Midsummer Celebrations

The summer solstice, also known as “Midsummer,” has been celebrated throughout the ages as the longest day and shortest night of the year. Solstice festivities date back as far as The Stone Age and encompass a variety of cultural and religious rites centered around notions of harmony, femininity, and fertility.  According to ancient pagan folklore,... Continue Reading →

A Field Trip to the Flower Farm 

“The earth laughs in flowers.” Sage words from the great Ralph Waldo Emerson and in these days with dark and dismal headlines weighing upon our spirits, we could all benefit from more joy in our lives. Simple pleasures of watching bees hover over plump blooms or the sound of nothing but carefree summer breezes rustling... Continue Reading →

There is a Secret Hiding in the Blooms

The Language of Flowers There was a secret language in the Victorian age used to express emotions known as Floriography.  The codes and significance of certain flowers could convey a passionate pledge of love or a bitter message of disdain.  In a society where etiquette discouraged outward displays of emotions, the mysterious language of flowers... Continue Reading →

The Roots of Superstition

Admit it. There is that token… that little something that eases your mind and comforts your fears.  Adversely, there are also those things that can cause an unexplainable flood of anxiety and tickle that place deep in your imagination with a sense of dread. Horseshoes, 4-leaf clovers, and a rabbit's foot. Black cats, broken mirrors, and... Continue Reading →

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