Something un-feathered must have gone after the seed ball last night and tried to climb the rope. There was a thump and a squeak at one point last evening and the seedball is pulled all the way to the eyebolt and the frame wrapped around the rope. Hmm…
Yesterday morning I planted the garlics that had started to sprout. The radishes that I tossed in are starting, but they won’t be ready for the feast. I should have done that a week earlier, but forgot. Ah well. At least there will be greens.
Once I was at the shop I started trying to get some of the new stuff (pulled out of boxes, new) priced and out for sale. I ended up doing a pre-nup session that took a couple of hours then dinked a little with various things, then talked to Paul for a couple of hours.
>>>>> A “friend” on a jonquil bud >>>>>>
At that point Tempus (who had been working on various chores during the day) and I looked at each other, sighed and said, “Inventory…”. “Yup!” was the response, so that took up quite a lot of time. I remembered just as we were leaving to harvest the jonquils and primrose and get those set up for drying and so we didn’t head for home until 9:30 or so.
<<<<< That’s another fella in my basket <<<<<
Today I have to get my final shopping list together and then get some more cooking done. I’ve got the Bacon Blue Butter to do at the least and I want to try the hazelnut version of marzipan. I’m also thinking to do a whacking lot more of the blackberry jam and to see whether I can find the huckleberries that I froze that haven’t surfaced.
Today’s Plant is the Blueberry, Vaccinium Cyanococcus(many species/varieties)! This is a fruiting bush that is related to cranberries, huckleberries and bilberries, has many species within the genus and many varieties within the species. Many fruits are called blueberries, when they’re not Vaccinium. Widely cultivated across the world, the fruit is high in iron and lot of micronutrients and even has resveratrol like red grapes. It may have effects on brain health, reducing stroke damage in experimental animals and memory retention in the aged. More here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blueberry – Put blueberries under the doormat to keep people you don’t want out of the house or plant them along the property line or next to the front walk to keep them entirely off your property. Blossoms can be dried and carried in an amulet, or wear fresh ones in your hair for protection from negative psychic energy near you. Eat blueberries and/or make blueberry pie or tea or jam to get the protection from psychic attack inside you, especially if the effects are leading to headaches and fatigue.
Today has been proposed as a Wear Purple to Support the Kyoto Protocol day. There’s a lot of misinformation floating around about this effort to reduce climate changing greenhouse gasses, especially carbon dioxide.
“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” – Thomas Alva Edison; in conversation with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone (1931)
Here’s the Wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol
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Waxing Moon Magick – The waxing moon is for constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or healthy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healings for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. Phase ends at the Tide Change on 2/22 at 10:20am. Waxing Gibbous Moon – From seven to fourteen days after the new moon. For spells that need concentrated work over a ¼ moon cycle this is the best time for constructive workings. Aim to do the last working on the day of the Full moon, before the turn. Keywords for the Gibbous phase are: analyze, prepare, trust. It is the time in a cycle to process the results of the actions taken during the First Quarter. During this phase you are gathering information. Give up making judgments; it will only lead to worry. Your knowledge is incomplete. Laugh. Analyze and filter. LOOK WITHIN. God/dess aspect: Maiden/Youth, but in the uncommitted phase, the Warriors – Associated God/desses: Dion, Dionysius, Venus, Thor. Phase ends at the Full on 2/20 at 10:20pm.
After dusk, the Moon shines above Orion, left of orange Aldebaran, and below Beta Tauri (El Nath), the brighter of Taurus’s two horn-tips.
Jupiter‘s big, slow moon Ganymede casts its relatively prominent shadow onto Jupiter tonight, from 10:57 p.m. to 2:18 a.m. EST. Ganymede itself crosses Jupiter from 12:58 to 4:06 a.m. EST. Meanwhile, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot transits the planet’s central meridian around 2:36 a.m. EST. Subtract three hours from these times to get PST.
Venus (magnitude –3.9) is gradually getting lower in the southeast during dawn.
Goddess Month of of Bridhe, runs from 1/23 – 2/19
Goddess Month of of Moura, runs from 2/20-3/19
Celtic Tree Month of Luis/Rowan, Jan 21-Feb 17, Luis (LWEESH)/rowan
Celtic Tree Month of Nuin/Nion/Ash, Feb 18 – Mar 17, Nion (NEE-uhn)
Runic half-month of Sowulo/ Sigel, 2/12-26 It represents the power of the force of good throughout the world and is the harbinger of victory and ascendancy over darkness.
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Celtic Tree Month of Luis/Rowan, Jan 21-Feb 17, Luis (LWEESH)/rowan – The rowan, or mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia L.) is related to servceberries. The red berries were historically used to lure birds into traps, and the specific epithet aucuparia comes from words meaning “to catch a bird”. Birds are also responsible for dispersing the seeds. Rowans thrive in poor soils and colonize disturbed areas. In some parts of Europe they are most common around ancient settlements, either because of their weedy nature or because they were planted. Rowans flower in May. They grow to 15 m (50 feet) and are members of the Rose family (Rosaceae). They are cultivated in North America, especially in the northeast.
Luis – Rowan Ogam letter correspondences
Color: Grey and Red
Meaning: Controlling your life; Protection against control by others.
Quert – Apple Ogam letter correspondences to study this month
Meaning: A choice must be made
Tides for Alsea Bay
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
~ /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Tu 16 Low 12:14 AM 2.7 7:15 AM Set 2:24 AM 55
~ 16 High 6:35 AM 8.0 5:46 PM Rise 12:25 PM
~ 16 Low 1:46 PM 0.7
~ 16 High 8:10 PM 5.8
Affirmation/Thought for the Day – When you open your eyes to greet this day….remember to first love yourself, celebrate your strengths and know that you are loved, that you are needed, valued and appreciated and take the time to wish yourself a very special Happy Valentines Day..for if you feel the love you can share the love within…
~ Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength. – Hasidic Proverb
~ Always do what you are afraid to do first – Keith Dan
~ There is never as much to worry about as I worry that there will be. – SJ Tucker
~ My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty, and that’s the law. – Jerry Seinfeld
America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still. – e. e. cummings (1894-1962) u. s. poet
Herbs & Flowers – lily of the valley, tansy, lavender, marjoram, jasmine, crocus flowers, daffodils, Irish moss, snowdrops, and ginger, daffodil, jonquils, woodruff, violet, gorse, olive, peony, iris, narcissus and all spring flowers, acorns, celadine, cinquefoil, dandelion, dogwood, rose, tansy, honeysuckle
Colors – lemon yellow, pale green and pale pink, silver, grass green, all pastels, Robin’s egg blue, violet, and white. light green,
Offerings – bread and cakes, eggs, first fruits of the season.
Deities – Cernunnos, Druantia, Corn Maiden, Attis, Eastre, Persephone, Nerthus, Asherah
Deities: Diana, Artemis
Stones – aquamarine, rose quartz, and moonstone.
Gemstones: amethyst, aquamarine, bloodstone and red jasper.
Animals – rabbits and snakes.
Mythical beasts – unicorns, merpeople, and pegasus.
make a blend from any of the following scents or simply choose one… jasmine, frankincense, myrrh, dragon’s blood, cinnamon, nutmeg, aloes wood, benzoin, musk, African violet, sage, strawberry, lotus, violet flowers, orange peel, rose or rose petals.
Symbols – eggs, rabbits, spring flowers, green and yellow jellybeans
Candles – gold, green and yellow
Foods – eggs, egg salad, hard-boiled eggs, honey cakes, first fruits of the season, fish, cakes, biscuits, cheeses, honey and ham. May also include foods made of seeds, such as sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds, as well as pine nuts. Sprouts are equally appropriate, as are leafy, green vegetables, leafy greens, dairy foods, flower dishes.