Category Archives: Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh Draws Nigh

I’ve noticed lately the influences of the approaching cross-quarter “season” of Lughnasadh.   The sun has fallen lower in the sky (it’s down to a declination of around 18 degrees now, 5 degrees lower than at summer solstice); the air is … Continue reading

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Lughnasadh and Autumn’s Approach – Part 2

looking at the mountain looking at the sea… autumn evening –Kobayashi Issa Could there be a simpler or more sublime invocation of the delights of Autumnal contemplation and reflection than this?  Issa was a master! In part one we visited … Continue reading

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Lughnasadh and Autumn’s Approach – Part 1

“To the beeches of Neldoreth I came in the Autumn. Ah! the gold and the red and the sighing of leaves in the Autumn in Taur-na-neldor! It was more than my desire.” -Treebeard, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien … Continue reading

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