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Celebrating Lammas, the First Harvest

in Community, Moments of Grace, Nature, Place, Spiritual Practice, Wheel of the Year


(Photo:  the head and hair of the Bread Goddess)

I’m home from the third annual Northwest Lammas Festival, a homegrown affair started and sustained by some of my mermaid sisters and brothers. (We thank you deeply for your hard work throughout the year!)  My mind and heart are filled with images and sensations of heat and cold, mist and sweat, intricate drum rhythms and laughing babies. The first fruits of the harvest:  the gathering of the tribe and the sharing of the fruits of our hands, hearts and minds.  Waverly said it so much more eloquently than I can on her blog this morning.

But I have photos to share!  (Last year’s photos are here.)

The Bread Goddess (She had gluten-free toes. Yum!)


Lee kept making the most amazing fire sculptures.


Late afternoon mist (it poured rain Friday night).


Nora & Bud’s Lammas altar.


Waverly and Raven admire the Bread Goddess.


Sentinel of the River


“River is flowing, flowing and growing, River is flowing down to the sea . . .”

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Yarrow Tue - Aug 05th 2008 7:56 am

    How lovely. What a gorgeous place and a beautiful bread goddess. Blessings.


  • JulieZS Tue - Aug 05th 2008 3:12 pm

    Gluten free toes, that is cracking me up completely for some reason. Beautiful Bread Goddess, she looks delicious. Glad you had such a lovely celebration sister!


  • Amy Thu - Aug 07th 2008 9:17 am

    Love the look of your celebration. We had a bread God as well! 🙂


  • Cynthia Wed - Aug 13th 2008 10:40 am

    For some reason the bread goddess looks to me like she is on roller skates and the song “I’ve got a brand new pair of roller skates and you’ve got a brand new key” is in my mind.
    Gluten free toes. Har!


  • James Wells Fri - Aug 15th 2008 5:00 pm

    Sweet land and water, and a splendid sounding festival, Joanna. Gluten-free toes…now if only some people had the same…oh, the possibilities.


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