Thursday, October 9, 2014

Imbolc

Basket swings in the Imbolc garden
As we continue through the Celtic year, the next garden we come to is the Imbolc (pronounced 'i-molk') garden. It represents the Celtic festival celebrated on February 1st which signals the beginning of spring. In Old Irish, imbolc means 'in the belly' and the festival honors all things bursting forth from the Earth's belly...bulbs beginning to bloom, lambs being born...birth in general. February 1st is also St. Brigit's day honoring the pagan goddess Brighid who was Christianized to become St. Brigit.


Our pilgrim group loved these hanging basket chairs! Everyone took a turn nestling in the cozy seats. They even  became the frame for a sister act....
Shelby and Pam pose for the camera

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