So Walpurgis Night is over and we have woken into Beltane, halfway between Spring and Summer.
When Spring and Summer collides A promise of life as birds and butterflies unfold their wings. Longer, warmer days to grow and rise Splatters of vivid colours over the Spring green canvas.
Above: Me exactly one year ago. My wings are based on the moth species Graellsia isabellae one of my favourite moths, the Spanish Luna
a rare moth that can be found precisely in the area I live, in the
North of Spain. There is even the only sanctuary of this species in the
world that I hope to visit soon as it’s almost the time to hatch out of
their chrysalis. I am so longing for the butterflies… in a few weeks
from now they are going to be everywhere.
This date is linked to the pagan celebration of Beltane in the Northern Hemisphere. Women usually dress in white or light colours that symbolize purity and wear floral garlands. It is thought the May Queen an ancient tree worship. We do not have these traditions in my country, but I still love to celebrate it my own way. This time of the year calls to be joyful and active reverencing the abundance of life.
Winter this year was very mild where I live, it has barely snowed a couple of times, so of course I had to go out to do the Wintry photoshoots I had planned when I had the chance. I got an unexpected surprise from my friends, Spanish Fantasy Clothing brand El Costurero Real, this pair of chiffon Cicada Wings. I love them because they remind me to my favourite movie, The Dark Crystal and I intend to do something very geeky with them. But meanwhile and to celebrate the few “late” snowfalls of the season (just when it feels that Spring is on the way) I have had several hikes that I’ll be sharing. I also had the chance to finish filming a videoclip that I had started the year prior and finally I was able to film the final sequences (but that for another post or the videoclip premiere)
Above: me wearing my Spanish Luna Moth wings by Xorroxin Waterfall (Navarre, Spain)
Last week my friends Estela and Nalian came to visit and our first
hike was to visit this well known waterfall and pond in Navarre, Spain.
We parked in a little village called Gorostapolo. The village is very
small and there are some days you will have to park in the previous
village, Erratzu and walk a mile or two from there. From Gorostapolo is a
very short hike of just about a mile through the woods.
Me and fellow adventurers of the day Estela, Naliam and me (instagram usernames in pic)
Above: me as “Autumn” dress and crown made by myself 🙂
Autumn is my favourite of all seasons :). I honestly love them all
but I grew in a tropical island where “The Fall” would never take place.
Even then I had already written “I steal the leaves” one of the first
songs I ever shared online (I steal the leaves but I´ll bring them back
in Spring…) and first time I saw the leaves changing colours I was
amazed. So that bright, colourful period where all colours shift infuse
my spirit with magic… 🙂 I always have loved Nature 🙂 but for a while
I lived in a big city and some years ago I returned to a quieter life
closer to the healing Mother. I hike a lot, and as you all know I love
fantasy (music, literature, costumes) and I love to dress up a lot :)…
I upload fantasy pictures regularly to my instagram account