Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Grow Old Along With Me, The Best Is Yet To Be"

Merry Meet,

It was another beautiful day outside today.  The cool crisp air met me as soon as I awoke this morning, but by 10:00 the air was getting considerably warmer.  I'm trying to be outside as much as possible in what I know are the last warm days around here. 

My littlest one is an outdoor man as well.  One of my favorite past times is just following him about to see where he leads me. This afternoon I decided to venture out a bit and drove us to an older garden in my town that I honestly have never been to.

It was a bit of a reality check of the changing seasons when I got in there and most of the flowers were beginning their slumber for winter.  All that remained were a few in the bright autumn colors.  Nonetheless I had a wonderful time following my son up and down the cobblestone paths covered with leaves and watching him hide among the bushes and jump out at me yelling peek-a-boo.  Days that as a mom I will cherish forever.

He led me out into a huge meadow where there was a significantly large tree surrounded by a cement circle on the ground.  Engraved in the circle was the year 1939.  My son had a blast running about the circle that had to be about 20 foot across.  I am very curious as to what this circle was used for with the lone tree in the center of it.  I sat under the tree for a bit watching him run circles about me.  Then he started to venture back through the field to the gardens.  We stayed for a bit over an hour.

On our way back he was running down one of the paths and stopped at a sundial up ahead of me.  When I caught up to him he was running his hands over it in a bit of awe.  It was my turn to be awestruck when I read the quote, "Grow Old Along With Me, The Best Is Yet To Be".  I cannot help but think it is a message.  Cole smiled up at me as I read it.  We stayed for a few minutes then I chased after him as he ran towards the car ready to leave.  It was a wonderful way to end our exploring today. :))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Witch Child

Witch ChildMerry Meet :)

We had an absolutely gorgeous Columbus Day weekend out here in Massachusetts.  Truly could not ask for better.  The skies were the bluest of blue, and the turning leaves lit up the sky with these amazing golden hues.  Out here Columbus Day weekend is a huge weekend for Tag Sales, or garage sales as some on the west coast would call them :)  My neighbors were having one and invited us to join them.

We dragged over some things that we wanted to sell, baby clothes, crib, etc and started setting things up.  Fairly quickly after I had gotten there I noticed this book lying on top of the others in a stack of things that use to belong to the girl next door's mom.  The image of the girl gave me chills the moment I saw it. I immediately picked it up.  Of course lol :))) The book is Witch Child, by Celia Rees.

Being a beautiful day out, I spread out a blanket on the ground and curled up under the tree with this book.  I've been reading it every day since.  I have just a little bit left to go but what an amazing book!

It starts out in England in the year 1659.  Mary Newbury journals her experiences as a girl living in a time and place where witches were not accepted.  She witnessed the hanging of her grandmother firsthand.  Her mother, whom has not been with her most of her life, rescued her from being hung herself, and put her on a boat to Massachusetts.  They first settled in Salem when they arrived here. It's just an amazing story that I definitely intend to finish.  Quite possibly tonight lol :) But I was compelled to share in case some of you out there are looking for a good read ;) Weather is getting cooler now. Well, in New England it is ;) If you get the chance to I definitely would recommend giving this one a read.

"During the witch hunts of the mid-1600s, many young Englishwomen died on the gallows, innocent victims of false or hysterical accusations of witchcraft. But what of those women who actually claimed the name "witch" as their own? In the pages of her secret journal, Mary Nuttall reveals what it is like to live in a climate of mistrust and piety in which differences are dangerous and rumors can kill, where she must hide her heritage as a healer and pagan. With a sure hand, she describes her beloved grandmother's trial and hanging as a witch, her own rescue by a mysterious noblewoman, and her eventual passage to the New World and the forest settlement of Beulah. There Mary falls under a curtain of suspicion when she willingly chooses to explore the dark woods shunned by the fearful colonists and makes friends with some of the spiritual native people. When several girls in the community begin to shriek and swoon, and the same minister who damned Mary's grandmother comes to search for signs of witchcraft, Mary is subjected to close and deadly scrutiny." - Amazon Review

Enjoy :)

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Monday, October 11, 2010

50 Best Blogs for Wiccans

Merry Meet everyone :))

I came across a list this morning that I had a lot of fun with.  For those of you who use a blog reader or enjoy reading different blogs I thought you may appreciate this. ;)  The list is the 50 Best Blogs for Wiccans.  I was quite proud to see both the blog for Sacred Mists, Within the Sacred Mists, and my fellow sister of the Mist, Rowan Pendragon's Blog, One Witch's Way.

You can see the entire list here:  50 Best Blogs for Wiccans  


Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

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