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Winter solstice newsletter 2018

Winter solstice is upon us. For us here at Ningendo, this time of year sees cosy fires, frosty mornings and beautiful sunny days. The winter sun is gentle and the short days give long evenings by the fire reading and working on projects long accumulated. As always the list of tasks waiting attention extends over the horizon, and as always the top ten is a fluid mix. One thing at a time is a great illusion. The juggling act is…

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Autumn equinox newsletter 2018

March 21st marks the Autumn Equinox in Australia, where for one moment day and night will be of equal length before the scales tip forward and the darker nights prevail for the next 6 months until the Spring Equinox. With the sun positioned directly over the equator it is said that there is a reduction in the Earth’s magnetic field at the Equinox and an energetic gateway opens that is not ordinarily open. Whatever your beliefs, ritual and meditation at…

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Summer solstice newsletter 2017

Solstice blessings friends. This morning Russ and I took time to connect into Litha—the seasonal celebration of the longest day/shortest night. I find I am drawn to thanksgiving at this time, and so after singing/drumming a Navaho song to greet the morning, I gave thanks to the Earth and Sky and the richness that is my life this day, embracing the expansiveness of the day with a barefoot walk over the mosses and native grasses in our little stone labyrinth.…

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Spring equinox newsletter 2017

Spring is making its presence felt in the orchard. The peaches were the first to bloom, a few weeks ahead of the rest. Then the blood plums and nectarine closely followed by my favourite, the quince. A quince tree in blossom is spectacular. The leaf buds open first and create a green nest for the blossom to sit in. Now the prune plums are beginning to flower and the apples and figs are opening tender green leaves. Spring is in…

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