Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Penates and Laertes of our Home

These are the gods and goddesses of the house; the spirits to be found in our dwelling. Some we inherited from our ancestors; others are native to the site on which we live. A few years ago I read Lavinia … Continue reading

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A few weeks ago I captured and froze the last days of summer. Now they’re in the freezer ready for use in the long winter months ahead. I was standing in my  mother’s backyard amongst an explosion of late summer … Continue reading

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