Daily Stuff 3-10-22 Tibetan Uprising Day

Hi, folks!

The shop opens at 1pm. Winter hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by Ken Gagne.

 [posting at 4pm] Rain gauge at noon on 3/10 – Dry & it’s sunny, if chill. I’ll put full weather in the next report, since they’re so close.

1/2 of the tubers….

Tuesday night did not go the way we figured it would. I got snarled up in finishing the House Capuchin stuff for the week, so we missed the right time to get home for supper, and Tempus had to head out so’s to make it on time to start the bulk route. <sigh> He got the bed set up for me, at least, and we did get supper…. spaghetti out of a can. I still had stuff to work on, so we decided that I was staying at the shop overnight and I got back to work. …by midnight I was running out of oomph.

Wee baby dahlia

I sat down with my tablet to try to get it working and I just don’t understand how to link it to my regular account. I couldn’t find anything online that made sense. Everything wants me to pay what I’m paying for already. By 12:30 I had run out of energy, so I called Tempus to see whether it was possible for him to take a break to get me home. Nope. <sigh> So I putzed around with pix and computer housekeeping for awhile, then went to try to sleep.

Being potted. You can see how small!

I managed a long nap, but then couldn’t get comfortable enough to doze back off. I watched the SpaceX launch for a bit and then just played. I tried calling Tempus a couple of times, but didn’t get through… and then he was there at the shop and we picked up, went home, and collapsed.

1/2 half of the potted ones tucked around the tiny one

We were up again around 2pm, got coffee and breakfast sandwiches and I headed outside a little before 3 while he was working on dishes and such. I started with seeds, putting a few trailing nasturtium seeds into the railing planters, a few snow pea seeds into those pots, then radishes and two kinds of carrots into those buckets. I was going to do lettuce, but I think I’m going to wait until next week on those. I “papered” a bunch of pots, getting ready for dahlia tubers, then went back to trying to get that huge wad of tubers apart. I spent at least an hour at that, pulling tubers large and small and even one wee little shoot. Eventually Tempus came out and he filled the papered pots and a lot of small containers, so I could get dirt over the seeds and fill in some sunken spots in a couple of the planters. He also moved a bunch of the buckets, so that they were not underfoot anymore and snugged them up to each other. We worked together on getting a lot of the tubers potted up. There are at least 25 pots. We put the rest of the tubers in a large pot (50 plus, but no dirt) and covered it with a bucket, but there were still a few left and those went under a postal tote. Wow…. More to do, obviously.

One clump. Some of these aren’t possible to pull apart!

That was just a couple of hours and I was worn out, afterwards. I sat for a bit, then got washed up, then lotioned my hands. This time of the year I peel, if I don’t take care of my hands….. Tempus got supper. Meatballs, brussels sprouts, potato patties and cheese. That was tasty! I had a cup of my green ginger tea with it and then I went to bed and slept for 4 hours!

The last ones, the really big tubers. That one on the last is 16 inches long, not counting the root.

Once I was back up, I pulled out a tiny sewing project to work on, one of 1/2 a dozen that I’ve been neglecting. I need to find my ribbon to make a hanger and then stuff it. I’m still not sure how I got sidetracked on finishing these.

Tucked up tight.

I turned in around 2am, after Tempus took off for the paper run. I got him to put away the miniature display boxes in the back of the closet, first. At least they’re out from underfoot. I needed to find some white glue, after printing some of the paper that I intend to use.

More tucked up. These are all new, all dahlias except for an iris.

I realized when I got up (10:30…. dratted asthma) that the holding tank was backing up into the shower. <groan> so I got Tempus to take care of that before we came into town. I also got a few more pictures of the garden stuff. There were geese in the cleared area of one of the properties near home. It’s a spot that’s mostly dry, but if there are flood warnings, it goes under. I’m guessing it’s rather spongy because there’s nothing down there by access to their dock. There was an egret in one of the little inlets, standing there and looking regal, a heron way out by the river in the Eckman outflow.


We got here and had coffee. Tempus had nabbed some english muffins before coming home this morning, so those and cheese were a meal. I started in on messages and this, right away, and also got the House Capuchin newsletter blank up and running for the week. …and I’m going to stop here and continue in the next one….

Beautiful Eggs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTc7Fh2lX4

More Ghost Forest! – https://www.beachconnection.net/news/new_ghostforest_tsunami_south_coast.php?fbclid=IwAR2FNgtbjG0GPMy6i1CcdobOySWkuenw5KouyxCXI_pDJj50Nmhl63rSmNU

Partly white bull elk, photo by Ken Gagne on 3/6/19

plant herb sage blossom bud

SageSalvia Officinalis, sometimes called true sage, or culinary sage, is a plant that has been used in cookery, magick and medicine for many thousands of years. It is one of the ingredients in Four Thieves Vinegar. The blossoms make a delicious tea. – Masculine, Jupiter, Air– In purple cloth, brings wisdom. Worn in an amulet sewn into a horn shape protects against the evil eye. Used as a wash, or sniffed, enhances youthful mindset and appearance. Eat sage in May for long life. Carry to promote wisdom. Write a wish on a sage leaf and sleep on it. If you dream of it, it will happen, else bury the leaf in the ground. More here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_officinalis

feast 0310 Dalai_Lama

Tibetan Uprising Day – This is the anniversary of the uprising of Tibet against China in 1959. The uprising failed and the Dalai Lama had to flee and has lived in exile since. Tibet is not free, and China has been pretty cruel.  More here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibetan_Uprising_Day  and on the Dalai Lama here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalai_Lama

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Love & Light,


Today’s Astro & Calendar

Moon in Gemini enters Cancer at 11:24pm.

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 3/18 at 12:18am. 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 3/16 at 12:18pm.

The Moon, crossing Taurus, shines between Aldebaran and the Pleiades on Tuesday the 8th.

Now the Moon shines almost equidistant from the two horntips of Taurus, Beta and fainter Zeta Tauri, as shown above. It’s upper left of their midpoint during evening for North America.

First Quarter Moon – Our Moon reaches First Quarter early on the morning of May 10. – NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio

First Quarter Moon occurs today at 5:45 A.M. EST. Our satellite also reaches apogee — the farthest point from Earth in its orbit around us — at 6:04 P.M. EST. At that time, it will float some 251, 200 miles (404,267 kilometers) away. This phase is an excellent time to enjoy our Moon, whether you’re an experienced lunar observer or just getting started. At this time, the Moon isn’t too bright and unlike during Full Moon — when the Sun is directly over the lunar surface — sharp shadows abound, making features really stand out. Plus, diligent observers will notice that even over the course of just a few hours, these shadows will change, transforming the landscape right before your eyes. This will be most evident along the terminator separating light from dark (day from night). Some prominent craters to look for include Cassini, Aristillus, Manilius, and Heraclitus. Pump up the magnification on your telescope to cut down on the brightness if it feels overwhelming — this will put a smaller region of the Moon in your field of view, cutting down on the reflected light entering your scope (and your eyes).

Through dark and light – Ceres travels up the star-studded face of Taurus the Bull this month. – Astronomy: Roen Kelly

Ceres will remain in Taurus as the month progresses, passing near the dark nebula Barnard 19 later in March. This entire region is rife with deep-sky targets, so make sure to return when the Moon has moved away and dimmed to truly take advantage of all Taurus has to offer.

Venus and much fainter Mars continue in early dawn this week, 4° apart in the southeast; see the scene at the top of this page. Venus blazes at magnitude –4.6. Mars is only about one two-hundredth as bright at mag +1.3. Look for Mars below or lower right of showy Venus before dawn gets too bright.

Runic half-month of Teiwaz/Tyr, 2/27-3/13 This is a time of positive regulation, sacrifice and hard work in order to progress.

Sun in Pisces

Goddess Month of of Moura, runs from 2/20-3/19
Celtic Tree Month of
Nuin/Nion  Ash  Feb 18Mar 17
Color – Green
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Celtic Tree Month of Nuin/Nion/Ash, Feb 18 – Mar 17, Nion (NEE-uhn), ash – the common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) is a major tree of lowland forests in much of Europe, along with oaks and beeches. It grows to 40 m (130 feet) in open sites, with a broad crown reminiscent of American elm trees. Ash was and still is an important timber tree, and is a traditional material for the handle of a besom. The common ash is occasionally cultivated in North America, and similar native ash species are widely grown as street trees. Ashes are members of the Olive family (Oleaceae).

Nuin – Ash Ogam letter correspondences
Month: March
Color: Glass Green
Class: Cheiftain
Letter: N
Meaning: Locked into a chain of events; Feeling bound.

Ogam letter correspondences to study this month Oir – Spindle Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: White
Class: Peasant
Letter: TH, OI
Meaning: Finish obligations and tasks or your life cannot move forward.


Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
Th  10     High   5:11 AM     6.9   6:37 AM     Set  2:06 AM      43
~    10      Low  12:45 PM     1.4   6:16 PM    Rise 10:43 AM
~    10     High   7:34 PM     5.0


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Friends live within my heart.


Journal Prompt – Multicultural Connections – List the questions you would want to ask a girl from Japan who has just entered your class. For example, what would you like to know about her country, her background, and her traditions?



~   A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities. – William Shakespeare
~   Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. – Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) US President (26)
~   Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. – Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish artist
~   I am burning. If anyone lacks tinder, let him set his rubbish ablaze with my fire. – Rumi

Patience is wider than one once envisioned,
with ribbons of rivers and distant ranges
and tasks undertaken and finished
with modest relish by natives in their
native dress. – Kay Ryan (1945–)


Ostara Magick – Spells

Ostara Seed Spell

Small plant pot
Write your goals and ambitions for the following year on the paper. Place the paper at the bottom of the pot, and lay the coin on top of it. Fill the pot with soil. Plant the seed into the soil, and water. Hold the pot between both hands and visualize your dreams/wishes growing as the plant does. Place the pot in a sunny spot, and nurture.

Ostara Egg Spell – March 20th, 2007 – Color of the day: Red – Incense of the day: Myrrh

The Spring or Vernal Equinox marks the pagan holiday of Ostara. It is a time of balance and a celebration of the return of springtime. The spring holidays of many cultures celebrate with symbols of birth, growth, and fertility, such as rabbits and eggs. Most cultures gave their goddesses springtime gifts of eggs to ensure fertility and blessings. The yellow of the yolk symbolizes the returning Sun and the white shell represents the purity of the returning Maiden Goddess. Across time and across cultures, people decorated eggs in colors and symbols to reflect newness and freshness. The beautifully and intricately decorated Ukrainian eggs are made by writing eggs with beeswax in a batik or resist method. The dye is applied and the waxed part remains uncolored. Called pysanky, the Ukrainian word for decorated egg, they are prized works of art. Witches can do a magical pysanky by writing or drawing glyphs, runes, and symbols on the eggs and then dyeing them. Focus your intention on writing and decorating a hardboiled egg; use meaningful symbols and then dye it an appropriate color. Focus your wish or desire into the egg. Offer thanks to the Goddess, then eat it mindfully, imagining the new magic filling you like the pure sunlight of the season. By: Gail Wood

Seed Planting Spell – Ostara, like Mabon is a hinge-point in the year.

  1. As the Wheel revolves around the rebirth of the Sun and Son at Yule, this is the point where Winter turns to Spring.
  2. This is a time when you can begin new things or leave old things behind.
  3. Decide which you’re going to do. Make it specific, something you can turn into words.
  4. Take a cup of earth from the tray.
  5. Take 3 seeds from the basket that is going around if you’re beginning something new and 5 if you’re leaving something behind.
  6. Press the seeds into the soil with intent as we meditate on the changing of the energy tide from Winter to Spring. (play the Change of the Tide on a stereo)


Silliness – For The Kids…

Doctor, Doctor, I feel like a pack of cards.
I’ll deal with you later.

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