Fox Seeking

Introduction Around where I live they do this thing on horseback called fox hunting. Basically they talk a loud batch of spotted dogs into running over hill and dale baying as they dash after the scent of a fox and the people follow at breakneck speeds on willing...

Imbolc Day – February 1

Today in the northern hemisphere we are halfway between the winter and spring equinox. In ancient Gaelic times this event was celebrated to mark the end of winter’s grip and the impending joys of spring. It’s a forward thinking very optimistic day indeed!...

Groundhog’s Day

By the time the end of January finally comes up here in the northern hemisphere we’re all a little bonky. We’ve entered that ‘no-man’s-land’ space on the calendar where we’re between the holidays and far away from clement weather....

Sleeping In

Hibernation. Holing up. Going underground. These are all expressions of the wonderful skill many creatures practice in locations with seasonal stretches of hard cold environment. Times when survival is next to impossible. They prepare a safe insulated sleeping place...