Sunday, February 1, 2009

Imbolc is upon us

I could sense the Wheel turning as I walked this morning. The light of the rising sun had a new brightness and warmth, and there was a sweet breeze blowing. All the birds were courting like crazy.

Imbolc is often honored with foods containing milk, since this is the time of year when new life begins to arrive. Celtic tradition calls for sheep's milk, but since that's a little hard for most of us to come by, cow's milk will do. The pretty girl above is a White Park cow, the breed supposedly kept by the Druids. You can read a little more about them at, where I found the illustration. Click around the site for more nice images of the breed.

1 comment:

Mary said...

A Blessed Imbolc to you, M!