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Saga of Bjorn

This is a charming animated short about a Viking seeking his noble end in battle, but not getting much luck at first.

If the video doesn’t work, look up Saga of Bjorn on a search engine. I highly recommend it..

Full Moon, Strawberry Moon

 Today is the June Full Moon, known as Strawberry or Mead Moon. This is the month to harvest strawberries but also the month traditionally people get married, to celebrate with the drinking of mead. We’ll see the Summer Solstice on the 21st, on Father’s Day, this year, and the season changes into the hot days of summer.

I love strawberries. I often slice up strawberries, freeze them, then add to smoothies for a cool, refreshing drink. Once I didn’t add enough Almond milk (you can add milk or juice), and I found the result was something similar to soft ice cream. Even better. I found a similar recipe that includes bananas, but remember to SLICE the fruit and freeze first. Trying to blend a whole banana or even whole strawberries offers some scary noise from the food processor. Strawberry/banana ice cream.

Strawberry Mead Recipe (1 gallon) – Mead is a very light alcoholic drink, like wine in a way. You can mix all types of flavor with it, so its versatile as well. I tried once a mead with orange blossom and roses. Odd taste but also very good.

Strawberry Syrup– homemade strawberry syrup is good for many things such as pancakes/crepes, but also scones, and the next recipe- soda.

Homemade Strawberry Soda (healthier than regular soda)

Some fun summer crafts:

Make your own bubble wands- This is a fun tip to work with kids, or for playful magick. Once created, use to make bubble, while blowing,  visualize your ‘wish’ when you blow, and send out into the world.

Create Ribbon Spells- easy to do by writing down your wish and tying to a tree or bush so the wind can blow on it. This makes for a festive look as well.

With Summer and the hot weather soon approaching, consider a Henna tattoo. I’ve tried henna tattoos a few times. The Henna smells wonderful, and although the paste itself goes on black, and it takes time to dye the skin, the result looks so pretty. You could design symbols and use as a spell. Wear until worn off, and enjoy the loveliness of the design as well.

Want to share your own ideas for summer? Post in comments.

Sparklemuffin- spider totem


I give you…the Sparklemuffin spider! This is one of a few newly discovered spiders found in Queensland Australia. This is also one of the ‘peacock’ spiders, that will show off their pretty colors in complex dances.

I happen to like spiders. I don’t kill them, but either scoop them into a cup and put them in the back yard or if its winter, they go down in my cellar. Generally, I don’t bother moving them at all. (The Black Widow I found was given the space under the porch).

Out of all the spiders, I love jumping spiders. They are cute, fluffy, and I would argue intelligent. They will watch you when you look at them, and anticipate your movements.

Here is a neat video showing off the Peacock Spiders dances (there are a number of different kinds)

Skeletorus şi Sparklemuffin

And what can the Sparkmuffin teach us? Sparkmuffin spiders teach us unique beauty, to dance like no one watches, and to focus on the important things in Life.

These harmless spiders are so pretty, in my humble opinion. What do you think? Leave comments below.

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