Nov

23

By Blossom

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Samhain Pretzel Salad

Magickal Menagerie joined back up with our teachers and a few other folks to celebrate Samhain (Halloween) this year. We held a ritual, during which we performed a play symbolizing the Eleusinian Mysteries. In my role as Persephone, I offered each of the attendants pomegranate arils (seeds).
As is so often the case with Pagan gatherings, a potluck feast followed the ritual. I brought a variation of a pretzel salad. Keeping with the theme, it was a strawberry-kiwi jello and pomegranate aril concoction.

Samhain Pretzel Salad 2014
Pomegranate Pretzel Salad

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Nov

20

By Blossom

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Cold, take 2

Inspired by the prompt at

bitter winds outside
not as cold and lonely as
the bed shared with you

Nov

19

By Blossom

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Cold

Inspired by the prompt at

his cold demeanor
plans laid with ruthless logic
hiding fires within

This poem is brought to you by my current addiction with the television show Arrow. Continued…

Nov

17

By Blossom

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Mammal Monday: Masai Giraffe

Masai Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi

Lewis the Masai Giraffe
Lewis at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Nov

14

By Blossom

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Magickal Menagerie Crafts

Over the summer, I took part in a Wicca 101 class. We named ourselves The Magickal Menagerie.
Class involved quite a bit of hands-on activity. Including crafts!

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Nov

13

By Blossom

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Full

Inspired by the prompt at

women gathering
dancing beneath the full moon
shameless in Her light

Nov

5

By Blossom

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Dawn

Inspired by the prompt at

sunrise or sunset
beginnings versus endings
perspective matters

Sunset Gates
photo by Yevgen Pogoryelov, found on flickr

Nov

2

By Blossom

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Diana’s Bow

crescent of Diana’s Bow
pulled taut against starry sky
let the hunt begin

Waxing Crescent Moon
image by Robert S. Donovan, found on flickr

Oct

26

By Blossom

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Hope

Inspired by a recent conversation and the prompt at

helping families
with a gift basket of hope
rabbits and chickens

heifer international logo

GIVE A BASKET OF HOPE

The Hope Basket includes a gift of rabbits and a starter flock of chickens. Families also receive training and education in the animals’ care to make sure their hope becomes a reality.

The gift of a Hope Basket:

Provides eggs and protein for nourishment
Boosts income through sales of extra eggs and offspring
Passes on the Gift to others, since livestock can multiply quickly

Rabbits are easy to care for and can reproduce in a short amount of time. Chickens lay eggs and provide manure for vegetable gardens. Your livestock donation provides hope for struggling farmers looking for a way out of poverty.

Oct

22

By Blossom

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Release

Inspired by the prompt at

soaring temperatures
cook the suffocating air
at last, clouds release

Oct

21

By Blossom

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Character Meeples

Back in the spring, I supported a kickstarter for character meeples from MeepleSource.
My meeples finally arrived!

Meeples

I received eight of the witches. The female wizard was a bonus thank you offered when they hit (and surpassed) their goals.
I can’t wait to play Carcassonne with my new meeples! Impetus for another game night!

Oct

14

By Blossom

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Selfie

selfie

a selfie with Hidden Timbers Spirit Chief

Oct

13

By Blossom

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Mammal Monday: Miniature Donkeys

Miniature Donkeys Equus africanus asinus

donkeys