Friday, April 6, 2012

nesting full moon




Ostara is both a holiday and a goddess. The holiday is Vernal or Spring Equinox and the Goddess Ostara is she who brings powerful change to Nature. You can pretty much figure that the celebration of Easter has some roots in Ostara. Interesting that Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after Ostara.

Since suet isn't the food of choice for the birds right now anyway, it makes sense to fill the suet feeder with nesting materials. Here is a list of good things that help the birds cozy up their nests. I used yarn, wool roving, hair from the last haircut I gave my husband, sticks, pine needles and feathers. It will be fun to see which things the birds gather, if any. I've put out materials before and the squirrels got it all. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Today is the full moon in Libra, I almost forgot to mention -- and I will be making full moon art once again. If you do, too, please share your stitching, photos, knitting, painting, drawing, writing, etc. -- email me or share a link in comments next moonday.

Thanks for coming by and happy full moon weekending! xo

14 comments:

Jeannie said...

My suet cages are being put to the same use. We will hopefully have very colorful nests this year. ;) Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Nancy said...

My cage holds an in-process doll, ready to soar! Love the textures and colors you have gathered here.

liniecat said...

what a great idea to hold nesting luxuries! you clever ladies........

Jacky said...

Peggy there will be come colourful,beautiful nests after the birds fossick through your little cage (what a great idea the cage is too).
We had a brilliant light last night from the moon. A big storm with wild winds and pelting rain earlier in the night, then I awoke about 2am thinking someone had turned the light on. So bright the light out in the paddocks. I'm glad I woke up to see it.

Happy Easter to you and your family Peggy.

Jacky xox

Marie said...

This is such a lovely idea and fun to see what the animals do with what
you have shared.....
Happy Easter to you xoxo <3

handstories said...

i shared this idea at school today, thank you.

woman with wings said...

Hi Jeannie, have you noticed any activity? I haven't yet, fingers crossed! Hope you had a good weekend!

woman with wings said...

Nancy, now that's an idea! Oh, I need me some birdcages, that is a cool idea.

woman with wings said...

Lyn, well, I'm still waiting to see if the birds like this stuff!

woman with wings said...

Hi Jacky, hopefully so!

Wonderful about the moon being so bright. Sometimes I think I could actually read by moonlight. ;-)

Hope you had a lovely Easter!

woman with wings said...

Hi Marie, thanks, no action yet, but there's still all of spring!

And I hope your Easter was wonderful!

woman with wings said...

Cindy, oh, how fun for the kidlets!

joe madl said...

peggy, what a fun idea! the imagination is filled with visions of dapper nests in the branches about your home!

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Joe -- hold that vision and make it happen! ;-)