Monday, 1 February 2016

Imbolg







In Celtic countries Imbolg (1st - 2nd Febuary) is the Feast of the  Goddess Brighde
Also known as the Feast of Waxing Light.
It marks the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.

Traditionally lamps were lit in every room in the house to hasten the return of light.

























Painting by W.C. Wontner (1857-1930)   -  " Joueuse de Saz"









"Let the beauty we love be what we do"  ....   Rumi (13th century)



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Shared with     Mosaic Monday       I Heart Macro      Our World Tuesday     Today's Flowers

20 comments:

  1. What a colorful blog you have! And the header is fab fab fabulous!!!! Thank you for this splash of color!

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  2. Hello, lovely flowers and candlelight. Romantic images for the month of February! Happy February, enjoy your new week!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this lovely tradition with us Ruby. Your photos are exquisite as always. Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

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  4. Such beautiful photography of the light and intriguing info about Imblog ~ ready to be half way there to Spring ~ thanks!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  5. Such beautiful mosaics and a woman in the delicate dress!

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  6. A beautiful mosaic....and oh my I love the idea of the Feast of Waxing Light....thanks for shining a light on this wonderful feast day! Here's to the return of the light.

    Donna@GardensEyeView
    and LivingFromHappiness

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  7. Thanks for reminding us - halfway to spring!

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  8. I also love the header and all the colors on this blog. cheers.

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  9. Gorgeous images and interesting information! I learned something new today. :)
    Enjoy the return of the light!

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  10. I enjoy your header with the pebbles, maple seeds, and Lunaria pods. I'm happy when the days start getting longer, halfway to spring sounds wonderful.

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  11. What a lovely post! I had never heard of Imbolg, but I love the idea of celebrating a halfway point.

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  12. Imbolg is a lovely tradition and you've shared wonderful photos in tribute.
    How I love the lavender on purple of your blog, we must be kindred spirits. :-)

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  13. Bright and beautiful colours to spark awareness in this rather foggy filled day~

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  14. A great and luminous selection of images. I particularly like the sunlight falling across the old stone arched doorway. And the light certainly is increasing, as if it is deliberately lingering, reminding us of all that is to come.
    M xx

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  15. A truly lovely post and your photos are brilliant. I also really enjoyed that pretty painting. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend :)

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  16. beautiful pink rose! visiting via Today's Flowers!

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  17. All my favourite colours here, beautiful post.

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