Happy New Year!Now that the whirlwind of the Christmas season is behind me, I am beginning to settle into 2011.
I was fortunate to have had clear skies during the Winter Solstice, which coincided with a full lunar eclipse on December 21, 2010 . Torn between wanting the maximum amount of sleep that night and wanting to witness the eclipse, I set my alarm clock for 20 minutes before the full eclipse and hoped for the best.
I lucked out with perfect weather, and described over the phone as best I could, the splendor I was witnessing, to my friend who was under cloud cover. Finally, I remembered to get my new camera, lie on my back on my Balinese bench next to my backyard fountain and take it all in. I was surprised the next day, to see that the pictures I took accurately captured the spectacular rich colors I had seen in the eclipsed moon just hours before.
I hope you witnessed it too and it may have looked different from where you were. Apparently, depending on your location on the planet, the colors seen were different. It's always perspective, isn't it?
Like rare events, mile markers encourage us to be aware of our perspective. Spoutwood Farm will celebrate its 20th annual May Day Fairie Festival this year! Twenty years of dedication and commitment to land improvement, education and awareness of all things fae has made it into the largest Fairie Festival 3-day event in the United States. For many years I have looked forward to participating in the May Day Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm and seeing my faerie friends! I hope I will have that opportunity again this year.
With enthusiasm for the upcoming Fairie Festival I am creating a special piece to commemorate the 20th anniversary!
Have a great day!