People, feet rooted in Earth, keepers of Water, Breath-Givers, alchemists of the […]

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