Here are photos of our Moss Garden in Spring, Summer, and Winter including the Earth Shrine, Quartz Spiral, Puzzle Stones, Radiating Steps, Mandala-Making Area, and Spirit House.
These illustrations are of native habitats that I personally consider to be not only beautiful, but sacred and to be treasured. The drawings are double page spreads reminiscent of a sketchbook. Green Swamp Savanna, Shaken Creek Savanna, and Roadside Wildflowers … Continued
These double-page drawings are from a field sketchbook of North Carolina native habitats and natural communities in the coastal plain, piedmont, and mountain regions of the state. Each drawing shows characteristic details of each habitat on a particular day and … Continued
We are celebrating Autumn Equinox with rituals on two beautiful Donegal beaches in Ireland. On the day before the Equinox we found ourselves on a cliff-side beach full of black and white stones that seemed to symbolize the balance of … Continued
In Spring, 2016, when a section of our small restored forest had to be removed in order to replace the aging septic system, we took this opportunity to begin creating a pollinator garden of mostly native flowers on the now … Continued
Several years ago we restored the bottomland forest of our semi-rural acre with plants rescued from development, and we continue to add native plants from the wonderfully increasing numbers of native plant nurseries. We now live with well over 250 … Continued
A Dances of Universal Peace dance, a memorial sculpture, Native Americans, Irish people, Ancestors, Earth-Spirit, and a humble ceremony. How do these all come together? Here’s the story: Two of our beloved DUP leaders, Larry Taylor and Lynda Aiman-Smith, created … Continued
For her Mother’s Day Ziraat Retreat in Ashville, NC, Darvesha asked me to make an ending ritual as a seal on our intentions to reciprocate with Earth, and as an empowerment for the participants to go forth to celebrate the … Continued