As the end of the month draws closer, the sky swirls and changes minute by minute a tiny bit more, transforming as if the witches were brewing a special rainbow for Samhain. Here's a little ritual you can do... Tiny
https://youtu.be/Vs5p33Kzje8 Spanish bagpipes by the sea... I couldn't be prouder. My oldest son is there! Come north to #TheOtherSpain and you'll find a different world from what you're expecting. Forget cookie cutter vacations and artificial charms. Music from the hills and valleys and beaches of Asturias will fill your ears and transport you to an... Continue Reading →
Beyond the blue horizon, due north, Ireland. All the countries of the Celtic Arc share the same love of music and traditions. Many prefer the Mediterranean, with it's warmth and light. But the north is an undiscovered haven of beauty.
Samhain draws near again... and All Saints follow. After that, the long winter sets in. Long talks on long nights. Winter solstice, snow and cold.
Autumn offers sunsets like no other time of year, it seems. This image is from the 30th.October last year. For a few instants, the sky lights up and burns with colour as if to compensate for the lack of light during the following months.
I took this last October at this time of the month, when Halloween draws near. In the Celtic tradition, it is called Samhain. The fiery skies offer a beautiful display of their best colours before the winter erases them.
Proof of strength: the mighty Cantabrian waves have broken the powerful cliffs into rocks that they shape into capricious figures, polishing and smoothing away their edges. Summer's gone but the sea remains...
I saw a video today that made my hair stand on end. It was about the Norwegian child protection agency, the Barnevernet. The video, about twenty five minutes long, tells the story of how several parents were deprived of their children for 'reasons' like a childhood in a foster home or a slap on the... Continue Reading →