Blessed Ostara 2013……

Merry Afternoon!  It’s a very cold, breezy but Sunny day here in Ohio.  Winter is slow to leave despite the fact that Spring Equinox is tomorrow!  I believe we have another couple of weeks before we will start really feeling that Spring is arriving here. But the Sun is shining, the skies are blue and if you aren’t can imagine an early Spring day 🙂

Daffodils blooming in Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains!

Daffodils blooming in Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains!


We made it to and back from the Smoky Mountains.  We had a wonderful trip despite the fact that it was unseasonably cold there as well LOL!  All the locals were commenting about how cold it was and how abnormal it was for this time of year.  We did see some daffodils bloomed all over Cades Cove and some forsythia here and there but otherwise it was still Winter there too.  The mountains did my heart good, soothed my soul and helped me to breathe deeper and with great joy and satisfaction.  Of course we had fun with a bit of shopping at the Rock Shop and the Celtic Store 🙂  I was so sad to see about the fires in Pigeon Forge right after we left.  We passed that area more then once while we were there and it makes me so sad to think of the loss of cabins, trees,, and wildlife there.  So glad that no person was injured though.  The mountain will heal itself in time though and it could have been so much worse!

So tomorrow is Ostara and I just wanted to wish you all a Blessed day.  I hope whether Spring has arrived where you live or not…you find a way to have a spring in your step, and Spring in your heart by getting outside and noticing the changes that are happening with Mother Earth.  I know so many of my friends are talking about their gardens and seeds and getting ready..happily…to dig in the dirt and re-acquaint themselves with Mother Earth’s delicious dirt after it has been frozen all Winter long! I know I sure am!!

Many Blessings of Ostara to you and yours!




Filed under Flowers, Gardens, Mother Earth, Nature, Ostara, Photography, Seasons, Smoky Mountains, Spring, Winter

8 responses to “Blessed Ostara 2013……

  1. I read this post just after coming in from looking in my cold frame. It’s like a little gift of warmth under those windows. I can see the spinach and cold weather vegetables forming and I can’t wait for it to warm up and we are ready to start the next batch of seeds. Mother earth is awakening, I can hear all her creatures calling. Thank goodness! The silence was getting uncomfortable. Happy Spring!

    • I love everything you said here striving4balance! It helps me to know that Mother Earth is awakening, despite the fact that She seems to be still snoozing a bit LOL. Happy Spring to you!

  2. Love it! I can’t wait for warmer weather, I need to be outside where it’s warm. It’s sad about the fire and all of the damage. Much love and hugs!

  3. Nora Nix

    Thank you so much, again, for all your postings! I have been to Cade’s Cove and watched the deer come up close to the road.  It is a hidden jewel of beauty and nature.  I am so glad you enjoyed your trip.  Next time, please come a lit-tle further south down here to Social Circle, Georgia and I will fix you lunch!

    Blessed Ostara to you and yours! Nora


    • Oh I would love to come thru and have you fix me lunch Nora! I will keep that in mind next time we go to Florida and come thru Georgia 🙂 Hope you had a Blessed Ostara! Love, Autumn

  4. Debra Nehring

    A Blessed Ostara to you and yours, Autumn! It has been snowing here all day, so doesn’t look too much like spring, but my altar is all decked out with spring flowers and colors , so that perks things up, and our daylight will definitely take off as of tomorrow, being north of 60 .Yippee for Spring!

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