Beltane Fire Festival.

To the pastoral Celtic people’s of Europe the changing pattern of the seasons was a matter of life and death, and marking these changes key moments in the life of the community. Beltane – “bright fire” – was one such marker celebrated in various forms across Ireland, Scotland and Man as the starting point of … Continue reading Beltane Fire Festival.

Sweet Pea

COMMON NAME:  sweet pea GENUS:  Lathyrus SPECIES:  L. odoratus {annual}                  L. latifolius {perennial} FAMILY:  Leguminosae BLOOMS: early spring TYPE: annual or perennial DESCRIPTION: The pastel blossoms of sweet pea come in a lovely array of hues including nearly every color except yellow. Their growth habit varies from … Continue reading Sweet Pea

What is the Birthstone for April?

The April Birthstone is Opal, Diamond & Sapphire. A gemstones that symbolizes a person's month of birth in the Gregorian Calendar is called a Birthstone. These types of gemstone are commonly known as birthday stones and sometimes used as an anniversary gift related to a person's age and year of birth. Since the mid 1800's, the … Continue reading What is the Birthstone for April?