The sun has been shining here in Ohio for two days straight..finally! We even hit 40 degrees with 50 degrees coming for several days. I’m soooo happy to see the Sun God in his shining golden glory!! We have had weeks of gray and dreary days and for a few days at least it looks like we’re going to get a taste of Spring. The huge black ugly snow mounds piled everywhere are starting to melt and we see grass in our yards again. Today I saw robins, cardinals, squirrels, bluejays and even little Chipmunks out and about today..feeding from our bird feeders. I have a little raccon that comes out during the day (which is not supposed to happen) to drink from our fish pond and wash his hands and face..so cute. We have had deer in our yard a few times too recently. I love watching the wildlife! Makes me happy. Spring is coming my friends..just 15 days til the 1st day of Spring or Ostara is here!
My favorite part of the day today has been when my daughter and her daughter, my little Lily, my beautiful grandaughter, came to visit today. I could tell that she was enjoying being able to walk in instead of being carried and was taking her sweet time doing it. Her mom who is so patient and gives Lily the freedom to explore had a smile on her face, enjoying Lily’s morning walk too. When she finally made it in, she had two fistfuls of stones from her walk to our back door. She made sure to bring them to me and show me what she had. I of course, made a big deal out of them. You see, as witches, my daughters and I love stones, crystals, gemstones etc and it’s very pleasing to see our little one following suit. As she gets older, she will learn the magickal properties of the stones and how they can be used to aid in magick or healing. How lucky for her to have her mom, Nana, Auntie and Great Aunt to teach her such things. Sure wish I had that advantage when I was a kid. I’m so anxious for Spring to come as this year Lily is a walking, talking toddler who will be so much fun to explore with and to watch nature from her eyes. Can’t wait.
When I was a kid, I loved nature too. I found myself enchanted with a starry sky and full moon, the smell of autumn and the crisp leaves crunching under my feet, the smell of fresh mown grass, the beauty of flowers, the sound of the ocean, the birds, the crickets and frogs. I spent most of my waking time outside riding bikes, exploring the woods, playing yard games with the neighborhood kids, laying on a blanket reading a book, sitting on the front steps watching the sun go down. I was a natural, nature loving witch and didn’t know it! LOL…I still am but now I understand better why I feel that way. Being Pagan, Wiccan, Witch, brings me close to the love of the God and Goddess in the form of nature and the beauty of it around us all the time. God and Goddess have given us simple everyday things to enjoy everyday and to remind us that they are here with us…not above looking down on us..but right beside us! I love that feeling..it brings me great comfort. All I have to do is sit under a tree and listen to the wind blowing thru the leaves, the birds nesting it, the flowers growing under it and the moon and stars shining on it to know that I’m loved and that I send love back to them. My grandaughter who feels love everyday from her family, will also feel the love of the Goddess along with God and be my little nature girl!!