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Lammas at the River

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Lammas is the first of the three harvests, with Autumn Equinox and Samhain (Halloween) to follow.  For me, it always carries a bittersweet feeling, especially since my dad died just before Lammas three years ago.  Summer is at its height with blazing heat, yet the leaves have already begun to fall.  The turn towards Autumn has undoubtedly begun.  


Our journey begins as we drive through farmlands and cornfields, leaving the city and suburbs far behind.

More photos after the jump.


Corn is ripening yet not ready for harvest . . .


Altar1The altar is built in the middle of a field.

CopperbowlAt our feet, gifts and offerings.

FloatingFloating downstream, life is but a dream . . . 

River1 Mermaids love the River.


Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Anna Tue - Aug 04th 2009 10:01 pm

    Just beutiful!

  • Berthe Wed - Aug 05th 2009 1:02 am

    Thanks for you pictures. Just as last year, wonderful, especially the altar, and the last picture of the flowing leaf in the water.

  • Sage BrightHeart Tue - Aug 11th 2009 11:59 am

    Thank you so much, Joanna, it’s ALMOST like being there. (I DO have a rich imagination after all!)
    I am curious if you made, found, were gifted the beatiful straw wheel (aka corn dolly). I have a great book on how to make a wide variety of various figues, etc. from straw and grass but don’t recall seeing a wheel like this one. A truly breatiful altar, and a river for mermaids to frolic in – what a great sabbat.
    Thanks, again, for sharing with us.

  • joanna Tue - Aug 11th 2009 7:35 pm

    Thank you, Anna & Berthe. We did have a lovely time. Sage, the straw wheel belongs to my friend Raven and I don’t know where she got it. But I will ask her when I see her at Meetup tomorrow. Lammastide Blessings, everyone!