Half-Assed Witchery, Holidays, Wheel of the Year

Imbolc Interlude: Celebrating the Sabbat

Greetings, gentle readers!  We are officially halfway through winter, according to both the Wheel of the Year and the ever-accurate groundhog – huzzah!  I talked about the spirit and tradition of Imbolc a bit last time, so today I just wanted to show you a little of how I celebrated this year in pictures:

Bath with chamomile and lemon herb tea

Imbolc seed blessing
for my wintersown seeds

My first St. Brigid’s Cross
to honor the Celtic triple goddess of fire, hearth, and creativity

Traditional little Imbolc decoration –
bay leaves in salt to represent the green plants waking up beneath the snow.

Burning the Yule greens to clear out the old year and make room for the new

Getting my hands in the dirt again!  Prepping my container for winter sowing seeds.

Shepherd’s Pie – not bad for my first attempt!  Traditional dish for Imbolc with the first lambing season (mine’s made with hamburger, but I won’t tell if you won’t.) 😉

Traditional Scottish bannock – in honor of Imbolc and of Outlander. 🙂

Lemon poppyseed Imbolc bread – the poppies represent wisdom and help you dream of your future and see the path ahead more clearly.

Basking with my sweetie in the 45 degree sun after a hard cold snap (-45 wind chills!)

First wave of winter sown seeds – lots of perennials and some milkweed for now, with more to come!

Not sure how our groundhog didn’t see its shadow with that sunshine, but I am not arguing this year!

It was a fun weekend, friends – and I was so thankful that the weather broke long enough to really feel like Spring is just around the corner rather than being a far distant destination we’d never reach. 🙂

How did you celebrate Imbolc, or Candlemas, or Groundhog Day, or whatever you do to mark the coming of Spring?  Let me know in the comments or on Facebook in The Half-Assed Circle.  Until next time!

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Suburban Lady focused on raising her kid not to be a jerk, keeping herself and her husband healthy enough to feel good, and living life as comfortably as possible in an uncomfortable world.
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