March 20th, 2010

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Ostara

Saturday is our Ostara ritual.  I'm likely to be busy for most of the day, but I should manage at least a little online time.
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Sponsored Photos: More Flowers!

red_trillium has sponsored four more photos, and liked the closeup of the purple crocuses best, so here are more flowers for you to enjoy.  Many thanks for the donation!

This white crocus is in the rain garden.  Those are honeybees visiting it; the girls are awake early this year.  (That means, if they're still this perky when the fruit trees bloom, bumper crops are possible.  Usually they are not awake even by then -- and it'll be a while before those bloom.)

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Ostara Pictures

Our Ostara celebration was great fun today.  We decorated eggs, first using crayons to draw runes, and then dipping them into egg dye.  These were very pale "brown" eggs, so shades of ivory and light tan.  The teal and purple were brightest, orange became a nice peach, red became a brick red, and the denim blue didn't take very well.  We skipped the yellow.  Some eggs were also painted instead of dyed.  Here is a basket showing some of our eggs:


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