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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Weather’ Category

Fall Embertide – 2018

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

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Four times a year a few days are set aside for fasting and prayer and marking the changing of seasons. These are called “Ember days.” For me the Fall or Autumn Ember days are the best and the ones I really only mark in anyway. I’m always so eager for Fall.

These Fall Ember days come the Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday after Holy Cross day. Per our tradition I take the babies that are home outside on one of these days to look for signs in creation that the seasons are changing. We call this our Ember Walk.

Celebrating Spring

Friday, April 6th, 2018

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March 20th the First Day of Spring, arrived looking and feeling very much NOT like Spring.



Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

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Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

Before the stars have left the skies,
At morning in the dark I rise;
And shivering in my nakedness,
By the cold candle, bathe and dress.

Close by the jolly fire I sit
To warm my frozen bones a bit;
Or with a reindeer-sled, explore
The colder countries round the door.


The Snow Ball

Monday, January 29th, 2018

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On the ‘warmest’ day of January we held our Snow Ball. The lovely Brambly Hedge Winter Story gave me the idea to celebrate Winter in the dead of Winter. We had a fancy meal, played a game and held a dance of course.

On the Menu:

Donut Snowmen
“Cold Cuts”
milk and water aka melted snow
Cheese stck snowmen
Ice cream
Hot chocolate
Snowmen carrot noses
Boiled egg snow balls.