A Magickal Autumn Garden

Summer has evolved into Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.  It is almost time for the last harvest and the moon is new. Twinkling lights flutter over the garden wall. It’s the faerie folk come to celebrate the season. This is a garden for a small space. The apple tree is Espalier (horticultural and ancient agricultural […]

Happy Mabon to Everyone! Autumn Equinox

The days are noticeably shorter and there is a chill in the night air in the Northern hemisphere. Some of the trees are beginning to don their Autumn colours as we approach the dark season of the year. Mabon is the second harvest festival of the year, occurring on the 21st or 22nd of September. […]

Summer Elf

If you wake up at sunrise you may catch a glimpse of an elf gathering flowers from her garden. Available in two sizes here: magickmermaid.com

Beltaine, The Rites of Spring

The celebration of Beltaine is the symbolic union of the male and female principles of creation.  The God and Goddess are united in sacred marriage; the consummation of  their relationship symbolically fertilises the crops and animals for the coming year.  It is a celebration of the continued renewal of life. Symbols of rebirth, renewal and […]

Welcome, Spring!

In the Northern Hemisphere we are celebrating the first day of Spring.  On the Vernal Equinox, day and night are of equal length.  The earth wakes from its long Winter’s nap and signals the renewal of plant life. We can also renew ourselves. New plans, new good habits, new outlook on life. Happy Spring to […]

Tiny Houses, Gnome-Style

Tiny houses are becoming more popular with humans world-wide. They are affordable and eco-friendly. Of course, gnomes have always lived in tiny houses that are off the grid. Although it’s still Winter, Henri is planning a new garden. He was inspired by some designs I created and submitted to Better Gnomes and Gardens Magazine. Both […]

Imbolc – Celtic Sun Goddess Brighid

Goddess of Fire and Fertility Imbolc celebrates the Goddess in her incarnation as the Bride of the returning Sun God. For the celebration of Imbolc, many candles are lit to symbolise the return of light and heat represented by the Sun God. Grain dollies made from the sheaves of the last harvest represent the Bride. […]