Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Pagan Eye: Crocuses and kindred spirits

I was walking back from the shops and taking my usual shortcut through the park when I saw these lovely crocuses. I had to put down my bags of groceries and get out my camera to photograph them.

As I was doing so, a very old lady, who I often see walking a little Scottie dog in the park, stopped and started chatting with me.

"How lovely, crocuses, one of the first signs of spring," she said. I agreed.

"Do you like nature?" she then asked.

"Oh yes," I said.

"So do I," she replied. She paused, then added: "I've long done with organised religions - nature is my religion now and has been for a long time."

"Me too," I said.

"I thought you were a kindred spirit," said the old lady. "I always know a kindred spirit."

Now I have absolutely no idea if the old lady - who I had only said hello to in passing before - is a witch or just a nature lover. It doesn't really matter. It is lovely to know that there are plenty of kindred spirits around.

On each Pagan Eye post, I show a photo that I find interesting, with a few words about it. I'm not quite sure what I'll be including - it could be a seasonal image, a pagan site, an event, or just a pretty picture.

If you want to send me a photo for a Pagan Eye post, please email it to badwitch1234@gmail.com Let me know what the photo shows and whether you want your name mentioned or not. For copyright reasons, the photo must be one you have taken yourself and you must confirm that you are submitting it for A Bad Witch's Blog.

Previous related posts:
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2009/02/crocuses-for-love-insight-and-magic.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2011/02/pagan-eye-signs-of-spring.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2010/12/pagan-eye-winter-rose.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2010/08/pagan-eye-druid-oak.html

1 comment:

Frances said...

What a nice post , Bad ! Wonder if your friendship will develop? Lovely to see crocuses down your way - snowdrops have only pushed through here in the Scottish Highlands!
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