Norns of Winter – Solstice Wishes

by angeliska on December 21, 2016

Last night was the longest and darkest night in 500 years, or so I was told… I was up late writing, and the moon shone bright over my backyard, illuminating the bare trees and dead leaves. Tonight I honor the (…)

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Thief of Roses

by angeliska on June 13, 2014

I was raised to adore roses. My mother loved them passionately, and watching her nurture them, prize them, photograph and paint them, I always knew that they were sacred to her. From early on, I came to associate her name, (…)

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Cold Winter Moon, Solstice Blue

by angeliska on December 18, 2013

The Full Cold Moon in Gemini is still soaring above as I write this, casting a bright purity of blue light over the trees grown bare with the season. I am always shocked by how much stronger the moonlight seems (…)

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by angeliska on November 30, 2012

I’ve been wanting to draw this all together for awhile, ever since I found a half-full bottle of Diptyque’s L’Autre on Ebay last year. It’s a scent I’d been hearing tale about for years – one that intrigued me since (…)

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Springtime Scents

by angeliska on April 5, 2012

This springtime in Texas has been truly glorious – we’ve had a very mild winter with only one or two minor freezes, and more rain than anyone’s seen in ages. It truly feels like an earthly benediction, after the brutal (…)

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Suprises + Suchlike

by angeliska on August 10, 2010

Surprises of all sorts are abounding in this scorching season. The heat has gotten so intense that the minute you step outside, all the air is sucked out of your lungs. I retreat into the cool, dark cave of my (…)

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Magic Windows #12

by angeliska on April 20, 2010

Hooray, it’s Magic Windows time! It’s been the most gorgeous, luscious spring here – the last few days have been stormy and sullen (in a really enticing way!) Normally, I’m not a fan of gray and gloomy weather, but the (…)

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Endless Summer

by angeliska on September 2, 2009

Yes, so I’m aware it’s September and autumn is creeping in, but here in Texas it’s going to be summer for a while yet! It’s strange- Fall has always been my favorite season, and yet despite this hideous drought and (…)

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Gold and Gray

by angeliska on December 5, 2008

A series of lazy days, wherein I attempt to hack chunks off of a steadily expanding list, but when I’m chilly I seem to get less done- I need to crouch near the heater and contemplate the dust-motes whispering gold (…)

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Tiempo de la abeja y la flor

by angeliska on March 26, 2007

Mallow (Lavatera trimestis) Here is the blossoming, blooms and bees burgeoning. Tendrils unfurl, new shoots green and tender saplings sway shyly awkward, maidenly and raw-boned bark- a translucent film slides away to reveal young leaves bosky and budding. We had (…)

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