Message from the Editor
& Senior Archdruid

Listening to the storm outside this morning, thunder and hail, it's hard to believe that Spring is almost here, but in other ways we can see that the season is definitely changing...

Two of our local Mother Grove members came over to announce their "official" engagement to each other - they always knew they'd take this step, and have even discussed having the ceremony under an ancient grandmother maple tree that is within a redwood grove - and they asked El and I to officiate! They brought over the paperwork for the license, though the actual ceremony won't be till Summer Solstice...we are SO happy for them, and blessed to have them in our lives!

Another member Druid of OMS has just given birth to our latest Druid - Caleah Fae Awen Suter - is that a Druish name or what?

I have been having some health issues the past few months, and have taken some radical steps to heal them, but it's a slow process - and during it, probably within the next couple of months, El is going to get his heart valve replaced. Apparently 2011 is going to be a year of healing for us, and we are so grateful for all the Reiki energy and prayers from our members - please keep them coming!

I saw my first robin recently, and have taken to bringing left-over walnuts to a tree near our house, and sprinkling them around it - as they are busy building their nests now and would likely welcome a treat...I may even get them some suet and sunflower seeds and put them just outside the house so our kitties can watch them - possibly remembering when they used to catch black-capped mountain chickadees and stellar jays in southern Oregon in their youth...

May the Spring and the season of renewal manifest in your life from the seeds you are planting now - and may they bring a harvest of love, joy, abundance and AWEN!

Seasonal blessings,
In Gaia,
Ceridwen Seren-Ddaear /|\
Senior Archdruid of RDG