The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120523   Message #2623420
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
03-May-09 - 05:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: Beal Tain Greetings
Subject: RE: BS: Beal Tain Greetings
Spotting blossom buds on the hawthorns yesterday in rural Lancashire, a few even out, but not many as yet. I reckon by the 9th it'll be well blooming!

For the Kipling poem see A Tree Song. It was set to music by Peter Bellamy on his Oak, Ash & Thorn album and has since entered the pagan canon as traditional inspiring the best & worst: