Daily Stuff 6-17-22 Beachcombers’ Day1

Hi, folks!

Minus Tide at 9:49 AM of -2.2 feet. The shop opens at 1pm. Spring hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon. Featured photo by Ken Gagne.

 [posting at 1am] It was nice weather after the early morning rain, although I didn’t see enough of it to say how nice. 52F, wind at 0-4mph, AQI 7-36, UV8 Chance of rain 71% today and 24% tonight. There’s quite a bit of rain on the weathermap to the south and east of us, but nothing near. The center of the swirl/low/weather system is right offshore from Coos Bay. The next one is off the Aleutians. Forecast – Today(57/48) Showery. Tomorrow(57/51) It might still be showery for the parade, but should dry out for a nice afternon. Sun(57/50) AM Showers, Mon-Sun Partly cloudy and dry, highs in the low 60’s, lows 50 and just below.

Wednesday evening I slept quite a bit. I tried to get up at midnight and barely managed it, but crawled back in just about when Tempus left for the paper run. I finally managed to get moving around 3 and then steadily fried, chopped, boiled, spiced, salted and so on until I got a soup made and a batch of chicken cooked for broth and then for meals later, plus several other prep things. I tried taking a little of the broth and chopped chicken and mixing cheese powder into it. That actually was a tasty snack! … but it meant that at 7am I was still awake. …and then I didn’t fall asleep for another hour!

When Tempus’ alarm went off at noon (not sure when he got in!) we both groaned and dragged ourselves up. I had to go back and get Tempus, who had dozed off again, about 20 minutes later, but he got us coffee and we started setting up. A lady peered in the door at 12:45 and started to walk away. I saw her before she got back into her car and got the door open and went in the back and turned the lights on while Tempus helped her up front.

We got her checked through and Tempus was setting up the coffee table when our friends arrived. Helen and I had a great conversation while Hobbit John wandered the shop and Tempus went back and forth with things. Then it was my turn to head into the back to make a nibble tray while the three of them talked. Once I brought the nibbles out (and Helen and John brought some, too!) we all started with the soup and bread, then went on to nibble until stuffed, and *then* had marzipan! ….talking the entire while! We discussed projects and recipes and events that are coming up and the feast and a bunch of other things.

…and then it was time for them to head out. They were going to stop at Ray’s for some pickled herring (on my recommendation, John loves the stuff…) and then head back to Eugene. We packed up a serving of the potage for Ailantha, who hadn’t been able to come, because her brother is ill again, and the rest of the pickles for the two of them. They bought a few things, first, and just as I was running their card Aelwynn finally got there!

So we said hellos and goodbyes and then did a repeat with Aelwynn. 🙂 We talked about trips that we’d like to take and places we’d like to see, then talked about projects and garb and history. Tempus dozed off, but Aelwynn and I just kept going. She finally got up to wander the shop, bought a few things and headed out around 5:30.

Everybody liked the potage de Crecy, especially with Tempus’ Bohemian Rye rolls and all we tried the marinated/pickled cheese, plus the rainbow carrot pickle. That is so funny! The purple carrots turned everything pink including a cucumber and a bunch of tiny brussels sprouts! …but tasty…. 🙂

The plum tree at our old place, the last year we were there. We had to prop up the branches, even after thinning the plums. The new owners cut it down as “unsightly”.

During the day we had 1/2 a dozen more people through, shopping, including one family that paid in mostly quarters (more for my Parks Quarters book!) …and then in the hour before we closed (around 7) we had another couple who came in a bought some stuff…. so it was much better sales-wise than the last couple of weeks. …and I had puttered, watering plants.

I was toast by that point, so I made a rice, chicken and cheese dish, just enough for two servings, and after we ate, turned in. We weren’t all that hungry after the day’s yums… Tempus crawled in for bit to get a nap, since with the later hours for the stores that get bulk drops, he doesn’t have to boogie until around 10pm.

I curled up with my tablet, then got going again at about 11, which is when I realized that I hadn’t gotten this done, yet! Oops! So, here I’m doing it at midnight. I’m intending to get a few photos and then go catch up on sleep.

Today Beachcomber Days starts! Starting 6:00 pm, at the Waldport Community Center – Royal Court Coronation. DJ dance party with DJ Luis & Missy and a drive-in movie featuring Disney’s Encanto. Waldport Community Center, 465 NW Hemlock. …and don’t forget about the parade, Saturday at Noon! The shop will be open at 1pm and probably stay open until 7 or 8pm. Then on Saturday we’ll open around 11:30 or so and stay open until folks shop walking in. 🙂 On Sunday we’re going to be *tired*! 🙂

Saturday evening 0 Sol Fire Dancers with Didgeridoo player and maker, Tyler Spencer on the Main Stage Saturday, June 18, 2022 @ 10 pm Central Coast Fire Department Front Parking Lot.

I’ll put more in tomorrow’s newsletter of the Saturday/Sunday schedules!

The Bay on 6-15-19 by Beth Kattleman. Used with Permission


Today’s feast is the Ludi Piscatorii, the day of the fishermen, in honor of Father Tiber, the Tiber River in Italy. (although Wikipedia has it as 6/7…)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludi_Piscatorii It is also the day of St. Botolph, according to Nigel Pennick, who is an English saint, patron of travelers and fishermen.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Botolph Fishing has been a main source of food since the neolithic and the first permanent settlements, such as those at Lepensky Vir (7000BCE or so) were based on fishing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepenski_Vir

Vervain, Verbena officinalisTears of Isis, Hera’s Tears, Holy Herb, Herb of Grace. Native to europe although other verbenas are from the Americas and Asia. Used in perfume and Bach Flower Remedies – Feminine, Venus, Water – The Cimeruta amulet is this plant. Ritual cleansing of sacred space, magical cleansing baths, purification incenses. Hang over the bed to prevent nightmares. Love, protection, Prosperity charms good luck and inspiration, Anger management, Sexual harassment management, Health and healing, Sleep, Enchantment, Wishes granted.

Spring hours are 1-6pm Thurs.-Mon., although we’re often here later as the days get longer. Need something off hours? Give us a call at 541-563-7154 or Facebook message or email at anjasnihova@yahoo.com If we’re supposed to be closed, but it looks like we’re there, try the door. If it’s open, the shop’s open! In case of bad weather, check here at the blog for updates, on our Facebook as Ancient Light, or call the shop.

Love & Light,


Today’s Astro & Calendar

Moon in Aquarius

Waning Moon Magick – From the Full Moon to the New is a time for study, meditation, and magic designed to banish harmful energies and habits, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity. Remember: what goes up must come down. Phase ends at the Tide Change on 6/28 at 4:53am. Waning Gibbous Moon – Best time for draining the energy behind illness, habits or addictions. Magicks of this sort, started now, should be ended before the phase change to the New Moon. – Associated God/dess: Hera/Hero, Cybele, Zeus the Conqueror, Mars/Martius, Anansi, Prometheus. Phase ends at the Quarter on 6/20 at 8:11pm .

That dot between the Moon and Saturn on the morning of the 18th is Delta Capricorni. (Best time to look is before dawn begins.)

The waning gibbous Moon rises around midnight with Saturn glowing steadily about 7° to its left. Saturn is magnitude +0.7. Partway between it and the Moon look for Delta Capricorni, magnitude +2.8. By the beginning of dawn Saturday morning this array is high in the south, now aligned more upright.

South and east of Spica – Tenth-magnitude Hygiea makes a tight turnaround this month in Virgo. Also nearby, though not shown, are 11th-magnitude Thisbe and Egeria. – Astronomy: Roen Kelly

Asteroid 10 Hygiea is making a tight turnaround in Virgo this month. Tonight, it’s come to a virtual standstill and over the next few days, this world will pivot from traveling northwest to moving east. The Maiden is still some 40° above the southern horizon an hour after sunset and with no Moon yet in the sky, the time is ripe to net this main-belt body. First, find the constellation’s alpha star, magnitude 1 Spica — you can’t miss it! From there, it’s a short jaunt just over 8° southeast to 10th-magnitude Hygiea. A 4-inch scope or larger should capture the asteroid for viewing, and only a handful of field stars nearby are brighter. Although classified as an asteroid, Hygiea is quite large — 270 miles (435 km) across — and its shape is nearly round. Despite its size, it remains fairly dim because its surface is dark and doesn’t reflect sunlight well. The brightest it gets is roughly magnitude 9 at perihelion, allowing observers to potentially spot it with binoculars.

Neptune, magnitude 7.9 at the Aquarius-Pisces border, is 10° west (right) of Jupiter before dawn begins.

Runic half-month of Dagaz/ Dag, 6/14-6/28. – Beneficial rune of light, health, prosperity and openings, signifying the high point of the day and the high point of the year when in light and warmth all things are possible.

Pluto Retrograde (10/8), Saturn (10/23)
Goddess Month of Rosea runs from 6/13 – 7/10
Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7
Color – White
Harvest 6/17&18
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Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7 – The oak of myth and legend is the common oak (Quercus robur L.). It is sometimes called the great oak, which is a translation of its Latin name (robur is the root of the English word “robust”). It grows with ash and beech in the lowland forests, and can reach a height of 150 feet and age of 800 years. Along with ashes, oaks were heavily logged throughout recent millennia, so that the remaining giant oaks in many parts of Europe are but a remnant of forests past. Like most other central and northern European trees, common oaks are deciduous, losing their leaves before Samhain and growing new leaves in the spring so that the trees are fully clothed by Bealltaine. Common oaks are occasionally cultivated in North America, as are the similar native white oak, valley oak, and Oregon oak. Oaks are members of the Beech family (Fagaceae). Curtis Clark

Duir – Oak Ogam letter correspondences
Month: May
Color: Black and Dark Brown
Class: Chieftain
Letter: D
Meaning: Security; Strength

to study this month – Eadha – White Poplar or Aspen Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Silver White
Class: Shrub
Letter: E
Meaning: Problems; Doubts; Fears.


Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
F    17      High   2:37 AM     8.6   5:31 AM     Set  8:58 AM      92
~    17      Low   9:49 AM    -2.2   9:03 PM
~    17      High   4:32 PM     6.7
~    17      Low   9:50 PM     2.7


Affirmation/Thought for the Day –Close your eyes and take a few letting-go breaths, patiently entering the silent, mindful place within you.


Journal Prompt – How do you feel? – How do you feel when you are in bed with the lights out?



~   A friend is one who comes to you when all others leave. – Unknown
~   Joe, I’ve learned by bitter experience not to trust statements set off by ‘naturally,’ ‘of course,’ or ‘that goes without saying.'” – Free Men (p. 418) Robert Heinlein
~   The most effective and devastating techniques are the simplest ones. – Kerr Cuhulain
~   Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. – Archimedes

The show is not the show by Emily Dickenson

The show is not the show,
But they that go.
Menagerie to me
My neighbor be.
Fair play—
Both went to see.


Litha Magick – Lore

Let us begin. Let us sing.
Singing of the small corn.
Singing of the large corn.
Singing as the evening falls.
Singing as the light dawns.
The light dawns and finds us singing,
singing as the corn waves tassels at us.
The dark falls and finds us singing,
singing while the squash waves leaves us.
The earth rumbles from the beating
of our basket drums.
The sky rumbles from the beating
of our basket drums.
The rain comes. The rain comes. – Pima Rain-Making Song

The plants that feed us need sun and water and soil in order to thrive. Too much of one, too little of another, will mean a ruined crop – and, because we depend upon plants for food, will mean starvation and death as well. Our forebears knew the necessity of balance between sun and rain, between night and day, between rest and activity. Too often, today, the balance is lost, so that newscasters bemoan the rain our farms and gardens need – and which we, in turn, need as well. When the weather thwarts our plans this summer, when weekends are rainy and evenings damp, let us recognize the rain’s necessity and thank the goddess for her bounty. The lush green fields, and full larders, will be our rewards. – By Patricia Monaghan ~ From “The Goddess Companion” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast  1-800-THE-Moon

Lore: The God and the Goddess are in Their prime, at Their highest power. This is the longest day of the year and the shortest night. The Goddess is pregnant. After this day, the light begins to wane until the Winter Solstice.

Special Time: The focus of this holiday is again on fertility but also on strength and focus. Plans made at Imbolc, put into motion at Ostara, and encouraged at Beltane should now be in fruition. It is a time to give thanks for the gifts and for our health. After this day things will change somewhat, waning again, and this must be prepared for. This is a celebration of work AND of pleasurable activities. It is also a good time for a dedication rite or a re-affirmation spell.

Activities: On Litha, we celebrate the power of the Sun and play outside as much as possible, taking pleasure in Nature as a child would. Summertime flowers can be collected and used to adorn the altar, the home, and the body. Many people like to make love charms at this time and also cast love-related spells and any other kinds of magick, since this is the highest power of the God and Goddess and therefore there is quite a bit of energy to harness. Some people believe the elves and fairies are afoot and leave out food for them. Some like to cook potpourri made of flowers. One custom is to make one yellow feather wreath and one red feather wreath and tie them together with ivy.


Silliness – Zombiness

Ivan Cauldwell – My morning chuckle…

  • If a vegetarian turned into a zombie they would say “graaaaiiiinns”
  • If a plumber turned into a zombie they would say “draaaaiiiinsss”
  • If David Walddon turned into a zombie they would say “Briannnnnnnnns”

Justine Metteer – Viking zombies: thaaaaanes.

  • Conductor zombies: traaaiiins.
  • Pilot zombies: plaaaaanes.
  • Zombie lions? Maaaaanes.
  • We’ve played this game at my house

Ivan Cauldwell – Batman zombie: BAAAAIIIIINNNS

Justine Metteer – Retail zombie: chaaaaaange.

  • Huh, sounds like holiday season.
  • Flange doesn’t do good zombie perhaps, fraaaaames, construction zombie? Since zombie opthomologist is a mouth full.
  • Elderly zombies need, caaaanes.
  • Also Good For Santa zombies.
  • Check out zombie or traffic cop zombies would be all about laaaaaanes.
  • And all of this gives me head paaaaains.

Sharon Rose  – Sports medicine specialist: spraaaains

Russ Gilman-Hunt – Body builder: gaaaiiiinnnnzzzz

Russ Gilman-Hunt  – Duke : reeiinnzz

Sharon Rose – Reeeeigns?

Russ Gilman-Hunt – Yeah. No coffee.

Brian Huffman – Oregon Zombie: rrraaiiins

Jeanne C. Wood – Reading these horrible puns: “paaiiins”

Ronan Macquire – Housekeeping zombie: Staaaaaiiiins

Duvessa Of-Movilla – Spouse of the pun zombie: uuuugghhhhh with eyes rolling so hard they drop on the floor.

Duvessa Of-Movilla  – Because of course she wouldn’t play along

Justine Metteer – No, mine totally plays along. And usually sucks in friends. It’s bad.

Joe Cook-Giles – Don’t quit your day job.

Ivan Cauldwell – Hey… I’m hilarious

Shoshana Edwards – Norwegian zombies: Daaaaaaanes

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