On June 26, 2011 Keeper of Seasons Hall met in the Sandia Foothills to celebrate Midsummer, returning to a site we had not used for that holiday since 2007. Though we had originally planned to meet in the Bosque, a few days before our celebration city officials decided to close the area. Extremely dry conditions had created severe fire danger in many parts of the state; even our site in the Foothills was closed not many days after we had met there. Continue reading
On October 31st, 2009 the membership of Keeper of Seasons Hall met to celebrate Winternights.
We met at a trailhead in the Sandia foothills at about noon, and after exchanging some pleasantries and my slinging the bag full of horns and mead over my shoulder, we departed on our short hike to a rocky outcropping well-known and loved by the Hall. Continue reading
Keeper of Seasons Hall met on July 1 to hold its 2007 Midsummer’s Blót. We met much earlier than usual in order to escape the worst of the summer heat. Though Albuquerque had been experiencing its usual summer warmth and dry weather recently, the grasses and other plants of the foothills were still pleasantly green and, in many places, still in bloom. Unfortunately, the vibrant life of the area included large numbers of gnats, which would make their presence known the entire time the Hall met. Continue reading
Today, November 4th, 1998, we celebrated Winternights with an excellent blót led by our newest member, Grundair. Following his great knowledge of wondrous and sundry sites in the Sandias that were well suited to the holy work ahead of us, we all piled into his truck and headed out into the mountains. Continue reading