The quickening


February 2nd marked the midpoint between winter solstice and spring equinox, a holy day known as Candlemas, or Imbolc, and in many traditions is considered the beginning of spring.

Strangely, in Boulder it was nearly 70 degrees and we spent the morning sowing seeds. These photos don't really speak to the felt sense of the heat and dryness on the land, and how strange it felt to have workable soil in early February. Maybe everything is changing, what we once knew to be reliable season is no longer so reliable, and we must learn to bend and sway with the now unstable climate. We relished opportunity to say a blessing on the fava and poppy seeds, whose wisdom to grow and change with what comes each season inspires our own growth.

freshly planted rows

The warm soil allowed us to move Solidego to her new home, where the tall stalks will be happy next to the duck pond and bog filter. Earth worms joined in the celebration, curiously exploring warm surface soils.