What a beautiful evening last night!
We were blessed with a gorgeous open sky and setting sun.
Even the fire caught on quickly (which might have had something to do with the combustible magic of the firelighter…) and gave good strong flames.
I got to meet Lynx Lady, a friend of Briseilid and OBOD member, she got to witness the chaos of our organisational skills and contributed greatly by giving us wood to burn (you can come again, Lady!)
Dumbledore, came last down the hill complete with purple robes and a toy lion hat (oh yes he did!). Once all was prepared, he was our MC for the night. Unusually, for him, he had a script… And it was based on the actual OBOD ceremony! This wasn’t a bad thing, it just meant things were done in a slightly different order than to what how we do them. The major difference was that Dumbledore took out the Taliesin aspect and focused more on Lugh, which made more sense, to be fair.
It was Vyvyan’s first time of calling a quarter in the Grove and she did it well indeed!
Some beautiful passages were read and even a declaration of “…We shall not be singing ‘John Barleycorn’… Tis a silly song!” To reinforce the edict of our website.
Cymro kindly agreed to share what remained of a bottle of mead, which we all partook a draught.
Whilst sharing thoughts, Briseilid reminded us of the Chinese concept of a fifth season that starts now, which is more of an end of Summer and not yet Autumn. Also pointing out how much of our weather this year has been unusual.
Greenfingers shared that, for him, it didn’t seem like the beginning of harvest as things were still in their growing phases.
During the picnic, as the sky grew darker, I could just about see a glow through the trees, so I went back about halfway to the Hearth Grove and saw the most delightful Full Moon. Or should I say Blue Moon? Either way I called everyone over and we got to enjoy Lady Luna’s majesty