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Whippings, weather and witches – and other superstitions relating to Swedish Easter traditions.

Well friends – it is Spring again and with it, time for another ancient and mysterious holiday. To me, in some sense, the word “Spring” is an onomatopoeia of tremendous potency. Here in our northern hemisphere, it is the time … Continue reading

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A little vernal plant-porn, anyone?

Perhaps it’s silly to get so excited about it, but I can’t help it! My garden is veritably exploding! You can feel the power rising up through the soil – it’s a barely perceptible hum, a vibration of life, as … Continue reading

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