Beautiful Jacaranda, Newtown, Sydney, Australia Beltaine 31st October 2017
So today is the best day of the year, not just for birthday girls, but pagans alike.
Here in the Southern Hemisphere, the wheel of the year turns to Beltaine. If you have been thinking it’s Halloween, that – i.e., Samhain – occurs on the first of May.
Newtown in Sydney’s Inner West is renowned not only for its bohemian culture and league of nations of cuisines, but its lovely messy Jacarandas which bloom every Spring.
I hope you enjoy this photograph I took of a beautiful Jacaranda tree up the street this afternoon, whilst slightly blinded by sunlight. Jacarandas are one of my favourite trees, with their bell-shaped purple blossoms. Little did I know when I was drawn to photograph this tree for my writing page, that this lilac stunner symbolises rebirth, and is a lunar aspect of the Goddess.
Enjoy, and Blessed Be!
c. Kylie J. Lawrence 2017
Photograph by Kylie J. Lawrence