The chimney where our stork resided in the spring and summer still lay vacant. Who would she find living in our home upon her return? Would they welcome the stork as we had, or would they remove the nest? ... The stork who lived there would ... bring good luck to the home’s new owners. ... The fanciful bird had been a part of our family for so long that I didn’t know when it had first built the nest. - My Sweet Danish Rose
Stork / Une cigogne, nous en avons beaucoup en Alsace
Lammas (or Lughnasadh) occurs in late July and early August. It marks the beginning of the harvest. Its the first of three harvest festivals and is usually associated with ripening grain. It heralds the coming of Autumn. The Goddess manifests as Demeter, Ceres, Corn Mother, and other agricultural Goddesses. The God manifests as Lugh, John Barleycorn, and vegetation Gods.