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cohanf

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old guy struggling toward a new path; artist; painting, writing, photography, gardening; plants, bugs, music, film, books, connection (not dating)...
West Central Alberta, Canada

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cohanf, to paganism
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I finally finished my Mother's Day (Mothers Day) /Great Mother Spring Altar blogpost (plus a rather long footnote about the Baltic Goddess Ragana (reduced to a hag/'witch' reclaimed by modern witches but really so much more!)- on blogger and wordrpress
https://cohanmagazine.blogspot.com/2024/05/weve-just-passed-mothers-day-mothers.html
https://cohanmagazine.wordpress.com/2024/05/22/mothers-day-great-mother-spring-altar-i-go-off-a-bit-about-ragana/
YouTube video is in the blog, Spectra linked, I'll link it and the Spectra in replies to this as well. #pagan #animist #DivineFeminine #reverence #spring #nature #rebirth
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cohanf,
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from the blog- re: Baltic goddess Ragana:
"Of course ... authority based on intimidation and ignorance drove the old ways to the wilds, outside civilised village and city life. Of course they labelled these women as dangerous or deranged- for the simple truths they lived were indeed dangerous to the repressive patriarchy..."
Birch catkins- Birch is a tree associated with Ragana and many other European goddesses, suggesting the antiquity of the association.

cohanf,
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Here's a still view of the finished altar, plus another angle where it seems the Goddess manifested among the flowers and greenery (I say this kind of thing a bit jokingly, but also believe the [non-specific] divine energy is there for us to see and feel)

Same altar as previous, in this view beside the handle of the Mom cup, several things in the background have combined to give the appearance of a face, white and sharp almost like a theatre mask.

billyjoebowers, to random
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I do not understand tornado chasers. That has got to be the dumbest nerd thing ever.

cohanf,
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@billyjoebowers I personally am not into the risk of it, but man, the storms are beautiful!

cohanf,
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@billyjoebowers yeah, some of them seem well prepared and careful, others ( I presume wanting to cash in on the potential YouTube fame) seem rather reckless. I was surprised recently to see how long many of the videos are-- many hours! I'm good with the highlights reel...

NatureMC, to visibleMending
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cohanf,
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@NatureMC At first I thought this was a caterpillar picture :)

cohanf,
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@NatureMC !! don't keep them in the bedroom! ๐Ÿ˜†

cohanf,
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@NatureMC oh, was I supposed to be feeding my jeans? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ˜†

cohanf,
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@NatureMC that's from not feeding the jeans enough? I thought it was from feeding me too much ๐Ÿ˜

cohanf, to Flowers
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We've just passed in the Latvian tradition- all based on the Cross-quarter day between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice.
In the Latvian division of the year, this marks the beginning of the
of the land ++ are associated with this time. I have a blog post with pics + vids of bees, flowers etc and link to another post about the roots of the Latvian celebration.
https://cohanmagazine.blogspot.com/2024/04/blog-post.html
https://cohanmagazine.blogspot.com/2022/05/usins-day-spring-celebration-welcoming.html

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cohanf, to 3goodthings
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part 1
@pagan @3goodthings Went out for what I thought would be just a bit of fresh air and brief chores, as it was raining just before I went out. In fact it cleared slightly off and on, didn't rain and--continued:

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part 2
@pagan @3goodthings

  1. I was able to find 8 species of wildflowers that either started since I was out last Thurs, or had started to flower in earnest since then plus
  2. several more things flowering in the gardens, some nice views in bits of sun when it came
  3. what I thought would be very quick jaunt onto the farm to look at Caltha turned into a longer walk, lots of photos and video and enjoying a beautiful spring afternoon as things begin to green--continued:
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part 3
@pagan @3goodthings
Yesterday was Mother's Day ( I was working) and Mom's birthday was right around now also, so I always (still, after her death) make a bouquet of the first wildflowers and early garden flowers-I'll do that tomorrow since it should be sunny, more flowers open, but today was a beautiful scouting walk and and (thunder god, in case you think the primordial goddesses need help with storms ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) were kind and held off till I was back indoors!

cohanf, to InitialD
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This video is a short clip from a video taken a number of years ago in the mountains- the sun hit the water in a way that dazzled the camera sensor, creating this effect of purple rain!
If you are old like me, or a Prince fan, purple rain is going to make you think of his big hit by that name! Do you think this was a message?? ๐Ÿ˜†

links from and YouTube
https://spectra.video/w/uyn5ivZVApB8RiJj8tAF2o
https://youtube.com/shorts/lIeyEtwWoBE?feature=share

cohanf,
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@NatureMC I noticed it a little on another video from the same day.. this was my old camera, I haven't noticed anything like this with the current one, though I haven't been in the mountains for a long time, and don't often come near running water...lol

cohanf, to Battlemaps
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I'm back to 3 day working weekends, long brutal days, so weekend posts will tend to be on Monday or Tuesday...lol Last week saw plenty of wet heavy and some
are coming along anyway mostly in the garden + wild catkins and first wildflower (not shown here, yet) -this week: cool/rain then mid-20sC!
๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท
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vlrny, to random
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I had another meltdown in public today. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

Just doing my bit to lower the bar for what "normal" looks like in the outside world. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

So yay me! ๐ŸŽ‰

And a song for all o' ya'll out there fucking up for the public good. ๐Ÿ’–

Mother Mother - It's Alright

https://youtube.com/watch?v=G5-KJgVsoUM&si=Zhvs5fsTjOUK3znB

cohanf,
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@vlrny Hope you're feeling a little better now. A big problem with people being able to get by is other people worrying about what that should look like! Screw 'normal' ;)

cohanf, to Bloomscrolling
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I started this collage for Six on Saturday, didn't finish (work days) then thought I'd add one more image and make - I finished yesterday but by night had no oomph to post! Now it might be !
I already had the square edits for 6, so I made it vertical with the 7th- is this shape ok for people to view? Is it good on phones? I only use laptop, so I always prefer landscape orientation images... details in alt /replies

NatureMC, to random
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I felt quite childish at first when I interviewed an ant for my podcast. I've just seen that the French health insurance chatbot is a grinning ant. Remember: ants are cool!

cohanf,
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@NatureMC Since ants are the dominant life form on the planet, seems reasonable to interview one!

cohanf,
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@NatureMC ๐Ÿ™‚

NatureMC, to random
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I had been in a department for printed books (which are very expensive in France) for ages. It's a pain to search shelves where you can't type in a search term or title! ๐Ÿ˜‚
So many non-fiction books cutely laid out, with umpteen different colourful fonts (where is the design god of revenge?), but hardly any content. Many magazines offer more. Or two tutorials on youtube. There was a terrible Harry Potter hype and two shelves of cooking books. I haven't bought a book. ๐Ÿ˜ž

cohanf,
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@NatureMC There is a library in the town where I work, but I am in town only to work and then buy groceries...lol I'm not the driver, so no lingering! I was starting to think about looking at what books the library has online, then going in person just to pick them up, then covid came along with further reduction in my public activities (my work is extreme exposure, so then just grocery shopping, and nothing else!).. Prob if I live in or near a town in the future all that will change.

cohanf,
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@NatureMC do you actually read while in the library, or take the book home to read? (It's been many many years since I was in a library, but in past here you could of course sit while the library is open and certain specialty books and magazines could not be taken out, but for regular books etc you could take them home for a week or two, whatever it is).

cohanf,
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@NatureMC Certainly in the big cities they would have all of those things in libraries also-- even many years ago they had a lot of it. Probably the small town one has some of it, they also can get materials from other branches. It's not possible for me to spend time there in person, but I presume at least some of the stuff could be pre-reserved online.

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